Currently on display from March 5th - June 4th, 2021
Hyphenated Americans, curated by co-founder Katie Avila, will feature work by LUNA artists and some long-time friends and supporters that explores what it means to be Latinx in the United States. Each piece is a personal representation of identity and culture through the eyes of the artist, demonstrating that there is no one-size fits all description for the Latinx population.
Oct 14th - Nov 20th, 2020
Pre-pandemic, Milwaukee had a dream to host the Democratic National Convention, but COVID-19 had other plans. Despite our national leaders staying home and keeping themselves and others safe, we realized we stan a lot of amazing leaders at both the local and national level! With this online exhibition, Luna members highlighted a handful of the leaders WE love with art and photography in our very first Instagram exhibition.
Co-founder Katie Avila Loughmiller was a Labor Artist in Residence at Santa Fe Art Institute. As a part of her residency, Katie was invited to present her work and be a part of a panel discussion and was also a recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund which enabled her to curate a small digital print exhibition at this same event. Katie chose selected works from all the different group exhibitions LUNA had throughout 2019 to showcase the diversity of talent that makes up LUNA.
November 2019-January 2020
“Team LUNA MKE” is a gallery show led by LUNA member Irma Paloma, turned into a zine. Artwork for this show was created in 2019, and was a part of #quaranzinefest!
Superstitions in today’s culture seem irrational - a childish fear of the unknown. In Latinx culture, however, superstitions have a thread of wisdom that have been passed down from generation to generation. These superstitions contain bits of ancestral advice, 'don’t go outside with your hair wet!' that are still being practiced today. Superstitions can be specific to one's religion and culture however they can be personal as well. So come see the superstitions we learned and pick up along the way!
Sol co-curated by Katie Avila Loughmiller and Gabriela Riveros opened at Genesis almost one year exactly to the date of our first show. Taking place in the warm month of July, we wanted a group exhibition to celebrate the sun, the heat and the summer. For this show we also were excited to have a guest artist, Conchita Pineda, a refugee Venezuelan artist currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
May 4 - June 29th, 2019
After gaining press from our first show, Alisha Koneazny, chair of the Leenhouts Gallery Committeereached out for a chance to exhibit in The Leenhouts Gallery. Housed inside the First Unitarian Church, we were also able to host 4 free public art workshops at the church as a part of Riverwest FemFest.
A curated Latinx exposition that encompassed over 30 Latinx identifying artists, vendors, and musicians. Featuring 18 LUNA artists, the collective came together once again to create pieces that represent their roots and heritage. Live performances included REYNA, an indy/pop sister-duo and local Milwaukee sweethearts.