b. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lives and works in New York.
Miguel Luciano is a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, popular culture, and social justice through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects. His work has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris; El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; The San Juan Poly-Graphic Triennial, Puerto Rico, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Mellon Foundation's Latinx Artist Fellowship (2021), The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, and Socially Engaged Art Fellowship from A Blade of Grass. His work is featured in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
Luciano was an inaugural Artist in Residence in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Civic Practice Partnership Artist Residency Program (2018-2021) and he is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University School of Art.