LUCIANA ABAIT


Biography


Luciana Abait was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1993 to 1997 she attended the National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires. She also studied Art History at the University of Massachusetts and “Literature and Painting” at the University of Cambridge, England. Luciana Abait moved to Miami in 1997 and was a resident artist of the ArtCenter South Florida for 8 years. In 2005 she relocated to Los Angeles where she now lives and works. She is currently a resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.

Some of her solo exhibitions include A Mid Morning Garden Dream and Aquarium at Los Angeles International Airport, Flow, Blue at Rockford College Art Museum in Illinois, Still Chambers, held in conjunction with “FotoFest” at Mackey Gallery in Houston, Silent Structures at Naomi Silva Gallery in Atlanta, Luciana Abait at Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, Swimming Rooms at the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs in Miami, Into the Blue at 180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Visual Fields at TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong. She has participated in numerous group exhibits in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe such as Incognito at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Sur Biennial 2011 at Rio Hondo College in California, The Paramilitary Show at the Fire Museum in Houston, the 54th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida and Fresh at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Nexus, Ming Pao Hong Kong, The Miami Herald, Arte al Dia, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, ArtInvestor, Art in America and Art News.

Her work has been shown in numerous international art fairs such as Art Miami, Merryl Lynch ArteAmericas, Affordable Art Fair in New York, Art Palm Beach, Art Chicago and Arco in Spain.

Luciana Abait has completed various corporate and public commissions among them “Vistas”, a 24 feet mural commissioned by Miami- Dade Art in Public Places for Crandon Park Golf Course in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Abait’s works are held by private, public and corporate collectors from the United States, Europe, Latin America and East Asia. Among these collections are: Florida State University, Permanent Art Collection of Neiman Marcus, Colonial Bank, Miami- Dade Public Library System, Four Seasons, The Related Group, White and Case LLP, Richard Shack Collection and University of Miami in Florida, King and Spalding in Houston, Lehigh University Museum and West Collection in Pennsylvania, Gerald and Barbara Levin in New York, Sprint Corporation in Missouri, Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington D.C. and Freshfields and Swire Properties in Hong Kong.
RESUME
BORN
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
1998-2005
Resident artist of ArtCenter South Florida
2008- present
Resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
 
 
EDUCATION
 
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
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2014
Aquarium, Red, LAX, Terminal 3, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Into the Blue, CO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Nest, Asa Packer Campus, Lehigh University, PA
2012-2011
Ivy, Aquarium, A Mid Morning Garden Dream, LAX, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
2009
A Mid Morning Garden Dream, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2008
Jean Albano Gallery, two person exhibition, Chicago, IL
2006
Elemental- three person exhibition, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA
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
2004
Still Chambers, Mackey Gallery, held in conjunction with FotoFest- International Biennial of Photography, Houston, TX
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 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994
Hall de las Artes del Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2014
Winter Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
All About Art, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Postcards from the Edge, Cheim and Read, New York, NY
Latin American Visions of LA. ADC Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011
Sur, Biennial 2011, Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
The Sketchbook Project, Travelling exhibition. Austin Museum of Art, TX, Brooklyn Art Library, NY.
2010
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Summer Exhibition, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
WeHo, 25 Temporary Gallery. Curated by Howard N. Fox ( curator Emeritus of LACMA), West Hollywood, CA
Our Kind of Town, Rethinking Chicago Images, Rena Steimberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Splash, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
Cool, Cool, Cool, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Paramilitary Show, Fire Museum, Houston, TX
The Gladiator Show, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2008
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Buenos Aires Photo, Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Summer Artists, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
Aqueous, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC
Affordable Art Fair, Cancio Contemporary, New York, NY
2006
On the Edge: Artists interpret the American coastline, Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
Latin American Photography II: Selections from the LUAG Collection. Lehigh University Art Museum, Betlehem, PA
Within and Beyond: Interpretations of the Grid. Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, IL. Co- Curated by Claudia Craemer and Ruth Crnkovich
Scapes, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, FL
Affordable Art Fair, Rice/ Polak Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Independent Vision, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
Postcards from the Edge, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
New Acquisitions, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
Art Palm Beach, Chelsea Galleria, Palm Beach, FL
ArteAmericas- International Art Fair, Mackey Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
Buenos Aires Photo, International Art Fair, Galeria 180 Grados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sofa, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Omni-Art, Miami, FL
Painting the Town Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art and the City, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
2004
Arco- International Art Fair, LatinCollector Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Omni-Art- Urban Intervention in Conjunction with Art Basel. Curated by Carol Damian and Tina Spiro, Miami, FL
Sofa, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Smaller than a Breadbox, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakevile, CT
Objects of Virtue. Curated by Edouard Duval Carrie, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL
All Collections Start Small, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair, LatinCollector Gallery, New York, NY
Water World- Warner Gallery, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Settimana dell’Arte, Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo, Sardinia, Italy
Latin Views 2004, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic Point, CT
ArteAmericas- International Art Fair, Mackey Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Miami- International Art Fair, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Miami, FL
Out of the Blues- Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003
Fresh- National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman Island
Art Chicago- International Art Fair, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Affordable Art Fair- LatinCollector Gallery, New York, NY
Art Houston- Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
Out of Sight.Curated by Jeanna Yoo, SFMOMA- Richard Shack Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Miami Rocks- Long Island Beach Foundation, NJ
January White Sale- Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Seeds of Peace Annual Auction- New York, NY
Annual Photography Show- Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2002
Art Chicago- International Art Fair, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
No Show- Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
No Home Show- The House, Miami, FL
Women Artists- Art and Historical Society Museum, Key West, FL
New Works- Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL
Contemporary Visions of Nature- Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Argentina 2002- Broward Public Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2001
Reflections- Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Home Grown- ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Places to Rest - National Theme Exhibition, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2000
Inner Vistas. ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Spin. National Theme Exhibition. Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A Fine Line- Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
 
