Lu Tenorio, 28, is a Venezuelan illustrator who, at the age of 22, embarked on a journey as a political refugee to France in the pursuit of life-changing experiences, safety, and meaningful connections. All of this compelled her to leave her family behind and create a home in foreign lands, which has in turn helped her reinvent herself on her new path towards artistic expression. ​

Lu began drawing at a very young age, but it wasn’t until 2004 at the age of 12 that, whilst marveling at Diego Vélazquez’ works at the Prado Museum in Madrid, she discovered the wonders of art and decided that this would in fact become her raison d’être.

In the words of Henry Matisse, “creativity takes courage,” and that is precisely what has enabled her to hone and conceptualise her artistry--unafraid to reconcile with her feelings of solitude, uncertainty, and doubt to create a world of fantasy for her and others to rejoice.