Loretta Lux graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich. In 2005, Lux received the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography, New York. Her work has since been exhibited extensively abroad, including solo exhibitions in 2006 at the Fotomuseum Den Haag and the Sixth Moscow Photobiennale. Her work is included in numerous museums collections worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Fotomuseum, The Haag; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne; and the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Lux executes her compositions using a combination of photography, painting, and digital manipulation. Lux’s work usually features young children and is influenced by a variety of sources.