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 15 years' experience in art education programming, spearheading events, and communications for museums, galleries and independent art projects, including East Side Art Fair (LA), MoCA Los Angeles, Riverside Art Museum, and the 500 Capp Street Foundation to name a few. For six years she was a Writing Consultant at California College of the Arts where she counseled and mentored young designers and artists 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 ARTnews, Elephant, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, artslant, White Hot, artltd., and Surface Design Journal, as well as exhibition essays. In January, 2016 she launched a project in the form of an art review magazine called Glossary. Her Product Projects question concepts of hand-made and machine-made production, including the act of writing.
Her artwork has been shown at several galleries, institutions and public places including LAND AND SEA, 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 and the American Consulate in Belgrade, Serbia, and if by sea: sound poetic walk was installed on Angel Island.
She grew up in the north eastern parts of Los Angeles before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011, where she received both an MFA in Sculpture and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.