LA-based artist Shana Lutker's work focuses on the psychological affects of history and politics. Using a combination of photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance, she presents spare and economical objects, images, and situations. Her current body of work looks at archetypes and metaphors of civilization and politics. She has had solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the Suburban, UC Irvine Room Gallery, Artists Space and Wetterling Gallery. She was part of the 2008 and 2006 California Biennial, and recent group exhibitions include Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Kunstverhein Langenhagen, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Harris Lieberman and D’Amelio Terras in New York, and the Wattis Institute at CCA. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Los Angeles TImes, Art Review, ArtUS, and Time Out New York. She is Managing Editor of X-TRA magazine and received her MFA from UCLA.