Chile-Born Artist Opening Solo Show in the Exchange

Chile-Born Artist Opening Solo Show in the Exchange

Wanda Luna Printing
A printing by Wanda Luna

A Winnipeg-based artist is launching a solo art show in the city next week that pays tribute to her love of cellos and marks the stereotypes of her indigenous roots.

Wanda Luna was born in Santiago, Chile, but grew up in Winnipeg. Luna’s background has a lot in common with Manitoba’s Native American communities and she’ll show that off during a viewing at Warehouse Artworks on Friday, March 1.

“I use my childhood experiences to explore questions of lost identity, multiple identities and racial identity,” Luna said. “I use my personal memories and research to explore racial stereotyping and to reflect on, and bring a focus to observations of our society.”

A reception will open the show at 5 p.m. at 222 McDermot Avenue as part of the First Fridays in the Exchange series.

Luna also serves as chair of the Dream Room Project, which transforms rooms of local youth into artful masterpieces.

— Staff