John Luckett was born and grew up in the deep South of the United States.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University

and studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.


As co-founder of the graphic design firm of Luckett + Slover, he spent almost

a decade in New York, as writer, art director and designer for Cartier, CBS,

American Express, H. Stern, Stendig Furniture and B&B Italia. In Los Angeles,

he worked directly with clients and with advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather

and Grey, completing work for Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Xerox, and the Simon

Wiesenthal Center.


Luckett jumpstarted his art career in 1997, and continues to create bold,

colorful canvases and works on paper that establish a vocabulary rooted

in geometric abstraction and morphing, fluid shapes. In contrast, he has

amassed a larger and more diverse body of work that asserts itself as

quieter and more personal in its exposition.


His photography portfolio is equally broad in scope, and a complementary

focus to his ongoing painting practice. Looking closely at the American

cultural landscape, his work is direct, graphic and subtly confrontational.



“Shear”, BoxoHOUSE, Joshua Tree CA, 2016

“handful of sky”, BoxoFFICE, New York, 2009

“African Melody”, True World Gallery, Joshua Tree, 2009

“Neoprene Pudding”, Water Canyon, Pioneertown CA, 2009

Trader Jeff’s, Twentynine Palms CA, 2007

Beeton & Schelkens Atelier, Los Angeles, 2004

Friday the Thirteenth Gallery, San Francisco, 1999




“Desert X: Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs CA, 2017


“Abstract Visionaries”, Colin Fisher Studios, Palm Springs, 2017


Palm Springs Art Fair, BoxoPROJECTS, Palm Springs, 2016-2017


“Active Resistance”, Art Queen Annex, Joshua Tree CA, 2016

“Classic Modernism”, Colin Fisher Studios, Palm Springs, 2016

“Stonewalled”, Art Queen East Gallery, Joshua Tree 2015

”Out There”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, 2013

“The Small Loop Show”, FOCA, Los Angeles, 2012

“The Loop Show”, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles, 2011

“perhaps we meet”, BoxoFFICE, New York, 2011

“A Radical State of Independence”, BoxoFFICE, New York, 2009

“The Box Show”, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes CA, 2009

“Strange Ranger”, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, 2008

“Noah Purifoy: A Tribute”, Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms CA, 2008

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council Annual Tours, 2005-6

Lacy Gallery, Los Angeles, 2004-5

Black Cat Gallery, Culver City CA, 2003-4

Articulture, Manhattan Beach CA, 2001-2




Apple iPad

“House of Lies”, HBO

“Body of Proof”, ABC

“Lie to Me”, Fox

“Heroes”, NBC

“The Eastons”, CBS

“The Wizards of Waverly Street”, Disney




Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Common Ground, Santa Monica CA