Attila Richard Lukacs was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1962. A graduate of Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, he was a member of the renowned "Young Romantics" art group in the 1980s. He is an internationally renowned visual artist whose work has appeared in the quinquennial exhibition documenta in Kassel, Germany, as well as in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Cologne, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. He spent many years in Berlin and New York before relocating to Vancouver. He is the subject of the 2004 feature documentary film Drawing Out the Demons .