Danny Shinya Luo: Awesome Watercolors

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Got this sent in and wanted to post on up.

Los Angeles, CA (April 1st, 2011) - La Luz de Jesus Gallery, the birthplace of the Pop-Surrealism school of Post-Pop California Art announced that they will be opening an exhibition for critically acclaimed local artist, Danni Shinya Luo.Her exhibition, titled "Chaotic Harmony" is a seminal exploration of how nature and emotions interact - often with seemingly opposite goals. This rousing tribute to all things female and primal is an experiment in empowerment, which confirms that hopes and dreams cannot be suppressed (the artist is a Chinese immigrant, whose sometimes edgy subject matter would likely be outlawed in her native country). The exhibition opens April 1st, 2011 and runs through May 1st. "Shinya's art is really indicative of the type of programming La Luz de Jesus was established to promote," says gallery owner Billy Shire. "As a Chinese woman, she's an overwhelming underdog, which is empowering -the work moves beyond the superficial and sheds valuable light onto what it means to be young." "It's not easy being a young woman in this society, never mind an immigrant" says director Matt Kennedy. "What Shinya's art does is show other young women that its possible with hard work and the right education to take control of their lives, be who they want to be, and tackle whatever taboo they wish." "I am very honored to have been invited back in this capacity," says Miss Luo. "I constantly strive to outdo myself conceptually and technically, and I'm thankful to my parents for the many sacrifices they made in coming to the United States, providing an environment that encouraged education and self-fulfillment. I'm proud of the work I've done and I'll be grateful to all of my family and friends when they attend the opening reception." At the age of 11, Danni Shinya Luo moved from Shanghai, China to California's San Gabriel Valley in 1995. She had a natural affinity for illustration and learned watercolor painting as an understudy to Chinese grand master Ding Ha. In 2003, she entered the world famous Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with honors in 2006. In 2010, she earned a place in art history when her artwork for X-23 #1 became the first mainstream superhero comic book cover created by an Asian woman. The success of that comic led to other covers for Marvel Comics. San Francisco publisher Last Gasp will be releasing a volume of her pin-up illustrations this fall.