"I’m an artist and an artivist, helping raise awareness about what's going on in the world through my work. I have a huge imagination, and I let my creativity flow. My art is a symbol of community."
Aria Luna is one of the world’s youngest exhibiting artists and a changemaker who uses the power of her art to raise awareness of issues impacting local and global communities. Her work has been exhibited internationally, sold to private collectors in the United States, and has raised funds for such causes as art programs, ocean conservation, and wildfire relief.
Aria Luna has studied masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, and Van Gogh. Her first public exhibit was Dragon Storm, a modular 8 x 9-foot mural depicting an epic dragon battle that helped raise funds for Latino communities impacted by the October 2017 wildfires in Santa Rosa, California. Her debut solo exhibit was Fusion Tide, an interactive 7-piece installation that addresses plastic pollution of the oceans. It opened at Google headquarters in July 2018, moved on to YouTube, the International Ocean Film Festival, the City of Mountain View’, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and is currently at the Consulate of Colombia in San Francisco.
In June 2020, Aria Luna participated in two World Oceans Day events (Hawai’i and Australia), and PangeaSeed Foundation’s Earth Week 2020 festival. Aquarium of the Bay selected her as one of 30 artists to paint a 6-ft fiberglass sea lion statue for the 2020 “Sea Lions in San Francisco” public art exhibit. In 2019, she was among the artists selected by the Sierra Club for its national “Art and the Green New Deal” initiative. Her work has garnered other honors; including First Place in her age category in a 2018 youth art competition sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Sixth Place in her age category in a 2020 art contest sponsored by the Centre pour l’UNESCO Louis François in France. Aria Luna is a member of the International Association of Visual Artists in Florence, Italy, and the International Association of Art / USA. She is currently working on a gallery exhibit titled 'AMAZONAS.'
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