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LUCINDA LUVAAS BIOGRAPHY



[ Biographical Sketch | Selected Exhibitions | Selected Articles | Public Commissions | Media | Literary Publications | Awards | Selected Collections | Employment ]



25593 1st St., Hemet, CA 92544
909.927.8493
E-mail: lluvaas@pe.net
Web: w3art.com

Lucinda Luvaas’s work is shown nationally and abroad. She has exhibited in museums and universities in New York, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Although her primary medium is oil painting she creates work in varied mediums including: gouache, monotype, etching, painted wall sculpture, casein and murals.

Her interior and exterior public art commissions include murals for John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and WNET-TV, both in NYC.

Her work has been the subject of television specials on “Good Morning America,” CBS German TV, WNET-TV, NYC and The San Diego Art Scene.

Ms. Luvaas has also been interviewed for a Sunday Special on National Public Radio and her work has been the subject of magazine articles including: Americana Magazine and Japanese Cosmopolitan.

She has taught studio painting and mural painting workshops at UCSD, Queens College, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, National University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, NYC, Learning Through An Expanded Arts Program, New York State Community Art Centers and the Southern Vermont Art Center.

Currently, she is the Director of Mt. San Jacinto College’s Fine Art Gallery.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

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

1998
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, Redlands, CA Solo Exhibition (November)
HAMILTON GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA Group Exhibition (May-June)

1997
HAMILTON GALLERIES, Los Angeles, CA Group Exhibition (October)
ORLANDO GALLERY, Sherman Oaks, CA. Group Exhibition (Summer)
Robinson Gallery, Houston, TX, Solo Exhibition (Fall), Gallery Group Exh. (Winter)
Bard Hall Gallery, San Diego, CA, Solo Exhibition of paintings, etchings,drawings, wall sculpture,freestanding sculpture and Artist Lecture (October)
GALLERIA DOS DAMAS, San Diego, CA, Group Exh. at the Clarion (June), Group Exh. at Gallery, (October), solo exhibition at the Clarion (November)

1996
Robinson Gallery, Houston, TX, Group Exhibition, (December-January)
ADR, Los Angeles, CA, Group Exhibition, (February)

1995
In Collaboration, Santa Monica, CA, Group Exhibition, (December)
MYTHOS GALLERY, Burbank, CA, Group Exhibition, (December)
SAM FRANCIS GALLERY-CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS & SCIENCES, Santa Monica, CA, Two-Person Exhibition, (October)
ROBINSON GALLERY, Houston, TX, Solo Exhibition, (July-August)
IN COLLABORATION, Santa Monica, CA, Group Exhibition, (June-July)
MYTHOS GALLERY, Burbank, CA, Solo Exhibition, will include “Familiar Voices” paintings and sound, (April-June)
IN COLLABORATION, Akron, Ohio, Group Exhibition, (March)

1994
GUEST CURATOR, MYTHOS GALLERY, Burbank, CA: Co-curated exhbition with Glen Leonard Doll and wrote the essay on selected artists: “Seaching For Eden.”
GALLERY ANNEXT, New York, NY: Group Exhibition, (April-June)
NANCY SILVERMAN GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA, Two-person Exhibition, (Feb.-Mar.)

1993
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART RENTAL GALLERY, (July): ongoing rental of painted wall sculpture
SPECTRUM GALLERY, San Francisco, CA, Group Exhibition, (December)
ROY G. BIV GALLERY, INC., Palm Springs, CA, Group Exhibition, (October)\
CENTURY GALLERY, Sylmar, CA, Three-Person Exhibition, (June-August):
LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Barnsdall Park, LA, CA, Group Exhibition, and lecture, “Laughing Matters”, with essay and catalogue, written by Tyler Stallings, (Feb.-April)
CREATIVE ART CENTER GALLERY, Burbank, CA, Solo Exhibition, (January): exhibition of works on canvas, monotypes, etchings, wall sculpture and freestanding painted sculpture

