Luz Aveleyra grew up in Washington D.C. and studied art history at George Washington University. After graduation, she pursued further studies in drawing and printmaking at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City.
Upon her return to the U.S. she completed her studies at Michigan State University with a Masters in Art History. Over the years, she has participated in numerous drawing classes and workshops as well as teaching Art History at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, and Virginia Community College in Manassas, VA. She also returned to graduate school at the University of Maryland and received her Master's degree in Library Science.
In 1979, Aveleyra took the position of Slide Librarian at the College of Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. During that period, she taught several free hand drawing classes to students in the Architecture Program.
Luz has also participated as both student and teacher in many drawing classes at The Mint Museum in Charlotte. In 2003, she decided to take up watercolors and though, initially self-taught, she has also completed several workshops at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, as well as studying with artist Sandy Siepert in Charlotte, NC.