Laura Luna (b. Habana, Cuba, 1958) Graduated from San Alejandro School of the Arts, La habana, Cuba (1974 – 1978) Laura comes from a family of artisans and a solid theoretical/technical background at the San Alejandro School of the Arts in Havana. She is part of the Cuban Post Modernist “80’s Golden Generation”. As daughter of a political prisoner, her “lack of social compatibility,” did not allow her to enter the ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte). In response, she went as an apprentice to the well known ceramic atelier of Rodriguez de la Cruz located in Santiago de Las Vegas where Amelia Pelaez, Lam, Portocarrero, and many other distinguished artists had been her predecessors. She continued to develop her work there until she and her family were able to obtain political asylum in the United States in 1980. She established her studio in Miami in 1994 where she raised her family as a single mother and continue her creative process exhibiting at private galleries, Museums, and Universities thought the US and abroad. . Gifted with discipline and an intricate creative capacity that allows her artistic expression through various methods, has secure a place for herself in the modern as well as the post-modern fine arts world. Laura’s creative process engages all mediums and possible “contamination” and feeds her daily life and vice versa including also stage design at the Adrienne Arsht Center. In addition to her work as a fine artist, Laura relishes cultivating creativity in children and adults through her work with organizations such as Miami-Dade College and Arts for Learning/Miami. Her work is part of The Cuban Masters Collection at the Lowe’s Art Museum at The University of Miami.
Laura Luna, Hand painted ceramic, 2020, 15” ø.