1992
CABRILLO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Aptos, CA, Solo Exhibition and lecture, (September): Exhibition of freestanding painted sculpture and oils on canvas
ORLANDO GALLERY, Sherman Oaks, CA, Three-Person Exhibition, (September): exhibition of painted wall sculpture
ORLANDO GALLERY, Sherman Oaks, CA, Benefit for Philip Orlando, (October)
FELICITA FOUNDATION, Mathes Cultural Center, Escondido, CA, (April-July): “Local Color” Annual Exhibition of local artists.
PALOMAR COLLEGE BENEFIT, San Marcos, CA, (May), featured artist for fund raiser.
ERIE ART MUSEUM, Erie, PA, Group Exhibition, (February): part of travelling exhibition sponsored by Pennsylvania State University’s Zoller Gallery

1991
ZOLLER GALLERY, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, “Metamorphosis of A Butterfly”, (June): A group of artists were invited to create pieces out of canvas butterfly chairs. Catalogue of exhibition
MIRA COSTA COLLEGE, Oceanside, CA, Solo Exhibition and Lecture, (Oct.-Nov.)
SARDONI GALLERY, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA, Group Exhibition, (Sept.)
EL CAMINO COLLEGE LIBRARY, Los Angeles, CA, Solo Exhibition, (September)
SOUTH BAY CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OF ART, Torrance, CA, Group Exhibition, (Mar.)

1990
BARBARA MENDES GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA, Solo Exhibition, (May): works on canvas, etchings and wall sculpture
THE NOYES MUSEUM, Oceanville, NJ, Group Exhibition: “Artist’s Gardens”, (March)
MANGEL GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA, Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, (January)

1989
MANGEL GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA, Solo Exhibition, (October): painted wall sculpture black and white large oilbar drawings
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Ralph Wilson Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, the Thirty Fourth Annual Contemporary American Art Exhibition: “From Narrative To Magic Realism”, Micaela Amato, Lucinda Luvaas, Maria Brito. Catalogue Essay by Ricardo Pau-LLosa, curated by Ricardo Viera. (November-January)

1988
THE PENSON GALLERY, New York, NY, Solo Exhibition, (October): oils on canvas and mixed media on paper
THE KINGSTON ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Solo Exhibition and lecture, (December): oils on canvas, mixed-media on paper
THE PALMER MUSEUM, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Group Exhibition, (August), works on paper
ERECTOR SQUARE GALLERY, New Haven, CT, Group Exhibition, (March): curated by Lucy Lippard

1987
DALIA TAWIL GALLERY, New York, NY, Solo Exhibition, (May)

1986
DALIA TAWIL GALLERY, New York, NY, Group Exhibition, (Febuary): oils on canvas
HUDSON VALLEY ‘86: Arts & Sciences Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Group Exhibition (March), curated by Holly Solomon
THE PRINT CLUB, Philadelphia, PA, Group Exhibition, (January): oil, prismacolor, on paper



SELECTED ARTICLES & REVIEWS:

1998
THE PRESS ENTERPRISE, review by Mary Alice Cline, U. of Redlands, Solo Exhibition (December)
MERRILYN DUZY: TWENTY FIVE YEARS, essay for catalogue

1995
LOS ANGELES TIMES, review by Nancy Kapitanoff, Mythos Solo Exhibition, (May)

1994
LOS ANGELES TIMES, review by Nancy Kapitanoff, “Searching For Eden”, (June)

1993
LOS ANGELES TIMES, review by Nancy Kapitanoff of Century Exhibition, (July)
ARTSCENE, Los Angeles, CA, review of Creative Art Center Exhibition, (January)
ARTWEEK, San Jose, CA, review of Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Exhibition, (April)

1992
CAPITOLA COURIER, Capitola, CA, review of Cabrillo College Exhibition, (September)
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, Santa Cruz, CA,review of Cabrillo College Exhibition, (September)
LOS ANGELES TIMES, San Diego edition, review of “Local Production” by Leah Ollman
SAN DIEGO TIMES UNION, San Diego, CA, review of “Local Production” by Robert Pincus (April)

1991
THE VISTA PRESS & THE SAN MARCOS COURIER, Vista & San Marcos, CA, feature on my work for the Palomar College Benefit, (May)
LA READER, Los Angeles, CA, “Featured Artist of the Month” review of solo exhibition at Barbara Mendes Gallery, (September)
EL CAMINO COLLEGE, review of solo exhibition, (September)
COLLEGIAN, Pennsylvania State University, review of “Metamorphosis of A Butterfly”, (June)

