Luciana Penna was born in Milan but soon moved to Turin, she completed her artistic studies on a self-taught basis. She is a sculptor and painter, during her career she has experimented with the use of various materials and various painting techniques.
She took her first steps in the world of art in the early seventies by attending the abstract-surrealist environment in Turin. Her artworks require meticulous work standing poised between abstraction and reinvented figuration. Going through very precise but synthetic geometries, among which the circle stands out, she deals with recurring themes such as the female universe, architectural constructions and science. She prefers relief, cut and three-dimensionality in painting as well. She works with small and large subjects, some of her works became important public works.
Her work “Magnetic Energy” (bas-relief in embossed aluminium sheet with painted areas, on wooden panel and wire inserts) was selected, as one of the 13 finalist works of the eighth edition of the COMEL “Aluminium Bonds” Award.