Leora Lutz is a Toronto-born writer, artist, and educator who grew up in eastern Los Angeles before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011. Lutz’s personal ideology stems from the fruition of punk-rock reasoning and a lifelong practice with the handmade. She holds both an MFA in interdisciplinary sculpture and an MA in visual and critical studies from California College of the Arts. She is a published writer of several art reviews and essays for White Hot, artslant, Art Practical, artltd, and San Francisco Arts Quarterly. Her work has been shown at numerous national and international galleries and institutions, including the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the Palm Springs Art Museum; the Riverside Art Museum, California; MOCA Los Angeles; the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; West Los Angeles College; gallerylara Tokyo; Angel Island, California; and the American Consulate in Belgrade, Serbia.