Artist Cynthia Luján resides in Los Angeles County, working out of her studio in North Long Beach. Luján holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) focused in Figurative Drawing & Painting, with a Minor in Russian Studies from California State University-Long Beach. Through her undergraduate studies at CSULB she traveled to Russia, China and Japan, where she became interested in public signage due to its innate visual traits, allowing multi-lingual people to be led in a uniformity performance through public space. Her work challenges social constructions with images that explore the life of the urbanite and their performance through public spaces.
Solo exhibitions of Luján ’s interdisciplinary work have been featured at The Allery, in Bixby Knolls (2016) and AVD Gallery, Pomona, CA (2016). Her work has also been exhibited at the University Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, The Brand Library, LA><ART, and Art Share L.A. among others. She’s coordinated and assisted in the installation of murals across the City of Long Beach. Her long term goals are to secure local and international residency opportunities, apply for grad school and become a professor at a college level continuing to teach visual art.
Due to her passion for interfacing with artists and community stakeholders, she is a committed community leader and demonstrates a history of working in the arts & culture sector as—a Special Projects Manager for the informal CSULB alumni association FA4 Collective, Co-Director at __flatline gallery in North Long Beach, Fine Arts Instructor for the City of Norwalk Senior Citizens Center, and Education & Community Programs Manager at the Arts Council for Long Beach.