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  • Writer's picturePeggy Nichols

Lucinda Luvaas, a video artist and a painter, creating in allegory and harmony...

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

"My most recent film: Road 721 is 25 minutes long. To date, it’s been selected by 46 film festivals and has won awards for cinematography, editing, acting and others.

I wanted to invite you, the audience, to visit my new video i

nstallation of works done over the past two years. This video is 1 minute long, and it really gives a good sense of what I’m working on at present in a museum setting.

The world I create and want to live in is one where we harmonize with nature. Like such works as Edward Hick's, "The Peaceable Kingdom," and the Pre-Raphaelites, I want to depict a world where we embrace the oneness of all on our planet.

While at times I extoll and celebrate the natural world and our place in it, there are times when there is a touch of something foreboding.

My work is allegorical. These pieces represent something bigger--something we need to care about before we don't any longer have the opportunity to do so."


Luvaas's most recent film: Road 721 a cautionary tale about climate change has won a number of awards and been an Official Selection in over 46 international film festivals. Two recent films: LA Style and Welcome to Saint Angel won awards at the Culver City Film Festival: Best Short About Los Angeles and Golden State Film Festival: Best Adapted Screen Play. Her video shorts have been shown in the USA and internationally.

'Consumed in Flames, Road 721' video still

'Massage,Road 721', video still

Lucinda Luvass, on set. 'Road 721' Golly1234 password to view video.

Visual Art

Video Link to Luvaas's artwork in a museum setting and detailed explanation of her visual work.

Ms. Luvaas has taught studio painting and mural painting workshops at UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Queens College, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, National University, San Diego Campus, CA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, New York, NY, Learning Through An Expanded Arts Program, New York, NY, New York State Community Art Centers and the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT She was The Director/Curator of Mt. San Jacinto College's Fine Art Gallery in San Jacinto, CA, where she was responsible for creating an exhibition program, a concert and reading series on two campuses, and weekly film screenings.

'Twilight', oil, oil pigment sticks on Arches archival oil paper,

40 x 30 inches 2021

'The Sleeping Gypsy (After Rousseau)', oil, oil pigment sticks on Arches archival oil paper, 22 x 30 inches 2020

'The Green Scarf', oil, oil pigments sticks on Arches archival oil paper, 22 x 30 inches 2020

'Clothesline', oil, oil pigment on Arches archival oil paper, 30 x 40 inches 2021

Lucinda Luvaas, painting in her studio.


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