Luciana Abait

Luciana Abait, an internationally exhibited artist, is an Argentian native who now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Her paintings and photographs are mysterious landscapes and desolate interiors that explore themes of human presence and absence. Abait explores her topics with emotional range, from dark to playful, always with great psychological charge.

Underwater Series

Lightboxes

Hands And Feet Series

Mixed Nature Series, C-print mounted on sintra, 15 x 15 inches, 2007 Mixed Nature Series, C-print mounted on sintra, 15 x 15 inches, 2007
Hands and Feet series, mixed media on canvas, 29×18 inches, 2008
Hands and Feet series, mixed media on canvas, 60×37 inches, 2008

Underwater Series #119, mixed media on canvas,
28 x 34 inches, 2005

Underwater Series #104, acrylic & photograph on canvas,
26 x 42 inches, 2004

Underwater Series #111, acrylic & photograph on canvas,
34 x 34 inches, 2005

City Intervention #5, acrylic & photograph on canvas, 8 x 8 inches, 2005

Underwater Series #103
acrylic and photograph on canvas
33 x 53 inches
2004
BORN
1971 in La Plata, Argentina
RESIDES
Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION
1993-97 National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994 Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, England
1993 University of Massachusetts at Amherst
AWARDS
2003 Art in Public Spaces, Crandon Park Golf Course, Key Biscayne, FL
Art in Public Spaces, Flamingos on the Beach, Miami, FL
University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, McKnight Building, Miami, FL
2001 Art in State Buildings Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2000 Honorable Mention, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Program Spin, National Theme Show, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1999 Art in Public Places, Year 2000 Electrowave Shuttle Project
1997 A New Vision, National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1996 First Biennial of Small Format Painting, School of Visual Arts of Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina
1996 First Biennial of Small Format Painting, School of Visual Arts of Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014

2012

2011-12

2009

2008

Aquarium, Red, LAX, Terminal 3, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

Into the Blue, CO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Nest, Asa Packer Campus, Lehigh University, PA

Ivy, Aquarium, A Mid Morning Garden Dream, LAX, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

A Mid Morning Garden Dream, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX

Jean Albano Gallery, two person exhibition, Chicago, IL

2006 Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Flow, Blue, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004 Still Chambers, held in conjunction with FotoFest, International Biennial of Photography, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
Silent Structures, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Swimming Room, Cultural Resource Center, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, – Miami, FL
Liquid, Luciana Abait & Pablo Contrisciani, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Visual Fields”, Cityplaza, TaiKoo Place, Island East, Hong Kong
1997 Hall de las Artes del Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
1995 Hall de las Artes del Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014

2013

Winter Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2012 Objets Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2009 Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 SOFA CHICAGO 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Ingognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Affordable Art Fair, Rice/Polak Gallery, NY
Art Miami, Lurie Fine Art, Miami, FL
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, Bethlehem, PA
Art Miami, Rice/Polak Gallery, Miami, FL
Within & Beyond: Interpretations of the Grid, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2005 54th Annual All Florida Juried Artist Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Art and the City, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Independent Vision, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
Art Palm Beach, Chelsea Galleria, Palm Beach, FL
ArteAmericas, Mackey Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL
Painting the Town Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Settimana dell’ Arte, Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo, Sardinia, Italy
Omni-Art, urban intervention in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Water World, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
ArteAmericas, Mackey Gallery, Miami, FL<brArt Miami, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Miami, FL
SOFA, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL<brArco-International Art Fair, Latin Collector Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Small Works, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakevile, CT
Objects of Virtue, 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
Latin Views 2004, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic Point, CT
Out of the Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 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, Richard Shack Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Fresh!, An Exhibition of New International Art, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
January White Sale, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Seeds of Peace, Annual Auction, NY, NY
Annual Photography Show, Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Miami Rocks, Long Island Beach Foundation, NJ
2002 No Show, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
No Show Home, The House, Miami, FL
Women Artists, Art and Historical Society Museum, Key West, FL
New Works, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL
Pilgrimage to Paradise, Gallery on Greene, Key West, FL
Pa-Per-View, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Argentina 2002, Broward Public Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2001 Reflection, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Winter Presentation, Richard Shack Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Places to Rest, National Theme Exhibition, Broward Community College,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wizo, Women’s International Zionist Organization Annual Auction, Miami, FL
2000 Inner Vistas, 924 Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Spin, National Theme Exhibition, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A Fine Line, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
Hispanic Heritage, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL
1999 Departures- Arrivals (traveling show), ArtCenter South Florida,
Miami Beach, FL
A Finer Line, Finer Things Art Gallery, Nashville, TN
Director’s Cut, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
810 – Artists Exhibition, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Exteriors- Interiors, 924 Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Wizo, Women International Zionist Organization Annual Auction, Miami, FL
1998 New Artists, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
CRI/SRI, The Sheldon Lurie Art against AIDS auction, Miami, FL
1997 Small Format Salon, Loft Espacio Alfa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A New Vision, National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1996 Faber Castel “Art & Graphic”, Galeria Palatina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
First Biennial of Small Format Paintings, School of Visual Arts of Parana, Argentina
SAAP Prize, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994 XXXVIII Autumn Salon Ateneo Popular “Esteban Echeverria”, San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1993 XXXVII Autumn Salon Ateneo Popular “Esteban Echeverria”, San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
COMMISSIONS
2012

2007

2006

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

Qrooz, The Netherlands

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 Art in Public Spaces, Crandon Park Golf Course, Key Biscayne, FL
Colonial Bank, Miami Beach, FL
Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, FL
University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
2002 Neiman Marcus, Coral Gables, FL
Art in Public Places, Flamingos on the Beach, Miami FL
2001 Freshfields, Hong Kong
Art in State Buildings Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2000 Nieman Marcus, Palm Beach, FL
Swire Properties, Cityplaza, Hong Kong.
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
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