Austyn de Lugo
Austyn de Lugo (he/him/él) is a Los Angeles-based artist. He received his BFA in oil painting from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2014, and his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2017. Austyn was the Summer Artist in Residence at the Fundacíon Sebastian in Mexico City in 2017 and a Teaching Artist Fellow at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena for the 2017-2018 school year.
Austyn is interested in queer and feminist theory, horror films, pattern and decoration, and political portraiture. He works with a variety of media, including collage, textiles, painting, and drawing. His works embrace the iconic, the tawdry, the vapid, and the flamboyant, as he investigates diva worship, propaganda, and the use of images in art history and our social and political institutions.