Abigail Lucien

Assistant Professor

Abigail Lucien is a Haitian-American interdisciplinary artist and educator. Their work addresses themes of (be)longing, futurity, myth, and place by considering our relationship to inherited colonial structures and systems of belief/care. Working across sculpture, literature, and time-based media, Lucien’s practice is auto-ethnographic: referencing found objects and familiar surroundings as a way to implicate the body’s relationship to material and place—interpreting concepts such as loss, love, and grief as a fluid procession rather than a state to reach or become. Past exhibitions include SculptureCenter (NY), MoMA PS1 (NY), Deli Gallery (NY), Tiwani Contemporary (London, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art Panamá (Panamá), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA). Residencies include the Amant Studio & Research Residency (NY), the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Madison, ME), the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (Wrocław, Poland), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), ACRE (Steuben, WI), and Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency.

photo credit: Grace Roselli social media: @gracerosellistudio

Abigail Lucien artwork
Chen Peyi Year, 2023. Enamel, vinyl, and flock on steeldims: 51 1/2 x 29 x 7 inches