Emil Lukas was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1964. He has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Solo museum shows include, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, The Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Lukas’ work has been featured in group shows at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto and The Drawing Center, New York. His work is in important private and public collections, including the collections of Benetton, Panza di Biumo and Zegna in Italy, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece, The Anderson Collection, Stanford University, California, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the UBS Art Collection and the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Emil Lukas has been represented by Studio la Città since the early 90's with a first one person show in 1993. In the United States he is represented by Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.