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Joshua Lutz

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Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
Katonah, NY


Representing galleries

Joshua Lutz is an artist and educator. He has an MFA from Bard College/ICP and a BFA from Bard College. His first book, Meadowlands, was followed by a solo show at ClampArt, New York City, in 2008. In 2010 Lutz was commissioned by Foam Museum to respond to the idea of borders within the city of Amsterdam. The resulting work was part of a museum exhibition at Stadsarchief, Amsterdam.
Lutz has been presented awards and fellowships including American Photography, Hudson Year, Tierney Fellowship, Communication Arts, PDN 30. Featured work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Harper's. Television and radio interviews include National Public Radio, American Public Radio, and PBS. In 2011 Lutz founded Magical Thinking, a nonprofit arts education and publishing initiative. He is currently on the faculty of the MFA Program at Bard College/ICP, The International Center of Photography, and Pratt Institute.

Joshua Lutz CV


Solo Exhibitions:

2013 “Hesitating Beauty,” ClampArt, New York City
“Amsterdam,” ClampArt, New York City
2008 “Meadowlands,” ClampArt, New York City
“Meadowlands,” Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
2005 “Happily Ever,” ICP-Bard Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2004 Gitterman Gallery, New York City
1997 Fischer Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Group Exhibitions:
2012 “Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist,” Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee,Wisconsin
2010 “New York Perspectives,” 25CPW, New York City
“World Visions,” Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (New York Photo Festival), Brooklyn, New York
2009 “NY Perspectives,” Standsarschief, Gemeente, Amsterdam
“New Documents,” one night screening at New York Photo Festival, New York City
“Shots,” Look3 Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
“American Youth,” New York Photo Festical, New York City
“Joshua Lutz,” Festival de Films de Portneuf sur L’Environement, Québec
2008 “The Tierney Fellowship Show,” New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, New York
“Shifting Landscape: Photographs by Olaf Otto Becker, Edward Burtynsky, Joshua
Lutz, Christopher LaMarca, David Maisel, and Simon Norfolk,” Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, New York
2006 “25 Years of Metropolis,” The Art Directors Club, New York City
“Reality/Play,” Orchard Gallery, New York City
“I Heart the Burbs,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
2005 The International Center of Photography, New York City
2003 Redux Pictures, New York City
1997 Woodstock Center of Photography, Woodstock, New York
1993 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

Book Publications
2012 Hesitating Beauty (Schilt Publishing)
2009 American Youth (Redux Pictures)
2008 Meadowlands (powerHouse Books)
2007 Light and Lens, Photographs in the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch (Focal Press)
2006 The Book on Vegas (Greybull Press)
2006 I Heart the Burbs (Katonah Museum of Art)
2006 Houses of Worship (Assouline Publishing)

Selected Reviews
2013 “Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty” The New Yorker “Photo Booth” (February 25, 2013)
“Photographing a Mother’s Descent into Mental Illness,” Mother Jones March 23, 2013
“Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty” The Brooklyn Rail (March, 2013)
“Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty” Jörg M. Colberg’s Conscientious (February 22, 2013)
2012 “Photographer Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty” American Public Radio’s “The Story” (July 16, 2012)
“Troubled Mind” Photo District News “Photo of the Day” (November 7, 2012)
2010 “Joshua Lutz: Beyond the Meadowlands,” Design Arts Daily (April 14, 2010)
2009 “Joshua Lutz Meadowlands, In conversation with Jörg M. Colberg,” Interview Magazine (Fall 2009)
“American Youth,” Foam International Photography Magazine
“Meadowlands,” SPOT, Houston Center for Photography
2008 “Galleries, Chelsea,” The New Yorker, review (October 13, 2008)
“Artist Joshua Lutz Visits History’s Most Exhilarating Ren Faire,” New York Magazine, Vulture (October 6, 2008)
“Today’s Flak Photo,” (October 4, 2008)
“Swamp Things,” The Star-Ledger (September 23, 2008)
“This Week in Art Openings,” Paper Magazine (September 19, 2008)
“Meadowlands,” Publishers Weekly, Review (September 22, 2008)
“Focusing on the Meadowlands: Interview of Photographer Joshua Lutz,” The Leader (September 11, 2008)
“Suburban Sprawl,” The First Post (September 9, 2008)
“The Best in Show” Joshua Lutz’s Meadowlands,” The Village Voice (September 3, 2008)
“Swamp Things,” The New York Post, Page Six (August 25, 2008)
“Shoot! Interview: Joshua Lutz and ‘The Meadowlands’,” Photoshelter (Summer 2008)
“Joshua Lutz: Meadowlands,” Daylight Magazine (Summer 2008)
“Joshua LutzMeadowlands,” Jewcy (July 24, 2008)
“Critics Picks: Joshua Lutz at Gitterman Gallery,” The New Yorker (July 12,, 2008)
“Swamp Things,” New York Post, Page Six (August 25, 2008)
2004 “Voice Choices: Joshua Lutz at Gitterman Gallery,” The Village Voice (July 7, 2004)
“A Segmented View of America: Joshua Lutz at Gitterman Gallery,” The New York Sun, (June 24, 2004)

Public Collections:
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
International Center of Photography, New York City

2007 Tierny Fellowship
2004 Best Editorial of 2004, Photo District News
Best Editorial of 2004, Communication Arts
American Photography 20
Top 30 Emerging Photographers, Photo District News

Stadsarchief, Gemeente, Amsterdam, Question and Answer

2005 Masters of Fine Arts, Bard College/ The International Center of Photography, New York City
1997 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Recent Exhibits

Joshua Lutz participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Hesitating Beauty
Robert Koch Gallery
Apr, 2013 Hesitating Beauty
Apr, 2013 Amsterdam
Jan, 2013 Dark Blue The Water as Protagonist
The Haggerty Museum of Art
May, 2009 NY Perspectives - Amsterdam discovered by NY photographers
Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Archives)
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