Like an elegant guest Sarah’s paintings do not forget the etiquette of their occasion but are definitely the life of the party. Her vibrant colors are joyful and warm, her playful shapes seem to jump out of contemporary urban culture to theatricalize her work’s landscape spaces, riding on light and skimming on her fine drawing skills, they make a flat land of forms on which her patterns and textured surfaces perform. Baroque yet tailored, these paintings are unconventional and utterly convincing.
SARAH LUTZ was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1967 but lived most of her childhood in Vermont and Guatemala. She holds a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from The American University. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited widely, including solo and group exhibitions at The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Richmond Art Center, Windsor, CT, INK Miami, the E/AB Fair, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Galleries at Skidmore College and The Painting Center, Lohin Geduld Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York. Sarah has received fellowships from Dartmouth College, the Vermont Studio Center, and MAPSpace in Port Chester, NY. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Tang Museum, The Art in Embassies Program, and a recent acquisition of a suite of monoprints by New York Presbyterian Hospital. In 2013 Lutz was interviewed by Jennifer Samet for Beer with a Painter on Hyperallergic and in 2015 she was the subject of an Artist Profile in Provincetown Arts Magazine. She is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA where she has exhibited annually since 2002. Lutz collaborates regularly with master printer Marina Ancona of Ten Grand Press. Together they recently published her first limited edition color etching and a new series of monotypes, Abacus. Lutz lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York and Truro, Massachusetts.