Jane LaFarge Hamill, Maria Kozak
BAANG is a NYC–based new media collaboration by artists Jane LaFarge Hamill and Maria Kozak. Using an array of digital and analog mediums, they make imaginative experiences that aim to delight, engage, and challenge the perspective of their viewers.
Hamill and Kozak met through graduate school at The New York Academy of Art where they were classically trained in painting. After both established careers as painters, they simultaneously discovered a need to move beyond the limitations of the static medium. They worked in tandem to learn the applications and tools necessary to produce artwork in VR and other forms of new technology. They have shown recently at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, The Detroit Public Library, Sotheby’s, Moda Operandi and Barneys.
The name BAANG invokes the spirit of creating something out of nothing. They launched in 2017 with the intention of building worlds at the intersection of art and technology.