Raised in Tijuana and San Diego, Alan Luna is a Mexican-American contemporary artist and academic living and working in Southern California. His interdisciplinary practice question the stability of personal and national identity by examining the migration of humans, objects, and ideas across space and time.
Luna received his BA in Visual Arts, Studio and Art History, Theory and Criticism from UC San Diego in 2019, under the mentorship of Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Mariana Wardwell-Razo. During his studies at UCSD, Luna served as Undergraduate Arts Liaison for the Division of Arts and Humanities, where he advocated for the cause of undergraduate arts education. He participated in the Ronald E. McNair program, conducting research in art historical matters under the direction of Norman Bryson, and has worked as curatorial intern at both the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. In addition to his institutional experiences, Luna is the principal organizer of the ASSEMBLAGE arts collective, worked with Lorena Gomez-Mostajo in her transborder publishing house Taller California as editor and designer, and is a co-founder of the Mimate Beverage Company.
His work has been exhibited at the UCSD University Art Gallery, the Kamil Gallery, DXIX Projects Los Angeles, the San Diego Art Institute, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,