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EDUCATION

M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California 2004
B.A. Columbia University, Department of Visual Arts, New York, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Lead Me Through the Dawn Quint Projects, San Diego
2016 Driving Sunset Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
2015 Vice City Holly Hunt, Miami
2013 Even if the Lights Go Out Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2013 Cruise Collection 2013 Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2013 Elegies: A Project in Print Artist in Residence, Irvine Fine Arts Center
2011 saltus fidei/ Leap of Faith Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2010 CERCA Series: Mara De Luca Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
2002 911: Flags and Mannah Abstruse Space, London, England
Political Pop: Mara De Luca and David Cerny
Galerie Chromosome, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Cosmic Connections TOTAH New York, NY
2016 Gathering Light Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2015 Atmospheric Abstraction: Larry Bell, Gisela Colon, Mara De Luca and Heather Gwen Martin, Quint Gallery, La Jolla
2015 Transcending Cool: Tripping through California Abstraction Royale Projects Palm Desert
2015 The Bliss Point Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
2015 Unbound Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Surface to Edge Cypress College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Promo Lane Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2014 Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
2013 EXPO Chicago: Mara De Luca and Heather Gwen Martin Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2013 De Stil Curated by Carl Berg, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles
2013 Searchin’: Los Angeles and the Quest for the Sublime Curated by Mary Coyne, Angels Gate Cultural Center San Pedro, CA
2013 MAS: Attack (Mutual Appreciation Society) LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
2012 The New Moderns: Matter Beyond Surface PULSE Miami, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2012 The Crash of Ruin Fitfully Resounds Curated by Carole Ann Klonarides, Luis De Jesus
2012 ARTrageous Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs, CA
2011 Abstract Smallness POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Immanent Domain II Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 W.O.P.: Immanent Domain Part One West Los Angeles Community College
2010 Air Pressure Glendale College Art Gallery Los Angeles, California
2007 Suburban Sublime Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
2006 Decoys and Destructions: Nancy Buchanan, Mara De Luca, Hillary Mushkin, Martha Rosler. Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Incognito 2005 Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Pasadena, CA
2003 Transit: Video Works Gallery D301, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Drawings Studio 18, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Venus Project: Mara De Luca and Veronika Drahotova Galerie Chromosome at Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2001 Text und Textur Galerie Chromosome, Berlin, Germany

LECTURES and DISCUSSIONS

2016 Mara De Luca in Conversation with Kristine McKenna Edward Cella Gallery, L.A.
2014 Mara De Luca California State University, Fullerton, Department of Art
2013 Cruise Collection Palos Verdes Art Center
2012 Why Abstract? Kristina Newhouse, Peter Frank, Mara De Luca, Daniel Cummings and Eben Goff Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
2011 Faith, Hope and FX: Creating the Contemporary Sublime
In Conversation with Farrah Karapetian and Holly Myers
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2010 Up For Discussion: Mara De Luca Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

SCREENINGS

2005 Salon Series Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (LACE)
2004 Echo Underground International Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATIONS/ PROJECTS

2013 Elegies Editioned Boxed Prints
2010 Believe in Yourself Material Press Online Artist Project

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2010 Drive-By Stations Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
2000 Bordel/Boudoir Schloss Senzke, Berlin, Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ArtForum March, 2016 “Atmospheric Abstraction”, Suzanne Hudson
Cultured Magazine
Winter Issue 2015/2016 “The Twenty-Five”, Janelle Zara
Art Ltd.
July/August 2015 “Unbound at Edward Cella Art and Architecture”, Marlena Doctorcyzk-Donohue
artsy.net 
May 14, 2015, "A Group Show at Edward Cella's New Location Allows Painting to Be Itself",  Maxwell Williams
Society805.com
, June 7, 2013, “An Interview with Mara De Luca”, Erik Reel
Artweek L.A., April 2012, “Thirteen Questions: Interview with Mara De Luca”, Tracey Harnish
Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2012, “Pacific Standard Time: Young Artists Talk About the Sweeping Exhibit”, Holly Myers
Society805.com, December 12, 2011, “Mara De Luca at Luis De Jesus”, Erik Reel
Huffington Post, November 19, 2011, “Mara De Luca: Leap of Faith”, Tracey Harnish
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2006, “Generational Differences”, Holly Myers
Time Out London, July 10-17, 2002 “Mara De Luca: Abstruse Space”, Martin Herbert
Tip Berlin Magazin, June 6 – June 19, 2002 “New Pop”, Christina Wendenburg
Nordbayerischer Kurier, July 8, 2000 “Licht, Schatten und Stimmung...”, Claudia Savelsberg
Nordbayerischer Kurier, July 14, 2000 “Die Rauten einer Berliner Romantik”, Frank Piontek
!Szene Magazin, August 2000 “Faszination Weiblichkeit”, Magazine Interview

TELEVISION PRESS

WISO-ZDF, “Bezahlbare Kunst” Germany August 8, 2001
Journal-Oberfranken TV, “Campus Galerie” Germany June 20, 2000
Journal-Oberfranken TV, “Mara De Luca: Wallpaper Ausstellung” Germany August 1, 2000

PUBLISHED WRITING

L.A. Weekly “Best Unlikely Encounter with a Modernist Masterpiece- Frank Stella 1966 Irregular Polygon”, October 2009
L.A. Weekly “Best Public Place to Peruse your Proust” October 2009

AWARDS AND GRANTS

The Durfee Foundation Artist’s Resource for Completion Grant 2009
CalArts Scholarship Award 2002, 2003
British American Tobacco Traveling Exhibition Grant 2002
Berufsverband Bildende Kuenstler: Atelier Buero Studio Subsidy Award 2001-2003