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Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Cecilia Lueza

About Cecilia Lueza

Based out of: St. Petersburg, Florida
An Argentinian-born artist and sculptor, Cecilia Lueza is well known for creating vibrant public art pieces in a range of mixed media throughout cities in the U.S. such as Tucson, AR and Norfolk, VA. Cecilia is also the artist behind the notable Connecting The Blocks project in Ft. Lauderdale, who along with local volunteers transformed street intersections with dazzling patterns of color.
This mural by Cecilia Lueza stands out from every other mural in St. Petersburg. It isn’t painted on a wall, but spreads across the intersection of Central Avenue and 5th Street, painted on the street itself outside Florida CraftArt.

A rainbow of huge triangles and geometric shapes angles across the intersection, 74 feet square. Red, orange and gold spread out in front of Florida CraftArt on the northwest corner, jutting into green and shades of blue moving toward the southeast. It’s as if children colored on the street with chalk.

The brick sidewalks that frame each corner are rounded. So the mural is shaped like a square, with four bites taken out of the corners by the curving sidewalks.

Lueza’s design, called Common Ground, is painted on the asphalt with street paint, the kind that’s used for lane markers and parking spaces. She mixes sand into the paint, to make it safe for drivers.

This intersection is a kaleidoscope of color, that cheers up passing cars and pedestrians.

Lueza painted similar intersections in Fort Lauderdale, before this. Instead of being a distraction, the city reported a drop in traffic accidents, as drivers slowed down to look.

Cecilia Lueza was born in Argentina. She’s based in the U.S. now and known for her vibrant and colorful public art.

DAAS and Cecilia Lueza - Effulgence - St Petersburg - Crescent Heights Beautification Project
Lueza and the artist DAAS created another beautiful mural in St. Petersburg, on 4th Street North near 24th Avenue North. Drivers heading south pass a single-story wall that’s a shocking burst of oranges, reds, yellows and blues — and an enormous bluejay, a cardinal and a giant mockingbird, dappled in color.

Lueza knows that murals on streets won’t last as long as her wall murals, because of all the wear and tear from tires. Here on Central Avenue, more than 50 local artists volunteered to help her. They wound up painting this entire intersection twice – because the first time, an unexpected storm washed it away before the paint dried. So when the sun came out they painted it, again.

Title: Common Ground

Address: Central Ave & 5th St

Installation Date: 2016

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Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021

Gleo2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020

BASK2020

Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020

IBOMS2020

Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019

SHOK-12019

Taylor White2019

Reda3sb2019

Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019

Palehorse2019

Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018

Belin2018

Melanie Posner2018

Illsol2018

J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018

Tasko2018

Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018

DAAS2018

Justin Wagher2018

ZuluPainter2018

Matthew Hoffman2018

Hueman2017

Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017

Jujmo2017

Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017

Cryptik2017

Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016

Apexer2016

Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016

Jade2016

Pantonio2016

Nosego2016

ZuluPainter2016

Dasic Fernandez2016

Caratoes2016

Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015

Hitnes2015

Hoxxoh2015

Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015

Evoca2015

Carrie Jadus2015

BASK2015

Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015

123Klan2015

Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015