Luciana Abait is an Argentine painter and photo-artist who has lived and worked in Miami and now lives in Los Angeles. She draws inspiration from these tropical surroundings. Abait’s current series, Mixed Nature Series, creates the sensation in viewers of witnessing a new visual nature through the creation of manipulated landscapes and installations. Objects from architectural origins, nature and found sources combine giving life to an imaginary reality. This series reflects upon human beings and their relationship to the urban and natural environment that surrounds them. It also questions man’s relationship to the micro and macro universes and the significance of individuals in connection to the masses. It aims at reflecting on our position in the world, our significance and our condition of being.
Abait’s work has been shown both in the U.S. and internationally. She has had several solo exhibitions, including Mixed Nature and Aquarium at the Los Angeles International Airport, Blue at the Rockford College Art Museum in Illinois, and in Buenos Aires at the 180 Grados de Arte Contemporaneo, as well as Visual Fields at TaiKoo Place in Hong Kong. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Sur Biennial in Los Angeles. Her first photo-sculpture Nest was recently exhibited at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Abait attended the National School of Fine Arts (in Buenos Aires) and received an Art History degree at the University of Massachusetts and studied Literature and Painting at the University of Cambridge in England.