About Me

Infrared photograph in Capitol Reef NP showing a big storm approaching this high desert and red rock landscape
Hwy 24 through Capitol Reef NP, Utah

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts with an emphasis in printmaking and photography from Humboldt State University in Northern California where I studied under the guidance of professor and artist Michael Bravo. Always eager to experiment  and continue my drawing interests and ideas in non-realistic imagery, I concentrated in the printmaking process known as stone lithography.


My interest in lithography took me to graduate school at Ohio University where I earned my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in printmaking and painting under Donald Roberts and Mary Manusos, among others.


I have shown my work both nationally and internationally and am included in several permanent collections. I taught for a period of time at California Polytechnic University, Pomona while also working with a software company which developed graphic software tools. The majority of my career has been in the color graphics and digital imaging industries, most recently with wide format printing.


I have been drawn to the Western Landscape since my teenage years. I can often be found exploring the mountains and deserts of the American West. Not a stranger to the Four Corners Area, I have been photographing the area in both color and black and white.


Michael D Lucero

Salt Lake City, Utah