Lumin Wakoa

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, Suite 720

Lumin Wakoa paints from memory, bringing the past to life through multiple revisions of painting, sanding, scraping, removal, and re-painting. Often appearing as abstract landscapes, Wakoa builds her paintings up in repeated overlapping layers of earth, often contrasting colors. They are often split into multiple registers—halves or quarters, which create a disorienting effect, or the feeling of multiple narrative happening simultaneously, much like the ways memories and dreams relive themselves in the present moment. Wakoa leaves her paintings purposefully open-ended, and are a mix of intention and invention, fact and fiction.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

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