 
CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
 
2012
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
2007
Qrooz, The Netherlands
2006
Related Group, Boyton Beach, FL
Baker Hostetler, Orlando, FL
Nassau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2005
Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton, FL
White & Case, Miami, FL
2004
Ritz Carlton, Chicago, IL
2003
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Crandon Park Golf Course, Key Biscayne, FL
Colonial Bank, Miami Beach, FL
Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, FL
University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, McKnight Building, Miami, FL
2002
Neiman Marcus, Coral Gables, FL
Art in Public Places, Flamingos on the Beach, Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Project, Miami, FL
2001
Freshfields, Hong Kong
Art in State Buildings Program. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2000
Swire Properties, Cityplaza, Hong Kong Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach, FL
 
 
CORPORATE, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
 
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
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, Boyton 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
Gerald and Barbara Levin, Colorado, New York
Richard Shack Collection, 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
 
 
ARTIST PRESENTATION
 
2012
Nest, Walking Tour and Talk. Lehigh University, PA
2005
Gallery Talk, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
2003
Artist Presentation, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2002
Looking South, Broward Public Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Latin Artists: The Twenty First Century Revolution, organized by National Council of La Raza,
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL
1999
Departure Art vs Arrival Art, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
 
 
AWARDS
 
2005
ArtBank- Miami- Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
2000
Honorable Mention. Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Program, Tallahassee, FL
Spin – National Theme Show. Broward Community College. Fort Lauderdale, FL
1999
Art in Public Places- Electrowave Shuttle Project, Miami Beach, FL
 
 
CATALOGUES AND BOOKS
 
 
Alonso, Rodrigo. Into the Blue. Exhibition catalogue, 180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2005
ArtBank, Recent Aquisitions. Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL, September 2005
Birbragher, Francine. Luciana Abait. Exhibition catalogue, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2001
Coetzze, Mark. Where Art is Happening, 2002. ISBN: 0-9719492-0-4
Damian, Carol and Birbragher, Francine. Departures- Arrivals. Exhibition catalogue, ArtCenter South Florida, April 1999
Gada, Blue Project, Luciana Abait, December 2000
Guest Informant, Art, Luciana Abait, Year 2001
Fotofest, International Biennial of Photography. Exhibitions catalogue, Houston, TX, Year 2004
Latin American Photography 2. Selections from Lehigh University Art Galleries Collection, 2006
Llenza, Debbie. Argentina 2002. Exhibition Catalogue, Broward Public Library, Year 2002
Rap-10. An International Photographic Survey. Crussell Fine Art, Year 2010
Sur Biennial, Year 2012
The Creative Economy. 18th Street Arts Center 2010 Program Annual, Year 2010
Tompkins-Rivas, Pilar. Luciana Abait. Exhibition catalogue. CO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. October 2012
Visual Fields. Exhibition Catalogue, TaiKoo Place and CitiPlaza, Hong Kong, January 2001
 
 
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
 
 
Aznarez, Juan. La Nacion, Miami es el nuevo polo del arte latino, March 28th, 2000
Birbragher, Francine. Art Nexus, Commissions, May-July 2001
Block, Isabel. Arte al Dia, Luciana Abait jumps into the big blue, January 2004
Camper, Fred. Chicago Reader, Absence- Minded, September 28th, 2002
Colon, Yves. The Herald, Argentine artists find inspiration in Miami, April 20th, 1999
Cox, Petey. Miami Today, Top area exhibits include…, April 29th, 1999
Damian, Carol. Art Nexus, Departures- Arrivals, August October 1999
Drosu, Ina. Form, Taking Flight, September- October,2013
Emmelhainz, Irmgard. Art Nexus, Luciana Abait, June-July 2003
Evora, Jose Antonio. El Nuevo Herald, Artistas del a Playa, July 12th, 1998
Hawkins, Margaret. Chicago Sun-Times, Moody Hues, April 11th, 2003
_. Argentinian Artist in Island East. Hong Kong Daily News, January 21st, 2001
_.Hong Kong Windows. Ming Pao, January 19th, 2001
Korman, Nina. The New Times, Luciana Abait, June 2003
Feinstein, Roni. Art in America, Miami Heats Up, November 1999
Art in America, News from Miami, December 2003
Lueza, Cecilia. Arte al Dia, Luciana Abait, December 2004
Lynn, Sue, Florida International Magazine, A Space Of Their Own, March- April 2001
McDougall, Frances. Entrée Magazine, Artful Miami, Fall 2002
McClare, Kate. Where Miami, Master Strokes, May 2001
Pelaez, Monica. Ocean Drive, Luciana Abait, March 1999
_.Departures/ Arrivals: Art That Takes You Places, Sunpost, April 15th, 1999
_. A Life Acquatic, The Guardian UK, August 2005
Roca, Octavio. The Miami Herald, Mysterious, drifting landscapes of the mind, Dec. 6th, 2003
Rodriguez, Dinorah. Miami Living, Art Talk, March 2005
Turner, Elisa. The Miami Herald, Maturing ArtCenter Bears Fruit in Show on Fusion Art, Oct. 2000 Von Christina Link, Artinvestor, Emerging Artists, April 2006
Weinstein, Michael, NewCity, Luciana Abait Photograhy, July 2008
Zuzulich, Jorge. Arte al Dia, Luciana Abait en 180 Grados, June 2005