When we behold a single object, we temporarily neglect to notice that it is inextricably connected to everything else in existence. Whether something is perceived as an isolated form, or a fragment of a larger system, is a result of a mental process.
b. 1975, Mexico
Lui Ferreyra earned his BFA at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied under notable artists Stan Brakhage and Chuck Forsman. Before graduating, his work was selected to be shown internationally at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, and at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.
For the past ten years he has been exhibiting his work in some of Denver’s most prominent art spaces. During this time he has arrived at a signature style he calls ‘fragmentism’. The works of Chuck Close, Egon Schiele, Van Gogh, and Richard Diebenkorn have played a significant role in the development of his aesthetic. Digital means of imaging such as satellite photography, medical CAT scans, and vector graphics have had a pronounced impact as well. The central source of inspiration for his work, however, lies in the organic patterns of nature itself-- poignantly observed in the Chinese ideogram Li as “the markings in jade, the fiber in muscle, the grain in wood...”
In recent years, Ferreyra’s work has been included in some of the region’s most prestigious invitationals and competitions such as, “Colorado Masters”, and “The Best of Colorado”. Recent commissions include a portrait for the Institute for Children's Mental Disorders, two portraits for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and two landscapes for The Foothills Art Center. He has garnered both regional and national attention with publications such as, New American Paintings, Art Papers, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Westword.
SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS, 1998 - 2012
Commission, Portrait, Institute for Children's Mental Disorders, Denver, CO, 2010
Solo Show, Altered Reality, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, Curator: Christine Serr, 2012
Group Show, Colorado Masters, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO, Curator: William Biety, 2007
Award, Catalog of Winners' Work, Western Competition, New American Paintings, Boston, MA, 2006
Grant, UROP Grant, University of Colorado, "Paraiso", Exhibition and Reception, Santiago, Chile, 1998
PRESS (read excerpts)
Rocky Mountain News, Review: Grounded, Mary V. Chandler, Feb 1, 2008
BFA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998
Art Students League of Denver, 2009