Joshua Luther was born on May 18, 1976, in San Luis Obispo, California. After his family moved to Utah, he began to study art at a young age through various sources. In 1997, he enrolled at Utah State University to study painting under Greg Schulte and Chris Terry. During this time, collage and coarse textures were explored, with emphasis always to the geometric dissection of the picture plan. Luther received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with honors in 2002.
There at Utah State Luther discovered the possibilities of printmaking. He then decided to further explore printmaking in graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under renowned master printmaker Karen Kunc. During the course of his graduate work, Luther began to investigate the realms of Epistemology and Linguistics within his work. Pieces consisted of random letters and numbers signifying the arbitrary nature of language. Hidden imagery was used to illustrate the limitations of perception and the nihilistic situation of the human experience.
After receiving a Masters degree in 2005, Luther moved back to Salt Lake City. In furthering his thesis on perception and reality, Luther is currently working with digital media including the vast and ever evolving world of the Internet. Through this relatively new technology many issues of art making can be reintroduced, such as the ready-made and objectivity.
Luther lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two daughters.