MICA presents a lecture by artist Miguel Luciano, whose work explores themes of history, popular culture, social justice and migration, through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects. Presented as part of MICA's Mixed Media Series and by the Rinehart School of Sculpture.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; El Museo Nacional de Bella Artes de la Habana, Cuba; La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris; El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; The San Juan Poly-Graphic Triennial, Puerto Rico, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.
Luciano is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, and he was a fellow of the smARTpower Program – an international, community-based art initiative of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
His work is featured in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Newark Museum, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
Luciano is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University School of Art. He is currently an A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art and an Artist in Residence within the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Civic Practice Partnership Artist Residency program.