Mercier, Luz Ines
Luz Ines Mercier was born in Lima, Peru in 1960. She studied art at the School of Art of the Universidad Católica del Perú, from where she graduated, with the highest honors, in 1984. Other studies include: Architectonic Drawing at the School of Irene Santolaya; Ceramics at the School of Teresa Gotuzzo; and Dance at the School of Armando Barrientos. Despite her young age, and because of her academic achievements, she was invited, in 1985, to teach at the University’s School of Art, joining a very select group of professors. She studied under Adolph Winternitz, an Austrian artist, who was considered one of the best-known followers of Marc Chagall. Winternitz and Anna Macagno, a well-known Italian artist, have had an enormous influence on her work. Some of her most important exhibitions are:
MAIN GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 1996 "Today's Art by the People of Tomorrow", Museum of the Nation, Lima, Peru; "International Art", Casa de Piedra, Santiago, Chile; "Peruvian Painting in Latin-American Art Journeys", Mohamad V Auditorium, Rabat, Morocco; "Contemporary Peruvian Painting", Cervantes Institute Exhibition Hall, Tanger, Morocco; "Art Encounter", Pedro de Osma Museum, Lima, Peru; "Contemporary Painting", El Fundador Hall de Cieneguilla, Cieneguilla, Peru; "Bank of Boston Art Exhibition", Bank of Boston, Lima, Peru; "Citibank Art Exhibition", Citibank, Lima, Peru. 1995 "Praxis Art '95", Praxis International Art, Lima, Peru; "Six Artists Six Proposals", Praxis International Art, Lima, Peru; "Art Miami", Miami, FL, USA; "Jewish Night", La Galería Gallery, Lima, Peru; "Night of Art", Pedro de Osma Museum, Lima, Peru; 1994 "Young Artists", Praxis International Art, Lima, Peru. 1990-1994 Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY, USA (world wide exclusivity agreement).
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 1995 Praxis, International Art, Lima, Peru; 1990 Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
REPRODUCTION RIGHTS: 1996 New York Graphic Society (largest poster publishing house in the USA; exclusive publisher for the Smithsonian Museum and other major institutions). 1996 Mayfield Publishing Company (books).