As a returning student in 2004, en route to a Master's degree in Political Science, Lukia Costello studied photography and video at the University at Buffalo (BA). She currently practices her art, owns her own freelance photography business and teaches English as a second language for Buffalo Public Schools's Adult Education Division. She is the proud recipient of a 2013 NYSCA Individual Artist Grant for Erie County http://www.asiwny.org/programs/dec-grant/ .
Lukia has exhibited her photographs, collages and mixed media compositions in Western New York, Brooklyn, Honeoye Falls, Northern California and Montreal. Her work has been published numerous times locally and nationally in such publications as the Los Angeles Journal and the Buffalo Spree and she is a member of the New York Times Freelance Pool.
Her work is included in private collections in the US and Canada.