“Urban Playground” hidden amongst the iron trees in the heart of the concrete jungle, are the hidden gems; a location for humans pause their robotic, repetitive, digital lives and reconnect with those basic elements makes us human; social interactions, fresh air, and the sun.
Lauren Luna was born in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Kent State University’s School of Fine Arts with a focus in painting, she moved to New York City. It was there where she developed her love of big city life, though quickly learning the hardships of being a young artist.
In 2011, Luna relocated to Houston, Texas, where she believed there was more opportunity for professional artists. There she began to pursue her new life as a full time artist and footwear designer. Luna became a member of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and has participated in numerous art shows locally, such as Houston Press’ Artopia, Midtown Art in the Park, and Bayou City Arts Festival.
Recently Luna has had her work hang in the Mayor of Houston’s office, has been juried into a show through the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and will soon have her paintings in scenes from an upcoming film. Luna currently is an art professor at Lone Star and San Jacinto Colleges, and is Co-President of the D.R.E.A.M Affect Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to minority art students pursuing Fine Arts, and grants for emerging artists to show their work.