Deborah Lutz received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The New York Academy of Figurative Manhattan, where she currently lives and works. She is a Teaching Artist/Educator for several public institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. For The Met Ms. Lutz co-teaches a process-based drawing class, Seeing Through Drawing (as well as other classes), for blind and vision-impaired visitors, on which she presented as an NAEA panelist in 2013, and as a CAA workshop leader in 2017. Ms. Lutz is a seminar educator for Art Med inSight, engaging students and professionals in medicine with works of art as a way to sharpen diagnostic and communication skills. She was a guest artist for Art Beyond Sight Conference in 2012, and visiting teaching artist for The Aldrich Museum in 2012, and the Brooklyn Museum in 2013. As adjunct faculty for both Manhattanville College and Westchester Community College, Lutz teaches Foundation Courses in Drawing and Color/2-Dimensional Design, Advanced Drawing, Life Drawing, Museum as Studio course, and a cross disciplinary course: Introduction to Aesthetics, a philosophy lecture course which includes art making. Lutz had independent exhibitions in 2016 and 2017, ‘From A Clearing’ at The Manhattanville Berger Gallery and ‘In Ink: Recent Work’ at The Center for the Arts in Westchester, NY, respectively. She has exhibited in group shows, including ‘Et Tu, Art Brute’ at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York City, 2017, ‘Call of the Wild’ at Katonah Art Center, Golden’s Bridge NY in 2017, the Roundtable Invitational Exhibit at The National Arts Club in 2017 and 2018, and ‘Drawing From Perception’ at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 2001. She has also exhibited in the Met Employee exhibition, and the curated Whitney Staff exhibitions at The Westbeth Gallery, in NYC in June of 2017 and 2018. She worked in textile and surface design from 1995-2000, and was a wallpaper artist in New York City from 1990-92.
To view more of Deborah’s work visit her website at www.deborahlutz-art.com.