Internationally recognized, New York-based Luba Lukova is regarded as one of the most distinctive image-makers working today. Whether by using an economy of line, color and text to pinpoint essential themes of the human condition or to succinctly depict social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought provoking.
In a climate dominated by complex multi-layered imagery, Lukova’s work is a refreshing contrast. Using engaging composition and energetic contrasts, her distinctive style is powerful in its simplicity and vivid palette, often achieved with single ink on colored paper.
Lukova’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and in the U.S. Solo exhibitions include UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka; La MaMa Gallery, New York; and the Art Institute of Boston. She has received commissions from Time, Sony Music, Canon, and Harvard University. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Library of Congress; and the World Bank. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. Since its publication in 2008, the portfolio has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and around the world. Lukova’s new book, Graphic Guts (Clay & Gold), featuring her social commentary art will be published later this year.
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