About Lucas

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About Lucas

Published writer, gold medal winning calligrapher, and accomplished polyglot, Lucas Justinien Perez’s passion is for words. His linguistic journey began as a child in Mexico, took him through 28 countries (living in Japan for six), and enabled him to study ancient Chinese calligraphy in Taipei — Japanese Nihonga painting in Tokyo — and contemporary art & critical theory in New York City. Lucas has a home in San Diego, California but spends his time working bi-coastally. To find out more about Lucas, please visit lucasperez.org


  • What happens when we run out of firsts? December 20th, 2018, Towlroad.com
  • Techno Gothic Sculptures of Violence, November 30th, 2018, hyperallergic.com
  • Reality, THE PANORAMA HANDBOOK: Thoughts and Visions On and Around the Queens Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York, printed November, 2018
  • Vitamin Prep: What do I take it for? March 12th, 2018, hiveplusmag.com
  • The Future of Chinese Font Design, Plots: The MA Design Studies Journal, Volume IV 2017.


  • Zuiun Calligraphy Exhibition (group show), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, July 3-8, 2018 *won first place award in the “shihan” category
  • Outsiders (group show) curated by Shenyuan Ye, Yui Gallery, 131 Eldrdige Street, New York, New York, May 11-14, 2018
  • Glass Fence (pop-up video installation) curated by Cali Kurlan, 33 West 17th Street, New York, October 28th-November 5th, 2017
  • Against Monoculture (presenter) CUE Art Foundation, New York, May 12, 2017
  • Second Nature, (M.F.A. thesis show) curated by Chelsea Haines, Westbeth Gallery,
    New York, April 20-29, 2017
  • God or the Equivalent (group show) curated by Lucas Justinien Pérez, East 25 Gallery, New York, February 6-20, 2016
  • Mainichi Shodoten, The National Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan, May 05-15, 2014
  • Hito Bito (solo show), Sukiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, December 9-15, 2014
  • Ueno-Ku Shodoten, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2013-16 (yearly show)