Luciano Pimienta



2018-Present  (MFA Candidate) San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2008 BFA         Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004 AA           East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA

Teaching Experience

2019-2020       Teaching Associate instructor of record, San Diego State University, San Diego,CA

2011-2016       Ceramic Teaching-Artist, Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2009-2011       Ceramic Instructor, Parks & Recreation, City of Commerce, CA​


Professional Experience

2018-2020       Ceramic Lab Tech, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2019                Studio Assistantship, TJ Erdahl (Hot Clay), Idyllwild, CA

                        Studio Assistantship Richard Burkett & Joe Molinaro (Wood, Salt & Soda), Penland, NC

2018                Art Installer, Felipe Arturo, Proyectos LA, Los Angeles, CA

2007                Assistant installer, Walter McConnel, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA



2020                Artist Presentation, Chicana & Chicano Studies course SDSU, San Diego, CA 2019 

2019                Artist Presentation, undergraduate interior architecture course SDSU, San Diego, CA

                        Studio Assistant Slide Presentation, Idyllwild, CA

                        Studio Assistant Slide Presentation, Penland, NC

2018                Artist Presentation, Undergraduate Clay & Glaze Tech course SDSU, San Diego, CA



2020               Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program, Project Art LA (2020-2021), Los Angeles, CA

                       Studio Potter Merit Award for NCECA NSJE

                       Graduate Equity Grant

                       Ellamarie Woolley Art Student Assistance Scholarship

                       John J. Rogers Endowed Scholarship in Sculpture

2019               Isabel Kraft Sculpture Scholarship

2018               Windgate Scholarship


Group Exhibitions


Intervals of Process, Art Produce, San Diego, CA

[A]part: MFA Selections from SDSU School of Art + Design (Virtual), San Diego, CA

2020 NCECA Student Juried Exhibition (Virtual), ArtSpace, Richmond, VA

Student Award Exhibition, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


Concerning of Two, The Front Gallery, San Ysidro, CA

Surface Tension 2019 Graduate Exhibition, SDSU University Gallery, San Diego

Hot Clay Week 2, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA

Futures Past & Present, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

Student Award Exhibition, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


Heavy Weight, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Drought Tolerant 2018 Graduate Exhibition, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

New Voices: The 2018 Student Art Exhibition, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey park, CA

Flora and Fauna, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

4 Square, Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

29th Annual California Clay Competition Exhibit, The Artery, Davis, CA

Miniature Art Show w/Beyond the Lines Gallery, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA


Ink & Clay 43, The Kellogg Art Gallery, Pomona, CA


Centered on the Center, HB Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Day of the Dead, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Arcade and the Noun, The Armory, Montebello, CA

Artcade, The Armory, Montebello, CA

Amor es Cabron, La Tia, Los Angeles CA


BFA Thesis Exhibition, NYSCC at Alfred University, NY

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