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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions On The Road: California State Coalition of Artists <1975>
Cruisin' with Magu <1991>
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Gilbert "Magu" Lujan

Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, the son of Alberto and Josephine, is an internationally exhibited artist and cultural-political activist. In 1973, he created Los Four, the art collective as a curator with Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, and Roberto de la Rocha to promote Chicanada culture. Los Four helped define Chicano art in California through their aesthetic definitions, murals and public art installations. "Magu" is best known for his focus on ethnically inspired artworks as with low-rider culture, graffiti, and altars as cultural expositions since 1966. Lujan says about his work, “My art intentions, over the years, have been to use Mesoamerican heritage as well as implementing current popular Art and cultural folk sources as the content substance to make Chicanarte.” Lujan attended East LA College and California State University Long Beach, and completed an MFA at UC Irvine. He was the department chair of Chicano Studies at Fresno City College and has since been teaching Chicano Studies to anyone who will listen. He lives in Pomona, CA.