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James Luna

James Luna currently lives on the La Jolla Indian Reservation. In addition to being an artist, he recently retired as a full time academic counselor at Palomar College near his home in Pauma Valley, California. Luna has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California at Irvine, and a M.Sc. in Counseling from San Diego State University. He began his studies in painting, but it was when he discovered performance that his practice took shape. Luna's work has conceptual overtones, and he strives for minimal means in his multi-media and video installations. In 1993, the City of San Francisco commissioned Luna, with artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, to create a collaborative Public Sculpture/Performance area at Yerba Buena Gardens. In 2005, the Smithsonian commissioned his installation and performance piece, “Emendatio”, for the Fondazione Querini Stampalia as part of the 2005 Venice Biennale. He is the recipient of the 2007 Eiteljorg fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN. In spring 2008, a new version of “Emendatio” was on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Annex at the George Gustav Heye Center in Manhattan.