Luca Cara Seccafien is a comic artist, printmaker, facilitator, and cultural worker on the stolen ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ people. Through sequential and print based art forms as well as drawing, their semi-autobiographical artwork reflects upon the experience of being disabled by trauma while surviving through relational queerness.
Luca’s drawing, comics, installation, video, and print work has been exhibited, published, and recognized by galleries, community spaces, public spaces, magazines dozens of times since 2010. In 2021, Luca mentored under award winning graphic memoirist Nicole J. Georges. They’re currently working on a graphic novel about millennial queer friendship during the end times, and an excerpt (“cell phones”) was published in issue 43 of Carte Blanche. They graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in printmaking.
Luca has dedicated their career as a cultural worker to spaces working towards equity in the arts in both mandate and practice, including 221A, Gallery Gachet, Powell Street Festival, Queer Arts Festival, Heart of the City Festival, and beyond. They’ve spent twelve years working in fundraising, administration, operational, managerial, and production capacities. Luca is an alumni collective member and co-founder of WePress Community Arts Space, where they strived to create barrier reduced / accessible print education programs for communities coping with system barriers.
Luca is a printmaking instructor with the Anvil Centre (City of New Westminster) and Burnaby Art Gallery. Their teaching style is individually tailored and reflective of their highly sensitive way of moving through the world.
luca.cara.secc (at) gmail (dot) com
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