Luciana Abait

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1653 18th Street. Studio #6. Santa Monica, CA 90404
TE# 305-962-6223

BIO Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

1993 – 1997 National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994 Seminar “Literature and Painting – Comparative Avant Gardes” at Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, England
1993 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in Painting and Drawing

2022 On the Verge, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2019-21 A Letter to the Future, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
2019 Coffin, Window Dressing Series, curated by James MacDevitt, Cerritos College Art Gallery, CA (catalogue)
2016-17 Water Cities, Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 3, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
2012 Into the Blue, CO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Nest, Asa Packer Campus, Lehigh University, PA
2011-12 Underwater Series, Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 3, Los Angeles, CA
2009 A Mid-Morning Garden Dream, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Flow, Blue, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
Into the Blue, 180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (catalogue)
2004 Still Chambers, Mackey Gallery, held in conjunction with FotoFest, International Biennial of Photography, Houston, TX (catalogue)
Silent Structures, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Liquid, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
Swimming Rooms, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami, FL
2001 Visual Fields, Cityplaza- TaiKoo Place, Island East, Hong Kong (catalogue)
Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

2022 Re Encuentro Binacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Museo Sol del Nino, Mexicali, Mexico
Aesthetica Art Prize 2022, York Art Gallery, York, UK
Imaginary Dwellings, curated by Marvella Muro and Natalie Godinez, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Kipaipai, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Endless Summer, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX
This Reality, Art Girl Rising, SubjectMatterArt and Repaint History (virtual exhibition)
As the Earth Wanes: Considering Climate Change, ReflectSpace, Glendale Central Library, Glendale, CA
Nature, Nurture, Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction, California Museum of Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA
Mapping the Sublime, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
2021 Winter Works 2021, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX
Force of Nature, Cufflink Art, Fort Worth, TX
One in a Year, The Painting Center, New York City, NY (virtual exhibition)
Nomad, presented by Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Art on Paper, International Art Fair, Jean Albano Gallery, New York, NY
49th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA (catalogue)
Arte en la Naturaleza/ Art in Nature, Cantabria Museum of Nature, Cantabria, Spain (catalogue)
ULTRA!, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
The Anthropocene Epiphany, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
I Shot An Arrow, Irvine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
DIVERSEartLA, LA Convention Center, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, Los Angeles, CA
Refuge-Refugee, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL
2020 Home (virtual exhibition), Acogedor Space, Los Angeles, CA
Drive-By-Art, Outdoor public art exhibition, curated by Warren Neidich and Anuradha Vikram, Renee Petropoulos and Michael
Slenske, Los Angeles, CA
We are Here/Here we Are, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Left Coast, Marin Museum Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
Las Hijas De Los Dias. 7 Female Views from the Margins, curated by Begona Torres and Frida Cano, 18th Street Arts Center, Airport
Complex, Santa Monica, CA
2019 Coalesce, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (catalogue)
What Climate?!, HOTE Gallery, Alhambra, CA
Metamorphosis, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Desert, CA (catalogue)
Like there’s no tomorrow, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Geographies of the invisible line, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)
Power, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA (catalogue)
2015 Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Winter Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Departures-Arrivals-1999/2014, curated by Francine Birbragher. ACSF, Miami Beach, FL
2013 Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 All About Art, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Postcards from the Edge, Cheim and Read, New York, NY
Latin American Visions of LA, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Sur, Biennial 2011, Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2022 Luminex 2.0, Los Angeles, CA
2021 LUNA Fete, New Orleans, LA. Agua projected onto exterior of City of New Orleans Convention Center
Ecoartspace Billboard, Brooklyn, NY. Mixed Media printed on billboard, 14 x 48 feet
ULTRA!, curated by the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Fire I, public art installation at Torrance City Hall, mixed media on
adhesive vinyl, 103 x 91 inches
The Art of Recovery, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Santa Monica, CA, Mattress, photograph printed on vinyl, installed at 18TH Street
Arts Center, Airport Campus, 12 x 10 feet
Luminex, Dialogues of Light, Los Angeles, CA, Agua, immersive video installation projected onto the Petroleum Securities Building,
34 x 32 feet
Projecting Possibilities, Culver City Arts Foundation, Helms Bakery District, Culver City, CA, Road Trip, video Projection of 24 still
images, repeated on a loop, 12 x 30 feet
2020 The Billboard Creative, Hollywood, CA, curated by Chris Vroom, Bridge, mixed media printed on billboard, 14 x 48 feet
2014 Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 3, Los Angeles, CA, Aquarium, Red, photographs on Duratrans, metal structure,
fluorescent lights, 8 feet x 12 feet
2011-12 Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 1, Los Angeles, CA, A Mid-Morning Garden Dream, installation comprised of 21 two-
dimensional pieces from Mixed Nature Series (mixed media on canvas) and Ivy installation (mixed media on wood cuts),12 x 80
2003 Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Crandon Park Golf Course, Key Biscayne, FL, Vistas, glass tile mural, 8 x 33 feet
2002 Art in Public Places, Miami, FL, Flamingos on the Beach, fiberglass flamingo painted with artist’s design, 8 x 6 feet
2001 Art in State Buildings Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Golf, set of 9 pieces, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches each

Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State
Arte al Limite, Chile
Digital Brand Architects, Los Angeles
Arte al Limite, Chile
Baker Hostetler, Orlando, FL
Colonial Bank, Miami Beach, FL
Federal Reserve, Washington D.C
Flint Art Institute, Flint, MI
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Four Seasons, Miami, FL
Freshfields, Hong Kong
King and Spalding, Houston, TX
Lehigh University Museum, Bethlehem, PA
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Time Capsule 2019, Fort Moore Memorial, Los Angeles, CA
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, ArtBank, Miami, FL
Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation, Miami, FL
Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
Nassau Investments, Miami Beach, FL
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Quantum, Terra Group, Miami, FL
Related Group, Boynton Beach, FL
Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL
The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
The Neiman Marcus Permanent Art Collection, Coral Gables, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, FL
Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Swire Properties, Cityplaza, Hong Kong
University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, McKnight Building, Miami, FL
West Collection, Oaks, PA
White & Case, Miami, FL
Private collections in U.S., Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Holland, Italy, France, Hong Kong, U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and New Zealand

2022 As The Earth Wanes, Considering Climate Change, Artist and Activist Talk, ReflectSpace, Glendale Public Library, Glendale, CA
2021 "Artist Talk: Luciana Abait and Sarah Cifarelli,” Special artist walkthrough for “A Letter to the Future”, Los Angeles International
Airport, CA (virtual event)
“DIVERSEartLA Talk: Marisa Caichiolo, Carmen Zella, Luciana Abait, Rachel Whitaker and LA Art Show director Kassandra Voyagis,”
Los Angeles, CA (virtual event)
“Disruption in the Art World,” Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles, CA (virtual event)
2020 “Art Conversation from Artist to Artist,” Interview conducted by artist Pablo Contrisciani on Instagram Live, Miami, FL (virtual
2019 “Coffin,” Window Dressing Series, Cerritos College Art Gallery, CA
2018 “Off the Map, Displacement and Immigration,” Building Bridges Art Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
2015 “Departures – Arrivals 1999 – 2015,” ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
2012 Nest, Walking Tour and Talk, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2021 Art Lives Here, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
Projecting Possibilities Grant, Culver City Arts Foundation, Culver City, CA
Quick Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA
2020 Shares, Grant for Limited Edition, Oolite Arts, Miami, FL
Quick Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA
2015 Santa Monica Individual Artist Fellowship - Year 2016
2005 ArtBank, Purchase Award/Grant, Miami- Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
2000 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention, Tallahassee, FL
Spin – National Theme Show, First Prize, Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1999 Electrowave Shuttle Project, Art in Public Places, Miami Beach, FL

