Born in Madison, Wisconsin, painter Sarah Lutz grew up between Vermont, Spain, Ohio, and Guatemala. From when she was nine to thirteen years old, she was influenced by the colors, flowers, and candle-lit churches that she saw living in Guatemala, subjects that pervade her vibrant and energetic paintings. Lutz’s abstract paintings are characterized by rich textures that include impasto, or thick dabs of paint, drips, and warm colors like reds, pinks, and ochres.
Lutz has had solo exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center in Windsor, CT, Brick Walk Books and Fine Art in West Hartford, CT, The Painting Center, and most recently, at Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York City. Lutz has exhibited every summer season in Provincetown, MA for more than a decade. Lutz was recently awarded a residency/installation at MAPSpace in Port Chester, NY, with fellow artist Beth Dary. Lutz was included in the exhibition Wit, at the Painting Center in New York City in January 2013. Lutz was a Junior Teaching Fellow in Residence at Dartmouth College in 1994, and was awarded a 1-month residency at The Vermont Studio Center in 1996.