Luther Frank is a NYC based lighting artist, scenographer, and production designer working primarily in live performance and immersive art. Their background education in theatre, music, and dance along side a deep curiosity in technology has contributed to a diverse and eclectic portfolio of projects across multiple genres.

Luther’s most recent notable immersive art projects include Studio Drift’s Drift: Fragile Future at The Shed, Moses Sumney’s Technoechophenomena at Pioneer Works, as well as a supporting lighting technologist for James Turrell exhibits, PACE Gallery, Superblue, and other art institutions and gallery spaces.

They have extensive experience in both traditional and experimental Theare, Opera, and Dance working with companies such as Danse Theatre Surreality, Opera Naples, Ars Nova, New York Deaf Theatre, New Camerata Opera, and more. Their designs have often included interdisciplinary concepts and mixed mediums such as the high contrast body art film projected as scenery in NYDT’s non-verbal Titus, as well as Bea Goodwin’s fully immersive moving audience jazz Opera Tabula Rasa. He has also worked at the Broadway level as the lighting programmer for multiple national tours (Motown 3rd National 2017, Something Rotten! 2nd National 2018).

As a Lighting Director, Luther is frequently engaged to design concerts and music festivals. Notable examples include GlobalFEST 2023 at David Geffen Hall, Kitt Wakeley and The Symphony of Sinners and Saints at Carnegie Hall, and Electric Guest at Rough Trade. He also regularly provides lighting direction for special concerts, private venues, and solo performances for artists such as Alicia Keys, Lizzo, Ludacris, Jade Bird, Elle King, and many others.

Luther is also a founding member of Sovereign Candle Collective. The work of this collective can be seen in installations and experiences across the country such as Immersive Van Gogh Pheonix, MeowWolf Denver, Superblue Miami, The World Trade Center Oculus NYC, Casa Bonita, and in hundreds of live performances in the last few years.