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CV

  • 1969 Born in New York City
  • Lives and works in Los Angeles

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2005 PEW Charitable Trust, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant
  • 2002 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Ingxube, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

2016

  • The Waves, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

2015

  • Liza Lou: Color Field and Solid Grey, Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Gather (one million), Wichita Art Museum, Wichita

2014

  • Solid/Divide, White Cube, London
  • IXUBE, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  • Canvas, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2013

  • Color Field, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego

2012

  • Liza Lou, White Cube, London

2011

  • Let the Light In, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah
  • Liza Lou: Multiply, L & M Arts, Los Angeles

2010

  • American Idol; Works from 1995-2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  • Liza Lou Drawings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

2008

  • Liza Lou, Maximum Security, Lever House, New York, NY
  • Liza Lou, L&M Arts, New York, NY

2006

  • Liza Lou, White Cube, London

2004

  • The Damned, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

2002

  • Testimony, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
  • Liza Lou, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
  • Leaves of Glass, Henie Oslo Kunstsenter, Oslo [exh. cat.]

2001

  • Liza Lou II, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
  • Trailer, Southeastern Contemporary Art Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2000

  • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington DC
  • Liza Lou, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

1999

  • American Glamorama, Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, New York, NY
  • Kitchen, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • American Presidents, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Kitchen, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

1998

  • Liza Lou, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
  • Portrait Gallery, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
  • Liza Lou, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Kitchen and Back Yard, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA [exh. cat.]
  • Back Yard, Fundacio Joan Miró, Espai 13,Barcelona
  • Portrait Gallery, P.P.O.W., New York, NY
  • Most Admired Disorder, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997

  • Liza Lou, Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, NY
  • Liza Lou, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
  • Liza Lou, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1996

  • Kitchen, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Forty-two American Presidents, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  • Liza Lou, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
  • Liza Lou, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Liza Lou, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

1995

  • Socks and Underwear, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

1994

  • Kitchenette, California State University Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • Equilibrium & Engagement, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney 

2017

  • Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio 
  • Woven, Rental, East Hampton, NY, USA
  • Screens: Virtual Material, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
  • No Place Like Home, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Solid/Divide, Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • No Place Like Home, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2016

  • Material Considerations, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco 

2015

  • Painting @ the Very Edge of Art, Contemporary Art Galleries, (University of Connecticut), Connecticut
  • Edge of Silence, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
  • Patterns of Abstraction, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  • ENDLESS, Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
  • Other People’s Memories, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2014

  • Stories of Espai 10 and Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
  • Surfacing On, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
  • Sleight of Hand: Painting and Illusion, San Jose Museum of Art

2013

  • 30 Years, Salzburg Villa Kast and Halle, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
  • Turn off the Sun: Selections from la Colección Jumex, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix
  • The C of O Show, Kresge Gallery, Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Mahwah
  • Disaster, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin - Paris
  • La Belle est la Bête, L’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux

2012

  • Advance/ Notice… Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  • Lightness?, Maison Particuliére, Brussels

2011

  • Gloria Hole, The Fireplace Project, New York
  • Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York
  • January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

2010

  • Now What?, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
  • Make Craft, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
  • Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Curated by Jeff Koons,
  • New Museum, New York
  • Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London
  • 19th Century and Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Selections from the Permanent Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
  • Lust for Life, Dance of Death, Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

2009

  • Innovations In The Third Dimension: Sculpture Of Our Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2008

  • Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • In the Land of Retinal Delights, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

2007

  • The Death Instinct, The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
  • The Contemporary Self-Portrait, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
  • The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York
  • Rockers Island, Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen

2006

  • Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY
  • Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Metropolitan Kiba Park, Tokyo, Japan

2005

  • Translation, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Over + Over: Passion for Process, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy in Andover

2004

  • Monument to Now, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, [exh. cat.]
  • Splat, Boom, Pow: Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; ICA, Boston and Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio [exh. cat.]
  • Domestic Odyssey, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, [exh. cat.]

2003

  • Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Art Museum at the Brown Fine Arts Center, Northhampton [exh. cat.]
  • Perpetual Bliss, Galerie Thaddaeaus Ropac, Paris
  • Skulptur03, Max Gandolph-BIbliothek, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
  • Shine, Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam [exh. cat.]

2002

  • Melodrama, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Basque; Palacio de los Condes de Gabia/Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada and Museo de Arte Contemporànea de Vigo, Vigo [Exh. Cat]
  • Bingo, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  • Fusion Cuisine, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

2001

  • Un Art Populaire, Fondation Cartier, Paris [exh. cat.]
  • Give and Take, organized by Serpentine Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, London [exh. cat.]
  • ARS 01, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [exh. cat.]
  • Art Through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo

2000

  • Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, [exh. cat.]
  • Sharing Exoticism, Biennale de Lyon d'art Contemporain, Lyon [exh. cat.]
  • Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei [exh. cat.]
  • Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles [exh. cat.]

1999

  • First Annual Post-Impeachment Show, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1998
  • Site Specific, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

1996

  • A Labor of Love, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, [exh. cat.]
  • Art for the New Millennium, The Fabric Workshop/Museum, Philadelphia
  • Subversive Domesticity, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita [exh. cat.]
  • An embarrassment of the Riches, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington, CA [cat.]
  • Solo Performances

2003

  • Smith College Art Museum, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northhampton, 7 November
  • Carnegie-Mellon University Art Museum, Watson Performance Festival, Philip Chosky Theatre, Pittsburgh, 7 September
  • CCA, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Watson Performance Festival, San Francisco, 8 April

2002

  • Deitch Projects, New York 13, 21, 28 October
  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, 12 July
  • Les Deux Cafés, Hollywood 21, 22 June
  • Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany 21 April

1994

  • Solo Performance, California State University Fullerton Gallery, CA