Artist Biography

Lucia Rusinakova (b. 1982) is a multidisciplinary visual artist -- a creator who uses painting and abstract collage to express ideas of transience, personal journey, identity and legacy. 

 

Although Lucia felt a creative calling early on, she lacked the support to develop her skills and creativity during her childhood. Nonetheless, her enthusiasm for drawing and her longing for artistic expression pushed her to explore various arts and crafts during high school. In 2000 Lucia began her liberal arts studies -- Studio Arts and Graphic Design -- at DePaul University in Chicago.

 

In 2011, a year after moving to London, Lucia’s personal life and her work faced a significant transformation -- during and after her battle with cancer -- painting and writing became more vital components of her creative expression, as well as elements in her recovery process. 

 

Lucia enjoys improvising and experimenting with texture and paint treatment, layers, subtle details and simplicity vs complexity. One of the main recurring themes in her work is “transience” and “re-discovery.” The majority of her painting and mixed media work leans toward the abstract expressionism, while there is a more or less recognizable reference to traditional “landscape” subject matter. 

 

Her newest endeavor is to explore ideas of time/space, energy and particles, as well as a concept of “fluid reality.” 

E D U C A T I O N

• DePaul University, Chicago, BA (with Honors) in Graphic Design, 2000-2004

A WA R D S

• Best of Show (Drawing), DePaul’s Juried Student Exhibit, 2002

E X H I B I T S

• The Art of Prosperity (Gallery Du 808, Bristol), 10/2018

• Exhibit Here’s Art Maze at Bargehouse, 12/2015

• Landmark’s Midsummer Art Fair, Teddington, 06/2015

• 14th Annual Winter Bike Show, Chicago, 2011

• Holiday Art Show, Flat Iron Arts Building, Chicago, 2008

• DePaul’s Juried Student Exhibit, Chicago, 2002