Kathryn Brackett - Luchs
Born in Detroit Michigan, Kathryn Brackett Luchs moved to the Cultural Center in Detroit at an early age and began living, painting and filming experimental artists also creating in studios along what is called the Detroit Cass Corridor. Brackett Luchs received her MFA from the University of Michigan after developing a personal studio practice and being included in group shows. She was part of the group exhibition Kick Out the Jams: Detroit’s Cass Corridor 1963-1977 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in 1980. The exhibition was after presented at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Brackett Luchs’ early works in painting were chosen to represent Michigan in 1986-87 in the Contemporary Arts Center Biennial that traveled to The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio; Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Indiana; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her continuing interest in studio experiments and development of large-scale hybrid works have received recognition and many awards that include The Michigan Council for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and The Ed Foundation Grant. Her knowledge, based in multiple studio approaches, has led to a rich teaching history at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design from 1992 through 2019.