Artist’s Reception – Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5-7pm
Luke Boyd is a confectionary artist who combines cake decorating, baking,
and painting to make appetizing art about emotional experiences.
He first started baking with his grandmothers and his mom at a very young age.
Painting and baking served as an outlet for
Luke to be flamboyant and queer before he was openly gay.
He now uses his cake sculptures and paintings
to affirm viewers with messages of love, acceptance, and humor.
He earned his Bachelor of Art degree from
California State University Bakersfield in 2015.
While in California, Luke spent 4 years studying art during the day
and learning to bake at night through an apprenticeship at a local German bakery.
In 2019 he graduated from Ohio University with a Master of Fine Art in Painting.
Luke currently divides his time between professional cake
decorating and developing an expansive body of artwork
in his Athens, Ohio home studio.