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LIVES / WORKS IN LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
Luba Lukova is an internationally renowned artist working in New York. Her distinctive art utilizes metaphors, juxtaposition of symbols and economy of line and text to succinctly capture humanity's elemental themes.
Lukova’s work has been exhibited widely in the US and around the globe. Solo exhibitions include: UNESCO in Paris, France, DDD Gallery in Osaka, Japan, La MaMa Gallery in New York, and the Art Institute of Boston. Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Toyama, Japan, Denver Art Museum, the National Library of France in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts in Mons, Belgium, the Library of Congress and the World Bank in Washington, DC. She has received commissions from Harvard and Columbia Universities, Sony Music, Verve Records, Adobe Systems, United Airlines, The New York Times, Time, the Ministry of Culture of France, and the War Resisters League. Lukova is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. Since its publication in 2008, the portfolio has been exhibited throughout the five continents, transcending language, culture and politics.
Lukova is the Honour Laureate at the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition and has won many awards, including the Icograda Excellence Award at the International Poster Festival in Chaumont, France; first prize at the International Poster Biennale in Mexico; the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon in Paris; and Gold Pencil Awards at the One Club in New York. Most recently she was included as number one in the Huffington Post’s review “15 Women Artists Who Have Left Their Mark On Modern Design”. Lukova holds honorary doctoral degree from the Art Institute of Boston.