Luciana Smith is a Sydney-based artist who graduated from UNSW Art & Design in 2015.
Luciana draws from her own observations and a range of references from the internet and art history, twisting her subjects into a world that exists somewhere between reality and the imagination. Luciana’s work is a collection of strange, anonymous portraits of people and mundane places.
Her recent body of work recontextualises scenes to offer new perspectives; it is a contemplation of the time we live in. Luciana reanimates her surroundings with bold colour as a way of analysing quotidian behaviours and environments.
The paintings are a collection of opportunistic snapshots. Luciana captures candid subjects in fleeting moments, finding humour in day-to-day life, and in looking at people and our settings in a skewed way.
2019 ‘Slow Walk’ at Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney
2018 Guest artist at The Arts Inn Florence, Florence, Italy 2017 ‘The Sunroom’ at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2014 Brie Leon Pop-Up store, Oxford St, Sydney
2018 Finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Finalist in the Art Piece Gallery 30x30 Art Prize, Mullumbimby 2017 Finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2015 ‘InGeniouS’ at The Workroom, Central Park, Sydney
2015 ‘Head On Photography’ at Art Moment Gallery, Sydney.
2015 ‘Mixed Media Moments’ at Art Moment Gallery, Sydney. 2014 ‘Hold On’ at Blackwire Records, Sydney
2014 UNSWAAD Annual Exhibition, Sydney
2014 ‘RESTLESS’ at 107 Projects, Sydney
2010 Luciana Smith & Claudia Bagnall at The Basement, Sydney 2008 Art Express, Sydney Olympic Park