Local Artist in Residence
18th Street Campus | 1653 18th Street #6, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Luciana Abait was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently based in Los Angeles where she is a resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. Her photo-based two- and three-dimensional works deal with climate change and environmental fragility, and their impacts on immigration in particular.
Abait’s work has been shown internationally as well as extensively in Los Angeles. Selected exhibitions include A Letter to The Future at Los Angeles International Airport and Sur Biennial in California; Flow, Blue at Rockford College Art Museum and Luciana Abait at Jean Albano Gallery in Illinois; Nest at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania; and ARCO in Spain. She has also completed numerous corporate and public art commissions including Vistas, a 24-foot mural that was commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places for Crandon Park Golf Course in Key Biscayne, Florida in 2004.
Abait’s works are held in private, public and corporate collections from the United States, Europe, Latin America and East Asia. Among these collections are: The Related Group, Florida State University, Permanent Art Collection of Neiman Marcus, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Four Seasons, and University of Miami in Florida; King and Spalding in Texas; Lehigh University Museum and West Collection in Pennsylvania; 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. From 1997 to 2005 Abait was a resident artist of Oolite Arts (formerly ArtCenter South Florida) in Miami, Florida. In 2005 she relocated to Los Angeles and in 2016 was the recipient of the Santa Monica Individual Artist Fellowship Award.