Lu Heintz is an artist, educator, and feminist collaborator currently based in Providence, RI. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Additional education includes studies at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Ox-Bow School of Art (MI), and CE.CA.TI (Michoacán, Mexico). She has been awarded residencies at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center and Arts, Letters & Numbers (NY), and has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, International Sculpture Center and Sustainable Arts Foundation.
She balances her artistic endeavors with a commitment to feminist pedagogy and scholarship and is an Associate Artist Researcher for the Digital Institute of Early Parenthood (UK). Social practices include collaboratively edited, independently published magazines; farming and food preservation; mutual aid; non-institutional educational outreach such as workshops and mentoring; feminist Wikipedia editing and intersectional feminist reading groups. She teaches in the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies at RISD and is actively engaged in many community-based art organizations. Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including: the RISD Museum, the National Ornamental Metals Museum, R.K. Projects, Sarah Doyle Gallery and Strano Film Fest. She is a member of WARP, a textile-based studio collective in located in Atlantic Mills, Providence.