Luciano Pimienta



2021  MFA      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

2019                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



2021                Guest Artist Presentation/Demonstration, Intermediate ceramics course SDSU, San Diego, Ca

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

2019                Guest Artist Presentation, Interior architecture course SDSU, San Diego, CA

2019                Studio Assistant Slide Presentation, Idyllwild, CA

2019                Studio Assistant Slide Presentation, Penland, NC

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



2021               SDSU Inaugural MFA Thesis Award

                       KBH Merit Award for NCECA NJSE 2021

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

2020               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


2021 Student Award Exhibition, SDSD, San Diego, CA

2021 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, DAAP Reed Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Small Favors 2021, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA


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

2020 Student Award Exhibition, SDSU, 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

2019 Student Award Exhibition, SDSU, 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