The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of culturally significant contemporary and historical artistic disciplines.
Luba Lukova is no exception to the Gallery’s resolve to present work that progresses the dialogue of social and cultural issues through contemporary art. As an image-maker, Lukova is one of our truly unique voices. Using an obvious mastery of design principles, she creates a disarmingly simple aesthetic to tackle very complex social and political issues. Lukova’s use of metaphors and symbols help her works to remain simultaneously current and timeless.\
Internationally recognized, New York based Luba Lukova has held solo exhibitions at UNESCO in Paris, DDD Gallery in Osaka, La MaMa Gallery in New York, and the Art Institute of Boston. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, 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. Lukova’s new book, Graphic Guts (Clay & Gold), featuring her social commentary art will be published later this year.
VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project.
“I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”.
FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG.
She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool.
CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST
which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)