VICTORIA LUZURIAGA BASTIDAS

VICTORIA LUZURIAGA BASTIDAS 

I am an Ecuadorian visual artist, writer, art instructor, and researcher currently based in Brooklyn, New York. My artistic work is highly influenced by my scientific background, bringing the concepts of experimentation, chance, and finding parallels between daily life and the forces of nature that are constantly reacting with them. I concentrate on the manipulation of analog materials by using chemical and biological influences to create an alternative form of visualizing reality. Using a research-based approach to build on the historical, cultural, and psychological structures allows me to create a visual understanding of the questions and issues I explores within my work. The literal and figurative coexist within the crevices of my mutilation of the materials and mediums. Piecing together from a variety of inspirational sources, my work communicates in a language that is weaved throughout my body of work.  

In addition to my artistic practice, I am an art instructor for children. Through an expressive and holistic approach, I use exploration as the foundation of learning through which students are encouraged to be creative, analytic, and produce their own style.

I also conduct research and projects that focus on the historical, political, and social constructions of alternative, non profit, and non-commercial art spaces in New York City and abroad as part of my curatorial practice. My focus on the rejection of capitalistic and commercial ties to art for the purpose of the artist's raw creative intentions goes back throughout the history of the artist-run space scene and has inspired me to create El Sótano.


exhibitions

 “Don’t Stop at the Second Floor” 25 E 13th St Gallery, NY, NY, 2019

"Exposure", LIC Open Gallery at The Factory, Long Island City, NY, 2018

"Seeking Space", Beyond Studios, Bushwick, NY, 2017

 "Really Affordable Art Show", BWAC, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

"Priority Mail: Mail Art Summer Biennial", Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

"Small Works Exhibition", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, 2017

"Photography Expo", Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2016 

"1-800 Hype: Art Basil Art Show", SkyFortress, Bushwick, NY, 2016

District Art Fair, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2016

"Art Fallout", Girls Club Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2015

First Annual "All-Stars Art Show" hosted at Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL,  2015

"Student Artist Showcase" Art Council of Weston, Fort Lauderdale FL 2014

"Art Fallout", Girls Club Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2014 

"Student Artist Showcase" Art Council of Weston, Fort Lauderdale FL 2014


education

 

The New School University - Parsons and Eugene Lang

Dual Degree "BAFA" program: Fine Arts and Psychology


experience

 Co-Founder & Co-Director of El Sótano Art Space

Assistant Manager at The Hub 725 December 2018- Present

Manager at Creative Shin Studio September 2017- Present

Art Instructor at Taller de Arte in Vilcabamba, Ecuador July 2019

Assistant Researcher at NSU Global Practicum in Vilcabamba, Ecuador June- July 2019

Presenter at Art in Society 14th Annual International Conference June 2019

Art Instructor at Private Picassos October 2018- March 2019

Intern at SLA 307 Art Space June 2018- August 2018 

Intern at Microscope Gallery June, 2017-August 2017

Intern at Creative Shin Studio May, 2017- August 2017

Curator for 1800 Hype Collective September 2017-January 2018

Assistant to Sofia Bastidas at Spinello Projects 2015-2016

Assistant to Marie Whitman for Eat Your Poem 2015-2016

Editor in Chief of Electric Ink Literary Magazine 2015-2016


awards

"Dean's List" The New School, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Winner of Florida Congressional Art Competition, 2016

Winner of Arts for the Future Scholarship, 2016

1st Place Winner in Photography at District Art Fair Fort Lauderdale, 2016

Winner of  NCTE Achievement in Writing Award, 2015-2016

"Best in Show" at First Annual All-Stars Art Show hosted by Broward College, 2015

1st Place Winner in Photography at First Annual All-Stars Art Show hosted by Broward College, 2015

Award of Merit for Student Art Assessment and Visual Exhibition by the Florida Art Education Association 2015


Available for work in South FL, NYC, and Ecuador

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