Abigail Lucien is a Haitian-American artist whose works belong to a third-culture terrain–a transnational landscape where contradictions are embraced and code meshing is the norm. From material to color to language, Lucien’s practice addresses themes of (be)longing, futurity, (im)migration, and place by exploring inherited colonial structures and systems of belief/care. During their time at Amant, Lucien will be researching within archives dedicated to the Caribbean diaspora while writing, drawing, and sculpting their first collection of science fiction stories based in a speculative future of the Republic of Haïti.
Lucien was raised in Cap-Haïtien, Haïti and the northeast coast of Florida. Their work has been exhibited at museums and institutions such as SculptureCenter (NY), MoMA PS1 (NY), MAC Panamá (Panamá), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta), UICA (Grand Rapids), and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia). Residencies include the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (Wrocław, Poland), The Luminary (St. Louis), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe), and OxBow School of Art & Artist Residency (Saugatuck). Lucien is currently based in Baltimore where they teach sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.