Charlene Lutz's work explores the trauma of sexual abuse and incest in childhood and the long-standing consequences of these experiences.
She seeks to raise social awareness, help to eliminate victim stigma and bring the full impact of sexual trauma into open discussion.
As a survivor of incest and emotional abuse, the artist's life experiences deeply influence her work.
Mark-making, texture, and vibrant color resonate with her, resulting in "raw, emotional paintings attempting to express the chaotic, quiet, fragmented memory left inside of me."
She has a BFA in painting and art education from Pratt Institute and an M. Ed from AIU in educational leadership. She is currently enrolled in Boston University,
working towards an MFA in art education. She works as an elementary art teacher for the School District of Philadelphia.