Lucia Morales is a Miami-based artist and educator from Lima, Peru. Morales' childhood home and cultural heritage have shaped and continue to influence her artistic practice, from the symbols and subjects of her paintings to the dances she performs. Growing up amidst many uncertainties, she was drawn to her surroundings and the beauty of Florida’s wildlife.
In 2020, Morales was selected for the STAR art residency at the Hermitage Art Retreat in Manasota Key, Florida where she painted plein air landscapes. Morales was an Art Educator with MDCPS for many years and has worked with local institutions such as MOCA North Miami and The Wolfsonian-FIU. Currently, Lucia is an MFA candidate at Florida International University and holds a Master’s of Art Education and a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from Florida International University.