Residency Dates
  • June 2024 – July 2024

Born in Mexico City, Juan Luna-Avin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines individual and collective identities. His practice includes mixed media paintings and drawings, sculpture, and video. He also explores subcultures, obscure histories, informal economies, and the art of counterfeiting and piracy through music-themed projects.

He has participated in exhibitions at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture (Riverside, CA); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF, CA); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, CA); Queen’s Nails Annex/Projects (SF, CA); Southern Exposure (SF, CA); Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland, CA); Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park, CA); Y Gallery (NY); Casa del Lago (Mexico City); and Ceroinspiracion (Quito, Ecuador); among others. In addition, he was a longtime member of Club Unicornio, a collective of artists-DJs who play underground, kitschy, and experimental music from Latin America.

Luna-Avin holds an MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University and a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was an Osher Scholar. He has also been awarded a Lucas Artist Fellowship at Montalvo Arts Center, a Shandaken: Storm King artist residency, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and a McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant.