Cela Luz (Brazil, 1986) lived in New York from 2015 to 2019, where she received an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Luz currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. In her work, Cela seeks associations between landscapes and the attributes of the oil paint, like materiality and density. Solo exhibitions include Let the Wind Blow, at Mercedes Viegas, 2019 and Pinturinhas, curated by Raul Mourão at Rato Branko, in Rio de Janeiro. Group exhibitions featuring her work include Cognitive Dissidence, curated by Dan Cameron, at Ray Smith Studio, NY, 2017; Transfiguration, curated by Carl Auge, at SVA Flatiron Gallery, NY; Fragments of a Pictorial Discourse, curated by Mario Gioia, at Galeria Roberto Alban, Salvador, 2017; Shares, Presences, Projects, curated by Mario Gioia, at Galeria Blau, São Paulo, 2017; The Context of the Line, at Mercedes Viegas, 2018; The Head is Round, curated by Gisela Gueiros, at Lazy Susan Gallery, NY, 2018; and Elas por Elas, at Mercedes Viegas, in Rio, 2019.