Wexler Gallery

Roberto Lugo

  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Hank Thomas from Washington DC), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8 x 11 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Hank Thomas from Washington DC), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8 x 11 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Harriet Tubman / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.25 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Harriet Tubman / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.25 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Bell Hooks / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Bell Hooks / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 9.5 x 6.75 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 9.5 x 6.75 in
  • To Disarm: WEB Du Bois / Ralph Abernathy, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: WEB Du Bois / Ralph Abernathy, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Matthew Henson, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    9 x 11 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: Matthew Henson, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    9 x 11 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: MLK / Toni Morrison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.75 x 11.25 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: MLK / Toni Morrison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.75 x 11.25 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Ralph Ellison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6 x 11 x 7 in
  • To Disarm: Ralph Ellison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6 x 11 x 7 in
  • To Disarm: Frederick Douglass, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Frederick Douglass, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Jay Z, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.25 x 9.25 x 4.75 in
  • To Disarm: Jay Z, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.25 x 9.25 x 4.75 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / Bell Hooks, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.25 x 9 x 6.25 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / Bell Hooks, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.25 x 9 x 6.25 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Hezekiah Watkins from Jackson, Mississippi), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 10.25 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Hezekiah Watkins from Jackson, Mississippi), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 10.25 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 7.75 x 4.5 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 7.75 x 4.5 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X / Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 9.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X / Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 9.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Jimi Hendrix, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 10 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Jimi Hendrix, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 10 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 8.5 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 8.5 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Prince, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 9 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Prince, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 9 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Peter Stoner from Chicago, Illinois), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.75 x 10.25 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Peter Stoner from Chicago, Illinois), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.75 x 10.25 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: Harriet Tubman / Biggie, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    4.25 x 7.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Harriet Tubman / Biggie, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    4.25 x 7.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought (III), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 11 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought (III), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5 x 11 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie (III), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 11.75 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie (III), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 11.75 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / John Lewis (Freedom Rider Mugshot), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.25 x 8.5 x 5.75 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / John Lewis (Freedom Rider Mugshot), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.25 x 8.5 x 5.75 in
  • To Disarm: Toni Morrison / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Toni Morrison / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.25 x 8 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Angela Davis / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.25 x 8 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Bell Hooks, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Bell Hooks, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Carol Silver from New York, New York), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6 x 13.5 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Freedom Rider (Carol Silver from New York, New York), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6 x 13.5 x 6.5 in
  • To Disarm: Jay-Z / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    4.5 x 9 x 4.25 in
  • To Disarm: Jay-Z / Harriet Tubman, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    4.5 x 9 x 4.25 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac (Mugshot), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac (Mugshot), 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.75 x 9.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought / Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 8.5 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought / Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 8.5 x 5.25 in
  • To Disarm: Barrack Obama, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.5 x 11.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Barrack Obama, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.5 x 11.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.5 x 11 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Tupac, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    6.5 x 11 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Jay-Z / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 14.5 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Jay-Z / Celia Cruz, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.5 x 14.5 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie / MLK,, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.5 x 10.5 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Biggie / MLK,, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    8.5 x 10.5 x 5.5 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    9 x 10.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    9 x 10.75 x 5 in
  • To Disarm: Toni Morrison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.75 x 11.75 x 6.25 in
  • To Disarm: Toni Morrison, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7.75 x 11.75 x 6.25 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought / Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 10.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Black Thought / Malcolm X, 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    5.75 x 10.5 x 6 in
  • To Disarm: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 9 x 5.5 in

  • To Disarm: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2020
    Ceramic, china paint, enamel, epoxy, and gun parts
    7 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Biggie), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    54 x 27 x 27 in (Vase is 44"H Lid is 10"H)
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Stuffed Bear), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Stuffed Bear), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Biggie), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    54 x 27 x 27 in (Vase is 44"H Lid is 10"H)
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Tupac), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    60 x 23 x 23 in (vase is 49"H lid is 11"H)
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Tupac), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    60 x 23 x 23 in (vase is 49"H lid is 11"H)
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story, 2019
    Vase 1: 60 x 23 x 23 in (vase is 49"H lid is 11"H)
    Vase 2: 54 x 27 x 27 in (Vase is 44"H Lid is 10"H)
    Bear: 40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story, 2019
    Vase 1: 60 x 23 x 23 in (vase is 49"H lid is 11"H)
    Vase 2: 54 x 27 x 27 in (Vase is 44"H Lid is 10"H)
    Bear: 40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story, 2019
    Vase 1: 60 x 23 x 23 in (vase is 49"H lid is 11"H)
    Vase 2: 54 x 27 x 27 in (Vase is 44"H Lid is 10"H)
    Bear: 40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Yo Soy Boricua: DNA Study By Pattern, 2019
    Digital inkjet print
    40 x 50 in
  • Yo Soy Boricua: DNA Study By Pattern, 2019
    Digital inkjet print
    40 x 50 in
  • Yo Soy Boricua: DNA Study By Pattern, 2019
    Digital inkjet print
    40 x 50 in
  • Yo Soy Boricua: A DNA Study, 2019
    Resin and acrylic paint
    Vessel: 79.5 x 44 x 21 in
    Figure: 66 x 29 x 16 in
  • Yo Soy Boricua: A DNA Study, 2019
    Resin and acrylic paint
    Vessel: 79.5 x 44 x 21 in
    Figure: 66 x 29 x 16 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (III), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    6 x 21.5 x 8 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (III), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    6 x 21.5 x 8 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (II), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    6 x 9.5 x 7.75 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (II), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    6 x 9.5 x 7.75 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (I), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    4.5 x 9 x 7.75 in
  • Deconstructed Jordan Bowl (I), 2019
    Earthenware and underglaze
    4.5 x 9 x 7.75 in
  • Self Portrait As Street, 2019
    Ceramic, concrete, resin, tool drip, gun parts, chain, clothes, found objects, and latex paint
    67 x 31 x 19 in
  • Self Portrait As Street, 2019
    Ceramic, concrete, resin, tool drip, gun parts, chain, clothes, found objects, and latex paint
    67 x 31 x 19 in
  • Abernathy and Biggie, 2019
    Porcelain, china paint, and luster
    18 x 8 x 5.25 in
  • Abernathy and Biggie, 2019
    Porcelain, china paint, and luster
    18 x 8 x 5.25 in
  • Afro-Puertoricans: Slaves, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    36 x 48 in
  • Self Portrait: Without Wax, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 60 in
  • Philly Shrine (1), 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 36 in
  • Same Sorrow: Difference Breakfasts, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 60 in
  • Afro-Puetroricans: Family, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 48 in
  • Juano Hernandez, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    36 x 48 in
  • Stunting: Dikembe Mutombo , 2018
    Stunting: Dikembe Mutombo , 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    7.5 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 14, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    16 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 14, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    16 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 13, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    14 x 25 x 25 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 13, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    14 x 25 x 25 in
  • Do You Know How Hard It Is To Get A Black Man Through High School?, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    66 x 32 x 32 in
  • Do You Know How Hard It Is To Get A Black Man Through High School?, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    66 x 32 x 32 in
  • Angry Mob of Peaceful Protestors: Roberto Lugo, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    60 x 48 in
  • Colin and a Queen, 2018
    Colin and a Queen, 2018
    Terra cotta, china paint, luster
    11 x 6.5 x 17 in
  • Colin and a Queen, 2018
    Colin and a Queen, 2018
    Terra cotta, china paint, luster
    11 x 6.5 x 17 in
  • Stunting: Dikembe Mutombo , 2018
    Stunting: Dikembe Mutombo , 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    7.5 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stunting: 3's (I), 2018
    Stunting: 3's (I), 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    6.5 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stunting: 3's (I), 2018
    Stunting: 3's (I), 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    6.5 x 11 x 11 in
  • Melting Pot (II), 2018
    Melting Pot (II), 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    23 x 11 x 11 in
  • Melting Pot (II), 2018
    Melting Pot (II), 2018
    Porcelain, china paint, luster
    23 x 11 x 11 in
  • Portrait Bust: Roberto Lugo, 2017 (Collaboration with Yelizaveta Massalimova Cunningham)
    Porcelain, luster, underglaze, china paint
    14.5 x 10 x 24 in
  • Jose and Child (Della Robske series), 2017
    White earthenware, slip, china paint, luster
    26.5 x 18.5 x 3 i
  • New Slaves: The Cycle Continues (Della Robske series), 2017
    White earthenware, slip, china paint, luster
    35 x 35 x 5 in
  • Blood and Crip Salt and Pepper Shakers (Snap), 2017
    Porcelain, slip
    Heads: 3.5 x 5 x 5.5 in (each)
    Shipping container stand: 4 x 11 x 4 in
  • Panda: Eats Shoots And Leaves, 2017
    Digital print on paper
    Dimensions: 41.5 x 55.25 in
    Framed Size: 44.5 x 58.25 x 2 in
  • New Slaves, 2017
    Digital print on paper
    Paper Dimensions: 66.25 x 44 in
    Framed Size: 70.75 x 46.75 x 2 in
  • Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) / Freddie Gray Urn, 2017
    Porcelain, china paint, gold luster
    9 x 9 x 16.5 in
  • Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) / Freddie Gray Urn, 2017
    Porcelain, china paint, gold luster
    9 x 9 x 16.5 in

Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator. Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo’s works are multicultural mash-ups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Lugo is the recipient of the 2019 Rome Prize, and was awarded a 2019 Pew Fellowship. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Walters Museum of Art, and more.

 

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