Pandemic Shapes

Lucia Grossberger Morales was born in Catavi, Bolivia during the Revolution of 1952. In 1955, her family emigrated to the United States and she grew up in Southern California. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and her M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California.

In 1979, Lucia saw the Apple II Computer. That night she had a powerful dream. In the dream she had found a black box embedded in the sand next to the ocean. When she opened the box small dots of light burst out and danced in the night sky. At that moment, she knew the computer would be her artistic medium.


Lucia spent the 80s and early 90s participating in the vibrant and supportive atmosphere of the Silicon Valley. She coauthored the Designer’s Tool Kit a graphics program published by Apple Computer, Inc. in 1982. In 1987, she coauthored AppleVisions, and Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the Apple II computer, wrote the Foreword


In the early 90s, Lucia created installations for concerts and performances including Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) and Lollapalooza.


Lucia’s interactive installations, videos and CD-ROMs have been exhibited in museums, galleries and film shows the United States, Latin America and Europe. The museums include Palm Springs Art Museum (Day of the Dead installation, 2004), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art.


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