Lu Luo

Full collection Lu Luo available at
SmithDavidson Gallery.

The Chinese artist Lu Luo, married to artist Zhuang Hong Yi, received her artistic training at the Si Chuan College of Fine Arts in ChongQin. In 1992 she and her husband travelled to The Netherlands where they both continued their training at the Minerva Academy in Groningen.

Luo's first exhibition in The Netherlands took place at Galerie Waalkers in Finsterwolde, where she later participated in an artist-in-residence program. Diverse exhibitions in (inter)national galleries and art fairs then followed. A highlight was her participation in a group show in the Groninger Museum in 2001. In 2007 Lu Luo and her husband Zhuang again had a duo exhibition in the Groninger Museum.

In the last five years Lu Luo has been inspired by theatre costumes from the traditional Chinese opera. She not only applies the visual and formal language of these old costumes, but she physically incorporates the costumes into her work and transforms them into two-dimensional pieces of art.

The power and awe of the antique opera costumes can still be discerned, showing Luo's great respect for the ancient Chinese opera culture. Simultaneously, she gives them a fresh, contemporary interpretation with her own artistic twist. 


2014 PAN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
2005 Seasons Galleries, The Hague, The Netherlands
2001 Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
1997 Galerie Waalkers, Finsterwolde, The Netherlands



Born in Sichuan in 1971

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