Luchita Hurtado (b. 1920 Caracas, Venezuela) lives and works in Santa Monica, California.

In 1928 Hurtado immigrated to New York City, where she studied at Washington Irving High School and the Art Students League. Hurtado began her career in the early 1940s as a fashion illustrator for Condé Nast and as a muralist for Lord & Taylor. In the mid 1940s Hurtado frequently travelled between New York and Mexico City, where she worked within an international group of artists and writers who comprised a WWII diaspora. In the late 40s Hurtado moved to Mill Valley, California, where she associated with the Dynaton Group. In 1951 Hurtado moved to Los Angeles, where she has resided ever since. Recent solo exhibitions include Luchita Hurtado: Figures and Icons at the Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica (2017) and Luchita Hurtado: Selected Works, 1942 – 1952 at Park View Gallery, Los Angeles (2016). Prior to this her last solo exhibition took place in 1974 at the Women’s Building, Los Angeles. Hurtado exhibited sporadically from the 1950s until the present at venues including Paul Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles (1953), Tally Richards Gallery, Taos (1970), Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard (1994), and Night Club Gallery, Chicago (2016). Her work is included in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.

ANNENBERG COMMUNITY HOUSE solo, 2017
ARTEBA solo, 2017
PARK VIEW solo, 2016
NIGHT CLUB group, 2016