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Peruvian born Canadian artist Emily Luks received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1989. Emily’s passion for her art has led her to work, throughout her career, in a range of different medias including oils, gouache, graphite pencil and photography.
Since her first exhibition in Peru in 1968, Emily’s compositions have been displayed in many international group and solo shows. Specifically, her work has been exhibited in a variety of Canadian institution including the Royal Ontario Museum, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, University of Toronto, York University, OCAD Outreach Gallery, The John B. Aird Gallery, The Blue Dot Gallery, and Canada Blooms. Her art work has also appeared in the United States at The Ironwood Gallery in Tucson, Arizona with The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, The Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia with the American Society of Botanical Artists, and is part of the permanent collection at the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson Arizona. In their May 2006 issue, the American Orchid Society published Emily’s work, which has now found homes in different public, corporate and private collections around the world; in Argentina, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Peru, USA and Switzerland.
Emily is a member of The Botanical Artists of Canada and The American Society of Botanical Artists. She is the founding member of Origins, a group that specializes in botanical and floral painting, whose aim is to improve the standards and raise awareness of botanical art in all its forms. Origins held its first joint exhibition in 1999, with over 75 works. This private, three-day showing attracted over 400 people. She leads Creativity & Drawing workshops in Peru, which have been extremely successful, and has signed on to continue teaching there.