As a Latina immigrant from Peru, Rosa Luz Catterall expresses a curiosity to understand people, cultures and community. This led her to pursue careers as a social worker, an art therapist and a self taught artist. Her work in the community focuses on themes that address cultural diversity, hope and healing and creates spaces that promote support and safety to express freely. The unique qualities that she brings to her practice help connect with people on a human level.
Rosa Luz was born in Peru and grew up in the U.S. from the age of nine in Queens, New York. She graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Sociology. Rosa Luz completed her graduate education at N.Y.U. and practices as a bilingual licensed social worker and a registered art therapist. She is an independent contractor for Hershey Medical Center, Conewago Place Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment, Wellspan, and Olivia’s House. She has an art studio/gallery at Marketview Arts where she paints, plans community projects and coordinates art wellness groups . Rosa Luz has made a commitment to give back to the community. In the past five years she has volunteered as an art therapist at York County Prison Women’s Wing and participated on mission trips to Guatemala and Ethiopia. Most recently she is a board member of Creative York and an active participant in the Racial Equity and Gallery Committee.