2013-21 Artist Residency Program, 18TH Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
2018 Summer Residency, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA (Aug. 15- Nov. 30)
1999-2005 Artist Residency, Oolite Arts Center (formerly ArtCenter South Florida), Miami Beach, FL

Future Now: 125 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica Art Prize 2022
Bryan Smith, "Luciana Abait's Thought Provoking Art Reflects Upon the Relationship of Man and Nature", San Francisco Post, September 5, 2021
Sarah Marie, "Luciana Abait Battles Climate Change through Thought-Provoking Art, New York Weekly, September 4, 2021
Wild Lands, Jen Tough Gallery, August 2021
Dilpreet Bhullar, “Luciana Abait’s exhibition “A Letter to the Future” is a call to save the planet earth,” Stir World, July 29, 2021
“Luciana Abait presents a Letter to the Future,” Art Nexus, July 9, 2021
Bridgette M. Redman, “Lonely Icebergs,” The Argonaut, June 16, 2021
Genie Davis, “Environmentally Inspiring Photographs and Mixed Media,” Art and Cake, May 21, 2021
“Isolated Landscapes,” Aesthetica Magazine, May 14, 2021
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Meet Multimedia Artist Luciana Abait,” LA Weekly, May 10, 2021
"Luciana Abait: A Letter to the Future,” The Eye of Photography, May 7, 2021
Brown, Betty Ann, "Icebergs, Climate Change & Migration: The Amazing Art of Luciana Abait," Catalogue essay for A Letter to the Future, April 2021
Jennifer Remenchik, “An Exhibition Across Los Angeles Takes on New Meanings in Times of Protest”, Hyperallergic, June 11, 2020
Mathew Stromberg, “Pop-up outdoor art shows in LA fill a need for real-life art experiences,” The Art Newspaper, June 8, 2020
Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig, "ConcientizArt," Letre Urbana, Edition 46, November 25, 2020
Camilla Boemia, "La citta emancipata. Progretti d'arte urbana in pandemia," exibart, June 2, 2020
Andres Isaac Santana, “Un lugar para el Iceberg de Luciana Abait,” Hypermedia Magazine, April 15, 2020
Francine Birbragher, "Water Cities, Luciana Abait," Exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles International Airport, April 2017
Shana Nys Dambrot, “LAX Airport Program Redefines the Experience of Transitory Public Space,” Fabrik, Issue 33, 2017
Ina Drosu, “Taking Flight,” Form, September-October 2013
Katharine Gammon, “Look in the Sky,” LA Weekly, June 15-21, 2012
Pilar Tompkins-Rivas, Luciana Abait. Exhibition catalogue, CO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Rap-1. An International Photographic Survey, Crussell Fine Art, 2010
The Creative Economy, 18th Street Arts Center 2010 Program Annual, 2010
Buenos Aires Photo, Exhibition catalogue, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008
Michael Weinstein, “Luciana Abait Photography,” NewCity, July 2008
Latin American Photography 2. Selections from Lehigh University Art Galleries Collection, 2006
Christina Link, “Emerging Artists,” Artinvestor, April 2006
ArtBank, Recent Acquisitions, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, September 2005
“A Life Aquatic,” The Guardian, UK, August 2005
Jorge Zuzulich, “Luciana Abait en 180 Grados,” Arte al Dia, June 2005
Rodrigo Alonso, Into the Blue, Exhibition catalogue, 180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2005
Dinorah Rodriguez, “Art Talk,” Miami Living, March 2005
Cecilia Lueza, “Luciana Abait,” Arte al Dia, December 2004
Fotofest, International Biennial of Photography, Exhibition catalogue, Houston, TX, 2004
Isabel Block, “Luciana Abait jumps into the big blue,” Arte al Dia, January 2004
"News from Miami," Art in America, December 2003
Octavio Roca, “Mysterious, drifting landscapes of the mind,” The Miami Herald, Dec. 6, 2003
Irmgard Emmelhainz, “Luciana Abait,” Art Nexus, June-July 2003

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