Local Artist in Residence
18th Street Campus | 1653 18th Street #6, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luciana Abait is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is a resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. Her multimedia works deal with climate change and environmental fragility, and their impacts on immigration. Abait uses images of nature, such as mountains, icebergs and oceans, along with flight plans, maps and human-made structures, to act as metaphors for her personal experience in her photo-based works.
Abait studied at the National School of Fine Arts, “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires (1997), and has shown her work internationally as well as extensively in Los Angeles. Select solo exhibitions include “On the Verge” at Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2022); “A Letter to The Future” at Los Angeles International Airport (2019-21); “Arte en la Naturaleza” (Art in Nature), Cantabria Museum of Nature, Cantabria, Spain (2021); “Coffin” at Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA (2019); “Nest” at Lehigh University, Lehigh, PA (2012); and “Luciana Abait” at Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, IL (2005). Recent group shows include “Mapping the Sublime,” Brand Library, Glendale, CA (2022); “Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction,” California Museum of Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA (2022), “Arte en la Naturaleza”( Art in Nature), Cantabria Museum of Nature, Cantabria, Spain (2021); and “Nomad” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA CA (2021). Her recent public art projects include ecoartspace Billboard, Brooklyn, NY (2021); “Projecting Possibilities” Culver City Arts Commission, Helms Bakery District (2021); and LUMINEX “Dialogues of Light” in Los Angeles (2021), where her 34-foot-high immersive video installation “Agua” was projected onto the Petroleum Securities Building in Downtown downtown Los Angeles.