In addition to earning a BFA in sculpture from RISD and an MFA in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Lu Heintz has studied at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Instituto Allende (San Miguel, Mexico) and CE.CA.TI (Michoacán, Mexico). Through multiple points of entry—textiles, metalsmithing, video, sound, installation, performance, paper works and writing—her transdisciplinary practice examines personal experience on sociocultural scales. She has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The International Sculpture Center and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and she has been awarded residencies at Ox-bow (MI), MASS MoCA and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including: Perimeter Gallery, the RISD Museum, the National Ornamental Metals Museum, R.K. Projects, Brood Film Fest and Sarah Doyle Gallery. She is a member of WARP, a textiles-based studio collective in Providence, RI.
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles