By: Aurelis Lugo
Kuja Studios, 19 N. Main Street
Originally born in Puerto Rico, Aurelis Lugo moved to Fayetteville, NC in 2020 and soon after began working for Cumberland County Schools. Among her notable projects in her home country are "Inmarcesible," an exhibit of eleven acrylic paintings highlighting Puerto Rican women. With cooperation from the Fayetteville Arts Council and Cape Fear Studios, she presented the exhibition "Fadeless" in February of 2022 which visualizes the stories and lives of nine Afro-Puerto Rican women through mixed-media paintings.
Lugo's artwork has been featured in displays around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.