Cela Luz was born in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts with emphasis on painting from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2017.
Her work has been shown extensively throughout New York and Brazil. She participated in several group exhibitions such as: ‘Cognitive Dissidence’, curated by Dan Cameron, at Ray Smith Studio (New York, US, 2017); ‘Transfiguration’, curated by Carl Auge, at SVA Flatiron Gallery, NY; ‘Fragments of a pictorial discourse’, curated by Mario Gioia, at Roberto Alban Gallery (Salvador, Brazil, 2017); ‘Partilhas, Presenças, Projetos, curated by Mario Gioia, at Blau Gallery (São Paulo, Brazil, 2017); ’The Context of the line’, at Mercedes Viegas Gallery (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018); ‘Elas por Elas’ at Mercedes Viegas Gallery (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2019).
Cela currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2015 MFA Fine Arts - School of Visual Arts 17” New York, US
2009-2014 BFA Graphic Design from Centro Universitário da Cidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro
2019 Elas por Elas | curated by Isabel Portella, Galeria Mercedes Viegas, RJ, Brazil
2018 Momentum | curated by Gisela Gueiros, Espaço Vão, SP, Brazil
2018 The Head is Round | curated by Gisela Gueiros, Lazy Susan Gallery, NY, US
2017 O contexto da linha | Galeria Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017 PARTILHAS, PRESENÇAS, PROJETOS | curated by Mario Gioia | at Blau Projects Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
2017 God bless deli | curated by Yael Azoulay and Ali Shrago | at Space Heater Gallery, New York, U.S.
2017 Fragmentos de um discurso pictórico | curated by Mario Gioia | at Roberto Alban Gallery, Salvador, Brazil
2017 Transfiguration | curated by Carl Auge | at Flatiron Gallery, NY
2017 Cognitive Dissidence | curated by Dan Cameron | at Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Orange you glad we didn't say bonanza? | curated by Lauren Elise | at Arthelix Gallery, May 12th, NY, U.S.
2017 SVA MFA Fine Arts Open Studios, April 27th, New York, U.S.
2016 SVA MFA Fine Arts Open Studios, December, New York, US
2016 Artificial Frills | curated by Suzanne Stroebe | at The Cloying Parlor | November NY
2016 Making the future | curated by Julie Torres and Michael David, at David and Schwitzer Contemporary Gallery, NY, US
2016 My Sweet Bushwick Open Studios, October NY, USA
2016 Sva Open Studios, April, NY, USA
2015 Sva Open Studios, December, NY, USA
2014 O Caos Corpóreo, curated by Clara Mellac, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2018 Art Rio - Galeria Mercedes Viegas
2018 SP Arte - Galeria Mercedes Viegas
2014 ARTIGO Fair, Pier Mauá, Art Rio, Cais do Porto, Rio de Janeiro
Gilberto Chateaubriand, RJ
“A serigraph made by artist Cela Luz, shows a kiss between presidential candidates Silva and Rousseff of the Workers' Party (PT) as a man rides his bicycle in Rio de Janeiro” YAHOO NEWS, Sept. 28, 2014 ()
TV Brasil - estúdio movel
Partial Scholarship at School of Visual Arts 2015-2017