About Lucas

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About Lucas

Lucas Justienien Pérez is an artist and calligrapher living in New York City. He received a B.F.A. in fashion design from Pratt Institute of Fine Arts (2004) and a M.F.A in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design (2017). He studied calligraphy and Nihonga (Japanese painting) in Tokyo, Japan from 2009-2015. In 2017 Pérez became a certified as a Shihan (Master-Teacher) in the Shosenbu Calligraphy Group of Nagoya. Lucas has exhibited in New York and Tokyo and has won several awards for Japanese calligraphy at the Nagoya Naka-Ku Calligraphy Exhibition (2014, 2015, 2016). His most recent essay “Rectangular Panoramic Reality” was published in the Queens Museum’s 2017 Panorama Handbook.

Exhibitions:

  • 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)