About

Why Pi?

Watch the following video to learn how Pi got her name. (Hint: her parents were not mathematicians, and although she loves pumpkin pie, that is not either.)

Bio

From a distance, Pi Luna's artwork looks like a painting but get up close, and you'll start to see the shapes and textures. She cuts up tiny pieces of paper from recycled magazines. Initially, the process looks like a chaotic mess, much like the number Pi--an endless irrational number going on forever. At first glance, the chaos seems hopeless and overwhelming. But look a little closer, and you'll find that this irrational number also makes perfect circles that are balanced and whole. Each piece has a place, and each piece belongs. Pi transforms the mess into cohesive visions of hope, healing, and renewal. 

Pi Luna has an MFA from Goddard College in Interdisciplinary Art, where she studied the connection between math, art, and Jungian Psychology. She has shown her work at the Bat and the Buffalo Gallery on Canyon Road and Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque. She was a winner in the Your Art Our Table Contest hosted by Artwalk Santa Fe and Cafecito and has given a presentation about her artwork at Site Santa Fe as part of their PechKucha Night run by Creative Santa Fe. Her prints, note cards, and journals are carried in several New Mexico and Arizona stores. As a way to give thanks to the trees that provide the paper for her art, she donates 10% of her revenue to planting trees through the non-profit One Tree Planted.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art, Goddard College, 2012.
Bachelor of Expressive Arts, Prescott College, 2009.

Exhibitions

"Apples and Oranges," Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 2022.
"A Bird in Hand," The Bat and the Buffalo Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.
"Handmade Hands and Faces," Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2022.
"Water is Life," Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2022.
"Authors & Artists Festival: Writing the Land," Writing the Land, online, 2022.
"The Mural Project," Katharsis Media, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2021.
"Art Installation," Off Center Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2021.
"Santa Fe Studio Tour," Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2021.
"A Vision of Hope and Healing," Santa MarĂ­a de la Vid Abbey, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2020.
"2020 Stronger Together Online Recovery Festival," Stronger Together New Mexico, online, 2020.
"Fathers New Mexico Art Party," Fathers New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2020.
"Holiday Show," Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2019.
"Santa Fe Rally for Recovery," Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2019.
"Solo Exhibition," Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017.

Publications

"Santa Fe Literary Review," Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2021.
"We'Moon Calendar," Mother Tongue Ink, Wolfcreek, Oregon, 2020.
"The Art of Pi Luna," Pi Luna Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2020.
"Santa Fe Literary Review," Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2019.
"Whitefish Review," Whitefish, Montana, 2010.

Awards/Contests

"Your Art Our Table Contest," Cafecito, Artwalk Santa Fe, and Creative Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022

Presentations/Interviews

"PechaKucha Night: Vol. 14 - MULTIPLICITY," Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.
"It's Her Turn," podcast interview, Dr. Kate Dow, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2021.
"Not Your Mother's Radio," radio interview, Eliot Goldstein, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2021.
"Art Talk," Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM, 2020.

Retailers

"The Gilded Page," Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.
"International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon," Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2022.
"Moxie: Fairtrade and Handmade," Taos, New Mexico, 2022. 
"Kadampa Meditation Center," Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2022.
"Pushpin Collaborative Co," Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.
"Prana Blessings," Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2022.
"Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium," Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2022.