Sarah Lutz was born in Madison, Wisconsin 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. 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. She lives and works in New York City with her husband and their two daughters. They spend as much time as possible near the water in Truro, Massachusetts.
Lutz has had solo exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center in Windsor, CT, at Brick Walk Books and Fine Art in West Hartford, CT, at The Painting Center, and most recently, at Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York City. In 2004 Lutz exhibited her work at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Galleries at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and has served on the National Advisory Council of the Tang Museum since 2007. 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. The exhibition resulting from their collaboration opened on November 17, 2012. Lutz was included in the exhibition Wit, at the Painting Center in New York City in January 2013.