Biography: Lucienne Buckner
Lucienne grew up in Marin County, California, during the heyday of the Civil Rights Movement surrounded in the atmosphere of cultural dissent and moral disobedience prevalent at that place and time. As a teenager she moved to Connecticut.
She graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Studio Art and returned to New England. Working in Graphic Design in Connecticut for Richard Heinsch Associates, Pierce-Moss Associates and New York where she specialized in package design and configuration while continuing her design studies and mastering the use of a variety of digital platforms.
Lucienne continued working in Graphic Design, primarily in New York where she worked for Donald Deskey Associates, Kyodo News International, and other organizations in New York and Connecticut. An active member of the Graphic Artists Guild, she continued her studies at various schools in New York under Milton Glaser, Ed Benguiat, and David Carson.
Becoming interested in industrial design processes, she started studying mold-making in New York, an activity which led to her attending a Bronze Casting session at Manhattan’s Sculpture Center. She subsequently joined the Sculpture Center and produced a series of pieces under the instruction of Robert Michael Smith.
Concurrently, she became head designer for Suisse Novelties Co., where she created distinctive prototypes, packaging and industrial molds . Like many artists in New York at the time she developed an interest in Archetypal Psychology and attended lectures and seminars which continue to have an influence on her creative work to this day.
Late 1990s to 2000s
At the closing of the Sculpture Center, Lucienne took on work as a freelance designer in New York and Connecticut. She became proficient in the use of 3-D scanners and commercial NERBS-based modeling software while working on various projects at Robert Michael Smith's “A FACTOR E” studios on Broome Street where she simultaneously taught classes in Adobe Photoshop and continued her work for Suisse Novelties.
Working primarily in Connecticut after developing a roster of web and print design clients there, Lucienne began to develop an interest in collecting Mid Century Modern design objects. As her collection grew, she began dealing in antiques. She became a full time dealer in 2007.
With a continuing interest in sculpting, metal-work, and mid-century object restoration, Lucienne came to the Silvermine School of Art to study under Robert Perucci at the Metal Studio there.
Lucienne was present at the re-founding of the Bronzeworks at Silvermine and began producing a new series of sculptures which lead her to join the Silvermine Guild of Artists in 2011. She won first place in sculpture at the Silvermine Sutdent Show in 2011.
Participated in the Silvermine Guild 90th Anniversary Show with her bronze “Good to be Alive”.
Also received an Honorable Mention for “Tete-a-Tete” at the New Canaan Society for the Arts SPECTRUM Show 2012 and participated in the NCSA members show with additional bronze sculptures.
SOLO SHOW 2013: Lucienne's work was selected for inclusion in the New Canaan Society for the Arts “9 Solos” Show