Abigail Lucien (b. 1992, Dallas, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist raised in Florida and Cap-Haitian, Haiti. They hold a BFA from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Lucien’s work foregrounds their dual Haitian-American nationality by looking at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche. Their sculptures exert an architectural vernacular, echoing structures and boundaries found in residential and commercial spaces. Mirroring forms with inherent dualities, their work addresses notions of visibility, authenticity, and hybridity as they relate to diasporic identity.
Their work has exhibited at museums and institutions such as MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York, Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA., Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, FL, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, as well as High Tide Gallery, Vox Populi Gallery, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Lucien is currently based in Richmond, VA where they teach in the Sculpture + Extended Media department at Virginia Commonwealth University.