Born in Mexico City, Juan Luna-Avin is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes mixed media paintings and drawings, sculpture, and video. His work examines individual and collective identities and has explored subcultures, obscure histories, informal economies, and the art of counterfeiting and piracy through his music-themed projects. He has participated in exhibitions at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry (Riverside, California); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CaliforniaQueen’s Nails Annex/Projects and Southern Exposure (San Francisco, California); Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland, California); San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; Y Gallery (New York); Casa del Lago (Mexico City); and Ceroinspiracion (Quito, Ecuador). 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 Shandaken: Storm King artist residency, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and a McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant, and was a finalist for a 2022 Creative Capital Award.