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Luba Lukova

New York

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Luba Lukova is an internationally renowned artist and designer. She 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, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, 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. 

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 illustrate social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought provoking. Lukova’s solo exhibitions have been held at UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa, New York; Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece; and The Art Institute of Boston. Her many awards include Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon, Paris; ICOGRADA Excellence Award; and Gold Medal at the International Poster Biennial, Mexico City. She has received commissions from The New York TimesTime, Adobe Systems, Sony Music, Canon, Harvard University, the Cultural Ministry of France, and the War Resisters League. Her evocative theatre posters have graced numerous stage productions in the U.S. and Europe. Luba’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Bibliotheque nationale de France. She is the author of the critically acclaimedSocial Justice poster portfolio containing passionate visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of out time. In 2010 publisher Clay & Gold will release her new book Graphic Guts, featuring a comprehensive collection of her political posters. Luba holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.