Lew was born in Southern California in 1949, and currently resides on the Monterey Peninsula.
He holds a B.A. in Music from California State University, Sacramento, where he studied music performance and conducting, and an M.B.A. in Finance from California Southern University. He completed a Post-Baccalaureate program in Visual and Public Art at California State University, Monterey Bay, and has received specialized training in sculpting at Monterey Peninsula College and Loveland Art Institute in Loveland, CO.
In 2013, he was invited by Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Italy, to create a work for the International Exhibit at La Logge Gallery, Assisi, titled, “Shared Memories of Assisi”.
Lew is currently working on an installation, “Hunger to Hope,” which will be completed at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan, Ireland, and Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton, Ireland in 2015.