A D Lecture Series: Luba Lukova

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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 Times, Time, 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 acclaimed Social 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.

Luba will also be following in the footsteps of Chip Kidd by serving as the Best Of Show Judge for the poster design competition organized by the AIGA student organization, Students In Design, at the college.

For more information see: lukova.net/

Co-sponsored with Art + Design, AIGA, Critical Encounters and Students in Design.

Artist: Luba Lukova
Date: April 4, 2012
Location: Stage Two, 618 S. Wabash Ave

Camera: E.Rose, M.Yu
Edit: M.Yu
©2012 COlumbia College Chicago.

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