Color is my muse.
Hidden in plain sight, it is a spectrum of radiant light, disguised in a vast network of codes that signal beauty, danger, delight and everything in between. Rabbit hole by rabbit hole, I have been tracking its vibrant, mysterious, mind-boggling story so deeply steeped in our daily lives.
As an interdisciplinary artist and color evangelist, I embrace color as a vital communication tool and oppose color blindness as a social strategy. Impactful and transformative–much more than merely decorative–color cues convey complex emotional messages that guide us through the world.
My paintings, paper cutouts, installations, color consulting services, color workshops, classes, lectures, collaborative projects, and random acts of color are all part of a 'slow-drying canvas'.
MFA, Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts | Boston, MA
University of Texas | Austin, TX
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture | Showhegan, ME
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture | New York, NY
Miami University | Miami, OH
Art Institute of Austin | Austin, TX | 2002–2006
University of Texas | Austin, TX | 2006–2010
School of the Museum of Fine Arts | Boston, MA | 2002–2006
MIT Sloan School of Business | Boston, MA | 2006–2008
Chamberlayne School of Design, Mt. Ida College | Newton, MA | 2005–2006
Galveston College | Galveston, TX | 1990-2001
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Advanced Color: Strategies & Solutions
Developed interdisciplinary color course hosted by the school of Architecture, for upper level and graduate students in Architecture, Interior Design, Communications and Fine Arts | 2014–2015
University of Texas, Austin; Developed interdisciplinary Freshmen Signature Course with Dr. Nancy Kwallek, Chair of Interior Design, School of Architecture | 2007–2015
A New Field Guild to Color:
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Developed interdisciplinary approach to color as an integrated system that includes science, perception, psychology,
arts, design, history, marketing and communications,
with strategies and tools for successful color
management | 2002–2006
Luanne Stovall is a painter, designer and color consultant at Lu & Co Studios and the founder of Peace Through Pie, a 501c)3 nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. A self-described color evangelist, Luanne opposes color blindness as a social strategy, embraces color as a vital communication tool, and promotes art as a practice that inflames the imagination, stimulating new forms of creativity.
Luanne's paintings, collages, and paper cutouts have been exhibited widely in museums and galleries and are included in numerous public and private collections including the Blanton Museum of Art, Art Museum of South Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Moakley Cancer Center in Boston, and the Neiman Marcus Signature Store in Boston.
Luanne received an MFA in painting from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture in New York City and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has taught color and design for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Sloan School of Business at MIT, the University of Texas in Austin and the Art Institute of Austin. Classes she designed include Advanced Color: Strategies & Solutions for upper level and graduate students in Architecture, Interior Design, Communications, and Fine Arts at UT Austin, Living Color–a freshman signature course at UT Austin and A New Field Guide to Color at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
To pry into mystery of light is to encroach upon the prerogatives of the divinity.