Lucien Dante

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Lucien Dante Lazar 

b. 1994, Chicago

Lives and works in Signal Hill, California

imluciendante@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY — Bachelor of Arts

JANUARY 2014 - MAY 2016 

Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA — Associate of Arts

SEPTEMBER 2011 - MAY 2013 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Farm To Fashion, California State Fair, CA

JULY  2018 

In this collaborative project with renowned angora goat farmer, Allen Mesick, who provided me with the materials, I created an exhibition intended to reveal the entire process of  farm-to-fashion. The culmination was three one of a kind art/fashion garments made entirely from organic materials.  

Divine Masculinity, Wönzimer, Los Angeles, CA

JULY  2018 

In my second solo show, I invited people to explore my own revelations of the contemporary culture of masculinity within both myself and our wider society, with the hope of inspiring viewers to embark on their own  journey of conscious development.

Living Felt, Midant & Daggenhurst, Los Angeles, CA

NOVEMBER 2016 

For my first solo show, I displayed my entire collection of Gargoyles, which are large, felted, freestanding, multimedia, sculptural self portraits exploring the socio-emotional, psychological and spiritual constructs of my ancestry, sexuality, and internal and external identities.  

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Helavaru: CCA In South India, Gubbel Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SEPTEMBER 2018 

In this group show I exhibited a triptych inspired by my personal journey of finding wholeness and a sense of self while traveling in South India. I created two oil pastel drawings and one hand-felted wool tapestry which represent the human being as a three-fold being. I intended the triptych to serve as an instrument of healing that uplifts one’s consciousness by encouraging a multidimensional dialogue of the Three-Fold Self to manifest within them.  

FILF 2, Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA

MARCH 2018 

In this fashion/art runway show I exhibited four garments, three of which were felted and adorned, and drew inspiration from my Gargoyles. Through utilizing utilitarian crafting techniques with texture-rich, vibrant natural materials, these sculptural garments commented on identity, gender and the human being as a cosmic force.

Queer Eye Rococo, Naming Gallery, Oakland, CA

SEPTEMBER 2017 - OCTOBER 2017 

In this group show I exhibited a series of felted, wall based and freestanding multimedia sculptures and paintings, which are portraits intended to mirror the grotesque excesses of Rococo, in both the decadence of the modern cultural elite, as well as in the fabulous excesses of Queer culture.

School’s Out Forever, Legato Art Studios, Los Angeles, CA

SEPTEMBER 2017 - OCTOBER 2017 

In this group show, I exhibited my Gargoyle, Goblin King, and a series of freestanding ceramic sculptures, where I explored the aesthetics of overlaying two-dimensional graphic imagery on three-dimensional figurative forms.

Shining Gargoyle, Bard College, NY

JANUARY 2016 

For my Senior Thesis Exhibit at Bard, I created large, felted wall based, figurative works and freestanding sculptural self portraits exploring the socio-emotional, psychological and spiritual constructs of my ancestry, sexuality, and internal and external identities. 

PROJECTS

Lucien Dante Fashion Collection, Los Angeles, CA

JUNE 2017 - Present 

I design and create extravagant handmade garments which serve as vessels of empowerment and expression.

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