Leora Lutz’s personal ideology stems from the fruition of DIY, punk rock reasoning and a life-long practice with the handmade—continually supporting the active roles that art and writing both play in shaping history and impacting peoples' lives.
Her hybrid creative professional background includes over 10 years' experience in art education programming, spearheading events, and writing for museums, galleries and independent art projects including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Riverside Art Museum and the LA Department of Cultural Affairs to name a few.
Since 2011 she has worked at CCA as an educator and Writing Consultant where she counsels students on Visual Thinking Strategies, Critical Thinking and English. She has also taught participatory, conceptual studio classes at City College of San Francisco.
She has been writing about art since 2005, and has contributed to numerous publications such as San Francisco Arts Quarterly, artslant, White Hot, artltd., ARTnews, and Surface Design Journal, as well as exhibition essays. She also has a covert, but totally real online bookstore where people can buy books. In January, 2016 she launched a new art review magazine called Glossary.
Her artwork has been shown at several galleries, institutions and public places including Gallery Lara Tokyo, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, MOCA Los Angeles, Palm Springs Museum of Art, 18th Street Arts Center Santa Monica, and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco. Her project if by sea: sound poetic walk was installed on Angel Island for nine months (2012); Text Kilim is currently on view at the American Consulate in Belgrade, Serbia; Art-making topics include: Thing as it pertains to romance, Garment for Us, and Chromatext as a Product Project, where text is for sale as image.
Leora Lutz is an artist, art educator and writer that grew up in the north eastern parts of Los Angeles before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011. She received both an MFA in Sculpture and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.