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Oceana Rain Stuart is Nominated for a Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Award

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Sculpture Artist Oceana Rain Stuart

Los Angeles, California, USA. 19th February, 2022. Oceana Rain Stuart is an internationally acclaimed, figurative bronze sculpture artist, and a poet. She will soon be one of the first female artists to display art on the Moon. An analogue image of Stuart’s work “Reminiscence” is going to be sent to the Oceanus Procellarum region of the Moon as part of The Lunar Codex project in the "The Nova Collection". The Lunar Codex is an international arts and culture project that will launch the works of women artists to the lunar surface in a time capsule. Stuart's work, along with the other selected artists, will be in an historical museum on the Moon in a lunar lander that is expected to launch this summer in 2022.

Stuart was born in California and grew up in a multi-generational artistic family. At a young age, Stuart knew her life path was to create art. Stuart attended California College of the Arts on a full scholarship for fashion design and fine art with a double minor in Ecological Practices and Writing and Literature. She has exhibited in over 60 exhibitions museums and galleries internationally and in the U.S., such as the Leonardo Da Vinci Society in San Francisco, California; the California Art Club, The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, American Artists professional League, the Haggin Museum, the American Women Artists, the Salmagundi Art Club, and the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Oceana Rain Stuart

“My desire is to share the particular qualities that provoked my feeling of anticipation during the molding process. My work reflects my inspiration and curiosity from the beginning stages through to the finished bronze and patina. I search for a deeper reality combining the mysterious to a world of subtleties. I am fascinated by the beauty and grace of the human form and by how each face shares a unique lifetime of stories, to me this is true beauty", states Oceana.

Stuart is an Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society and will be a Juror of Awards for the American Artists Professional League in 2022. Stuart’s work appears in the permanent collection, on public display, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Catania, Sicily (MACS).

Some of Stuart's awards include: 2021 Allied Artists of America Award for Sculpture of the Gold Medal Exhibition; 2021 Board of Directors Award for Sculpture from the American Artists Professional League Gold Medal Exhibition; 2021 Art Lover’s Choice from the 110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club; 2020 and 2021 finalist for the 14th and 15th annual Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon; 2018 and 2021 finalist for the Non-Commissioned Portrait category by the Portrait Society of America; 2019 Alizarin Award by the Representational Figurative Art Conference; 2017 Figurative Artist of the Year by Art Comes Alive and 2017 and 2021 Pre-Selected Artist by the “Figurativas” competition of the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona (MEAM).



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