Luke Butler’s work contemplates masculinity and mortality in contemporary heroic figures and it consists mainly of figurative painting and collage. He was born in San Francisco in 1971, and grew up in New York City. He attended the Cooper Union School of Art (BFA 1994), and the California College of the Arts (MFA 2008). He has had solo exhibitions at Second Floor Projects and Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including “Now What?” at the Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston. Luke Butler is represented by Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.