Rigoberto Luna, a native of San Antonio, Texas, developed a passion for art at an early age, inspired by his older brother, artist Ruben Luna. At 16, Luna became involved with the grassroots nonprofit organization San Anto Cultural Arts, where he was made a lead muralist by 19. Shortly after, he relocated to New York to study Graphic Design before returning to his hometown in 2006, where he worked as a designer and museum professional, most recently with the San Antonio Museum of Art. In 2016, Luna founded the Presa House Gallery with his partner, multidisciplinary artist Jenelle Esparza.

Since Luna has curated numerous exhibitions focused on Latino/a/x artists living and working in Central and South Texas. In 2021, Luna served as the Curatorial Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator for the Texas Biennial. He has participated as a guest juror or panelist for distinguished organizations across Texas, including Rockport Center for the Arts, K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Art League Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. In 2023, Luna curated the traveling exhibition Soy de Tejas: A Statewide Survey of Latinx Art at Centro de Artes in San Antonio, TX. He co-organized the solo exhibition John Guzman: Flesh and Bone at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and, later that fall, opened the traveling group exhibition Son de Allá y Son de Acá at Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA. Luna is organizing his latest curatorial project, Ya Hecho: Readymade in the Borderlands, an exhibition opening in June 2025 at the Tucson Art Museum.


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