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08-lunna.jpg Lun*na Menoh is a Japanese born Renaissance artist who lives in Los Angeles. Her work deals with fashion, clothing and exposing the invisible thread between performance and fabric by making sculpturisque dresses, paintings, and a series of fashion shows with her conceptual but wearable outfits.

One of her dresses is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Also one of her original dresses/artwork was part of the "Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art and Fashion" exhibition that took place at the Hayward Gallery, London in 1998.

Her multi-disciplinary art project "Dirty White Shirt Collars" which includes paintings, music, DVD, and a fashion show/performance received a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York in 2005. The presentation of this project took place at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica.

Menoh also has done many design works including event costumes at MOCA for Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol as well as designing Uniforms for the Japanese styled cafe/shop/art space "Royal/T" which focuses on Contemporary art and Pop Culture Japanese artifacts.

Since 2001, Menoh started working in music. Participated in a band called "Seksu Roba (Eenie Meenie Records) who were nominated by LA Weekly Music Award in 2003 and 2004. Toured in Europe, Japan and the U.S.A., including MOCA, LACMA, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

In 2006 Menoh started her own band called "Jean Paul Yamamoto" featuring her costumes with a combination of art performance, rock n' roll theatrics and intense sounds with the aid of fellow band members ex DEVO drummer Alan Myers and avant-guitarist Shin Kawasaki plus back-up singers/dancers Ayako and Moeko that flirts adventurously with the sound of Pop, Punk, Electro-Funk and Enka.


Lun*na Menoh Year-by-Year Timeline

1992
-fashion show " Dress for Poet," Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center,
Venice, California

1993
-group exhibition "Salon de Lun*na," Sue Spaid Fine Art , Los Angeles

1994
-solo exhibition "Boutique Mystique," Laguna Art Museum Satellite,
Cosa Mesa, California

1995
-group exhibition "Action Station Exploring Open Systems," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
-group exhibition "Felicity," Jan Baum, Los Angeles

1996
-group exhibition "Lovers Labors Lost, " Site Gallery, Los Angeles

1997
-fashion show " He(ad)dress," Jan Baum, Los Angeles
-group exhibition "Yard Sale" Special k Exhibition, Los Angeles

1998
-group exhibition "Precious," Jan Baum, Los Angeles
-fashion show " Spring-Summer 1770-1998," Art Share, Los Angeles
-group exhibition "Addressing the Century - 100 Years of Art & Fashion," Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1999
-group exhibition "Primordial/Soup to Nuts," Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles

2001
-joined a band "Seksu Roba" and toured in Europe ( Germany , Italy, France )
-fashion show " Ring Around the Collar," ARC Studio, Los Angeles
-group exhibition "East" Norwich gallery, Norfolk, UK
-design work , costume for opera " The Woman Who Forgot Her Sweater," The Ford Theater, Los Angeles

2003
-group fashion event at MOCA opening for "Andy Warhol Retrospective," Los Angeles
-Seksu Roba, LA Weekly music award nominated Best Dance Music
-Seksu Roba performed at MOCA opening party for "Lucian Freud", Los Angeles

2004
-group exhibition "the Leopard Spots: Between Art , Performance and Club Culture" 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
-Seksu Roba, LA weekly music award nominated the best album
-Seksu Roba performed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Side Street Project." Los Angeles

2005
-group show "Nouvelle Nuptials New Visions in Wedding Traditions" Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco
-Seksu Roba performed at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
-formed the band "Jean Paul Yamamoto"
-group exhibition "Twisted Christmas," BGH Gallery Los Angeles
-received an art grant for "Ring Around the Collar" fashion show, Peter S. Reed Foundation, New York

2006
-Jean Paul Yamamoto performance " Re Cut ,Tribute To Yoko Ono," LACE, Los Angeles
-solo exhibition " 1998-2006" and fashion show "Ring Around the Collar." Music by Jean Paul Yamamoto, Track 16 Gallery , Los Angeles
-group exhibition "Queen of the Night," Berman / Turner project , Los Angeles

2007
-group exhibition for Paper magazine " Fulfull Your Sexual Desire In The Playmate's Confession Tent," LACE, Los Angeles
-design work for a opening event for "Takashi Murakami" at MOCA, Los Angeles

2008
-Jean Paul Yamamoto, art performance " Improvising Sewing" Royal/T, Lallure, Los Angeles
-Jean Paul Yamamoto, art performance "Improvising Sewing," Royal/T, Culver City, Los Angeles
-design work " Maid Cafe Uniforms" Royal/T, Los Angeles
-fashion show "Lun*na Menoh: Couture Salvage" Music by Jean Paul Yamamoto, Track 16 Gallery , Los Angeles

2009
-fashion show " Headdress 2009" Royal/T, Culver City, , Los Angeles

2010
-solo exhibition " Ring Around the Collar / Musician " Track 16 Gallery , Los Angeles

2011
-fashion show "Maximum Miniature" Music by Les Sewing Sisters, Track 16 Gallery , Los Angeles

2012
-duo exhibition with Adam Lee Miller " C.A.J. Artist-in-residence show" the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

If you'd like to contact Lun*na Menoh.Please e-mail
info@lunnamenoh.com

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