1990
GARDEN STATE PRESS, Neptune, NJ, review of the Noyes Museum exhibition, (May)

1989
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, PA, review of solo exhibition at Mangel Gallery, (December)
THE MORNING CALL, Allentown, PA, review of Lehigh University exhibition, (December)

1988
THE NEW HAVEN ADVOCATE, New Haven, CT, review of Erector Square Gallery exhibi- tion,(March)
THE DAILY PROGRESS, Philadelphia, PA, review of the Palmer Museum Exhibition, Pennsylvania State University, (August)

1983
CULTURAL CORRESPONDENCE, review of the mural: “Dead End”
COMMUNITY MURALS MAGAZINE, my article on the making of “Dead End”, (Spring Issue)

1982
JAPANESE COSMOPOLITAN, article on the mural: “Dead End”

1981
THE DAILY NEWS, New York, NY, article on “the Louis Armstrong Mural”, (September)
AMERICANA MAGAZINE, New York, NY, (May): article on “behind-glass” painting featuring my work and technique
CREATIVE CRAFTS, “Reverse Glass Painting” article featuring my work and technique,



PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:

1982
“DEAD END” - 9’ x 15’ interior mural, acrylic on canvas, commissioned by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. Two classes from the fine art department were involved in the final execution of the mural.

1981
“SUMMER IN THE CITY” - interior mural, acrylic on canvas, commissioned by Channel Thirteen, New York, NY. Several muralists painted the piece live on Public Television.
“SUNSET PARK MURAL”, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY, 8’ x 36’ interior mural, oil on three panels depicting the history of the neighborhood
“THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MURAL”, East Elmhurst, NY, 11’ x 64’ enamel on brick, sponsored by Queens College and the CityArts Workshop, New York, NY

1979
THE GLENS FALLS CIVIC CENTER MURAL, Glens Falls, NY, 9’ x 16’ interior mural, acrylic on canvas, commissioned by the Glens Falls Foundation



MEDIA:

1991
THE SAN DIEGO ART SCENE: Cox Cable Television, interview at Mira Costa College Exhibition

1983
CBS GERMAN TV: coverage of the “Dead End” mural, interviewer: Barbara Von Jhering
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: interview on “the Sunday Show” with Gail Pellett

1982
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” : interview with Jo Uman - national survey of muralists featuring my work on the “Louis Armstrong Mural”



LITERARY PUBLICATIONS:

1997
EXCURSIS, New York, NY (December-January Issue)

1996
THE WITNESS, Detroit, MI, (October)
FICTION INTERNATIONAL, San Diego, CA, (Winter Issue)

1994
GLIMMER TRAIN, Portland, OR, (Fall Issue)

1993
THE WITNESS, Detroit, MI, (May)
CUTBANK, University of Montana, Dept. of English, Missoula, MT, (Winter Issue)
MUDFISH IV, A Literary Quarterly, Box Turtle Press, New York, NY



SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

BOB & MARIA GERSCH, PRESIDENT: CAPITAL RECORDS, Los Angeles, CA
LIZ HELLER: VICE PRESIDENT CAPITAL RECORDS, Los Angeles, CA
KELLY GONDA: SOUTH OF DOHENY, Beverly Hills, CA
ALLEN FISCHER: MARITZ TRAVEL, New York, NY
SALLY BERKE BAYNON, San Diego, CA
SUZANNA MONIGER NEAL, La Jolla, CA
DR. MICHAEL & DEBBIE BRESSLER, La Jolla, CA (commission)
THE CLARION HOTEL, San Diego, CA (commission/Galleria Dos Damas, SD)
DR. CLAUDIA FAINMAN, La Jolla, CA
ALLEN FISCHER & RENATE BELVILLE, Brooklyn, NY
BLAKE HARPER, Carlsbad, CA
BONNIE ZOBELL, Oceanside, CA



AWARDS & RESIDENCIES:

1997
YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE, Artist’s Residency at Yosemite (Summer)
WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN

1996
PANELIST: Irvine Fine Art Center, Artist lecture/talk series



EMPLOYMENT:

1997-
DIRECTOR: Mt. San Jacinto College’s Fine Art Gallery, San Jacinto, California


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