“Born in Okinawa and grew up in Nagano, my origin is in the sea and mountains of Japan. I execute my artworks using hats art, textile, clay, and ecological materials that I meet while travelling. My artwork comes from life, nature, and culture that was taken over by people. My major at high school and the university was agriculture. I was a strawberry farmer for 9 years before I started travelling with my partner Nobuyuki Sugihara who is an artist from 2017. I have never studied art or sewing. Everything is self-taught, born from learning and playing in life.”
Born in Lima, the capital of Perú. Has represented her country in several
international Symposiums in Europe, Middle East, South and North America and
Asia. In addition to sculpture, she creates drawings, textile works and installations connected with
ecological materials and themes.
She holds a degree in sculpture and she’s recently finished her studies for professional ceramists at Sonia Cespedes Ceramic School. She lives and works in Lima.
Karen vive e lavora a Lima.
Lua Rivera: structural weaving for nested and extended spaces
In this video, textile artist Lua Rivera shares with us one of her most interesting techniques that she uses to create her beautiful artworks all over the world.
Structural weaving can be adapted to many projects: it is flexible yet very strong, playable and it’s fun to make.
Let’s try out Lua Rivera’s technique!
Lua Rivera makes art to erase the boundaries between disciplines, promoting a free interaction between them and allowing the exhibition to transcend the walls of the gallery. Lua based her artwork in processes such as nesting, growth and adaptation of organisms. As a visual artist she is distinguished from her continuous search and use of multidisciplinary resources such as intervention, collage, photography and textiles.