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 12 years' experience in art education programming, spearheading events, and writing for museums, galleries and independent art projects, most recently as a Writing Consultant at California College of the Arts where she counseled 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 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 project in the form of an 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 and the American Consulate in Belgrade, Serbia, and if by sea: sound poetic walk was installed on Angel Island (2012).
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.