Lui Ferreyra earned his BFA at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied under notable artists Stan Brakhage and Chuck Forsman. Before graduating, his work was selected to be shown internationally at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, and at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.
For the past ten years he has been exhibiting his work in some of Denver’s most prominent art spaces. During this time he has arrived at a signature style he calls ‘fragmentism’. The works of Chuck Close, Egon Schiele, Van Gogh, and Richard Diebenkorn have played a significant role in the development of his aesthetic. Digital means of imaging such as satellite photography, medical CAT scans, and vector graphics have had a pronounced impact as well. The central source of inspiration for his work, however, lies in the organic patterns of nature itself– poignantly observed in the Chinese ideogram Li as “the markings in jade, the fiber in muscle, the grain in wood…”
In recent years, Ferreyra’s work has been included in some of the region’s most prestigious invitationals and competitions such as, “Colorado Masters”, and “The Best of Colorado”. Recent commissions include a portrait for the Institute for Children’s Mental Disorders, two portraits for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and two landscapes for The Foothills Art Center. He has garnered both regional and national attention with publications such as, New American Paintings, Art Papers, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Westword.
Lui Ferreyra’s work can be seen in person at Van Straaten Gallery (formerly Sandy Carson Gallery) where he is currently represented (760 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO).
You can learn about Lui Ferreyra and view additional work at www.luiferreyra.com