James A. Luna

Born: February 9, 1950, Orange, California, USA
Died: March 4, 2018, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
James Luna lives on the La Jolla Indian reservation in Pauma Valley, California. Since 1987, his performances have been presented at the Whitney Biennial in New York; The Detroit Institute of the Arts; the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada; and, with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, at the Mexican Fine Art Museum in Chicago. His visual art has been exhibited at several museums and galleries. Also a video artist, Luna has screened his work at the Sundance Film Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Wichita Museum of Photographic Arts. He is the recipient of a 1991 Bessie Award, an Intercultural Film/Video Grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, and a Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium video grant. Luna has taught studio art at Univeristy of California at Davis, Univeristy of California at San Diego, and Univeristy of California at Irvine.

Artist Code: 155


All Indian All the Time

2006, 04:43 minutes, colour, English

Take a Picture with a Real Indian

2001, 12:10 minutes, colour, English

Petroglyphs in Motion

2000, 35:00 minutes, colour, English

Indian Having Coffee with Kerouac, Ginsberg and Hemingway

1998, 23:00 minutes, colour, English