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Luanda Lozano

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"I explore aquatint, collagraph, and etching for my art not because of the inherent multiple images possible, but primarily because I find the process and the graphic qualities of the marks and values most effective for my expressive purposes.

Woven throughout, irregular shapes conjure organic forms that resemble animal skins with shamanistic implications. Faces and anthropomorphic figures hint at social concerns, yet they do not completely address political situations as much as personal and spiritual associations, often with ambiguous metaphors. The result is a dynamic image that changes with the viewers' distance, drawing them in to reveal surprises, emotional power, and subtly concealed content."

- Luanda Lozano

 

Luanda Lozano earned a BFA degree in Illustration at Parsons The New School of Design in New York and developed her love for prints at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop with the Peruvian artist Claudio Juarez.

Her prints are part of several prestigious collections, among them: Kanagawa Museum in Japan; Museo Nacional del Grabado, Argentina; Varna Museum, Bulgaria; Montclair Art Museum, NJ (PMW Portfolio 2000); Library of Congress, (Blackburn’s Print Collection); The Smithsonian American Art Museum; National Taiwan Museum and Florean Museum, Romania.

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