Luke Sanders


American River College, 2008–2011
BA Art Studio, California State University Sacramento, 2011–2014

Artist, educator, museum worker from Sacramento, CA

I make figure drawings with vine or willow charcoal on paper, which I then bathe in water to decay lines and create atmosphere. These images usually start with a studio self-portrait and expand to include imaginary figures and landscapes.

I am investigating queer concerns of safe space, body acceptance, aging, and the policing of desire. I am also interested in what moves children to fantasize about adulthood and adults to nostalgize childhood. I hope to foster humor and connection in an anxious world.

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