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Lucinda Luvaas

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Although I am primarily a painter, I do work in other mediums: wall and free standing painted constructions, printmaking, and works on paper. I am very interested in mixed media, my goal being to create a broader sensory experience for the viewer: both visual and verbal.

For example, I am currently making a movie of “Familiar Voices,” a series of paintings I’ve been working on since 1994. There is, an audio soundtrack that goes along with the first 30 paintings—words in the paintings are used for the sound segment.The Film combines the sound, text and paintings.

My subject matter deals with the human condition--at times joyful, colorful, humorous and at other times, dark and mysterious. I am interested in interpreting what I see rather than representing it, my goal being to create something universally meaningful about our shared experience.

“Familiar Voices”, was inspired by the idea that words shape how we see ourselves--the verbal shaping the visual.”Familiar Voices” started with phrases that had a big impact on me and then expanded outward to incorporate the phrases of others. These psychological sound bytes have a strong influence on us for better or for worse and have a real significance in our lives. In addition to investigating how language impacts us, I am exploring societal and personal prejudices/attitudes.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1999 ROBINSON GALLERIES, Houston, TX. Gallery Group Exhibition, (September)
HAMILTON GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA. Solo Exhibition, (September)
JOAN WICK & CO., Houston, TX, Group Exhibition,“Temptations”, (March)
KELLOGG UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“Sketch”, (March-April)

1998-87 UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, Redlands, CA, Solo Exhibition, (November)
IN COLLABORATION, Santa Monica, CA, Group Exhibition (December)
MYTHOS GALLERY, Burbank, CA, Solo Exhibition, (April-June)
GALLERY ANNEXT, New York, NY, Group Exhibition, (April-June)
SAM FRANCIS GALLERY-CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS & SCIENCES
Santa Monica, CA. Two-Person Exhibition, (October)
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART RENTAL GALLERY (1993)
LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, Group Exhibition:“Laughing Matters”
CABRILLO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Aptos, CA. Solo Exhibition, (September)
MIRA COSTA COLLEGE, Oceanside, CA. Solo Exhibition, (October)
ERIE ART MUSEUM, Erie, PA, Group Exhibition (February)
ZOLLER GALLERY, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (June)
THE NOYES MUSEUM, Oceanville, NJ. Group Exhibition, (March)
MANGEL GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA Solo Exhibition, (October)
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Ralph Wilson Gallery, Bethelem, PA. Three-Person Exhibition: The Thirty-Fourth Annual Contemporary American Art Exhibition:
“From Narrative to Magic Realism”
THE PENSON GALLERY, New York, NY. Solo Exhibition, (October)
THE KINGSTON ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Solo Exhibition (December)
THE PALMER MUSEUM, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Group Exhibition (August)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Bob & Maria Gersch-(President: Capital Records, Los Angeles)
Liz Heller-(Vice President: Capital Records, Los Angeles)
Kelly Gonda-(South of Doheny, Beverly Hills)
Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
Dr. Michael Bressler, La Jolla, CA
Allen Fischer-(Maritz Travel, New York, NY)
Sally Berke Baynon, San Diego, CA
Suzanna Moniger Neal, La Jolla, CA
The Clarion Hotel, San Diego, CA
Blake Harper, Carlsbad, CA
Bonnie Zobell, Oceanside, CA
Dr. Claudia Fainman, La Jolla, CA

EMPLOYMENT:

Director, Mt. San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery, 1997-present

MEDIA:

CBS German TV, interview,“GOOD MORNING AMERICA”, interview, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, interview, THE SAN DIEGO ART SCENE, interview

LITERARY PUBLICATIONS:

The Witness, Detroit, MI, Fiction International, San Diego State University, Glimmer Train, Portland, Oregon, Cutbank, University of Montana, Mudfish, IV, NYC, Excursis, NYC

COMMISSIONS:

The Glens Falls Civic Center Mural, Glens Falls, NY, Dead End, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, NY, Summer in the City, Channel Thirteen, NYC, Sunset Park Mural, Brooklyn, NY, The Louis Armstrong Mural, East Elmhurst, Queens, NY

SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS:

The Press Enterprise, Riverside, CA, Los Angeles Times, LA, CA, Artscene, LA, CA, Artweek, San Jose, CA, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, CA, San Diego Times Union, San Diego, CA, LA Reader, LA, CA, Garden State Press, Neptune, NJ, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, The New Haven Advocate, New Haven, CT, Japanese Cosmopolitan, Cultural Correspondence, NY, NY, The Daily News, NY, NY, Americana Magazine, NY, NY
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