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b. Dresden, 1969

  • EDUCATION

    • 1990–1996

      • Studied painting at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2015

      • Loretta Lux: Imaginary Portraits, Musrara, the Naggar School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
    • 2010

      • Loretta Lux: Photographs, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
    • 2009

      • Loretta Lux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2008

      • Loretta Lux, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
    • 20067

      • Loretta Lux, Imaginary Portraits, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 2006

      • Retrospective, Fotomuseum den Haag, The Netherlands
      • Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Loretta Lux, Imaginary Portraits, Sixth Moscow Photobiennale, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
    • 2004

      • Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Loretta Lux, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • 2003

      • Loretta Lux, Stadt Museum, Muenster, Germany
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2015

      • Menagerie, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
      • Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA
    • 2014

      • Disturbing Innocence, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
      • Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2013

      • The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
      • Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture, The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      • Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
      • After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    • 2012

      • Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
      • A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
      • Portrayal/ Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
      • The 35th Anniversary: The Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka Japan
      • Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, The Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2011

      • Out of Here — The Collectors Show, Van Abbenmuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
      • What’s In a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
      • New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
      • From Our Collection: Portraits, Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada
      • Von Engeln & Bengeln, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
      • Identity: Photographs in the Grażyna Kulczyk Collection, Art Stations Foundation, Poland
      • Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
      • The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Art Museum/Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX [traveling]
    • 2010

      • Streams of the New: Masterpieces from the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan
      • Danica Dakic, Loretta Lux, Anu Pennanen, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland
      • Present Tense: An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age, National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, Australia
      • The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH [traveling]
    • 2009

      • Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
      • Chelsea Visits Havana, 10th Biennial of Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
      • The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA [traveling]
      • Alternate Reality, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
      • Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
    • 2008/09

      • The Linked Ring, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
    • 2008

      • TEN, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
    • 2007

      • Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
      • Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)
      • All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
      • El Rei de la Casa. Adults als Deu, Nens als Quaranta, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
      • Pretty Baby, The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (catalogue)
      • June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
    • 2006

      • Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy (catalogue)
      • In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • Offspring: Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
    • 2005/06

      • Arbeit an der Wirklichkeit, German Contemporary Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan [traveling]
    • 2005

      • Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland
      • Focus On: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
      • N Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Museum of
      • Art, Raleigh, NC
      • Inventing Childhood, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
    • 2004

      • About Face, Hayward Gallery, London
      • Making Faces, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      • The Picture of Innocence, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
      • La Collection Ordóñez-Falcón, Le Botanique, Brussels
    • 2003

      • By the Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Ninos, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • AWARDS

    • 2005

      • Recipient, Infinity Award for Art, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • COLLECTIONS

      • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Austria
      • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      • Akron Art Museum, Akron OH
      • Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
      • Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH
      • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
      • Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
      • Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands
      • Hague Museum of Photography, Hague, The Netherlands
      • Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
      • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
      • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
      • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
      • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
      • Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
      • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
      • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
      • National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
      • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
      • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
      • Photo Museum, Munich, Germany
      • RISD Museum, Providence, RI
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2012

      • “Loretta Lux’s Childhood Portraits Explore Fantasy And Isolation (PHOTOS).” Huffington Post 25 January 2012
    • 2010

      • “Visions of the Decade.” PDN Volume XXX Issue 1. January 2010
    • 2009

      • “Helgvalet.” Kulturhuset. April 2009
    • 2008

      • “Loretta Lux.” Pen with new attitude No. 234. 1 December 2008
      • Sayre, Carolyn. “Lens Crafters. Photographs can brood, dance, fool, enchane. A new crop of creators makes them do all that-and much more.” TIME Magazine 9 June 2008
      • “Designer’s It List.” Japanese Vogue February 2008.
    • 2007

      • “Vivre En 2020.” Le Monde October 2007
      • Ayers, Robert. “Scopes All Smiles.” ArtInfo 13 June 2007
      • “Loretta Lux.” Foto Magazine Wissen June 2007
      • “Loretta Lux.” Mac Power May 2007
      • Mariani, Anthony. “Where The Wild Things Are.” FW Weekly March/April 2007
      • Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Caller Times 18 March 2007
      • Smith, Roberta. “They Are Artists Who Are Women; Hear Them Roar.” The New York Times 23 March 2007
      • “Pretty Baby.” Fort Woth Key Magazine March 2007
      • “GuideLive” Dallas Morning News 24 February 2007.
      • Gardner, James. “Family Pictures [review]”. New York Post 9 February 2007
      • “Loretta Lux.” Foam Winter 2007
    • 2006

      • Amy. Michael “[Review].” Tema Celeste November/December 2006
      • Benedictus, Leo. “Loretta’s Best Shot.” The Guardian 23 November 2006
      • Sander, August. “Steht Pate.” Kunstmarkt October 2006
      • Zollner, Manfred. “Loretta Lux.” FotoMagazin October 2006.
      • Watson, April. “Loretta Lux Photographs at Yossi Milo Galerry.” Review September 2006
      • Guibourgé, Stephane. “Poupées.” Ikono Fall 2006
      • “Highlights: Loretta Lux [Review].” GUP Summer 2006
      • Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006
      • Johnson, Ken. “The Listing: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 16 June 2006
      • Johnson, Ken. “Last Chance: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 23 June 2006
      • Kerr, Merrily. “Loretta Lux [Review].” Time Out New York 15-21 June 2006
      • “Loretta Lux [Review].” The Art Newspaper June 2006.
      • “Loretta Lux [Review].” The New Yorker 19 June 2006.
      • Salzedo-Gramm, Viola. “Manipulating Youth.” New York Press 14-20 June 2006
      • Therond, Eve. “Le Monde Troublant de Loretta Lux.” French PHOTO June 2006
      • Healy, Murray. “A Paradise Lost.” Pop Spring/Summer 2006.
      • Conner, Jill. “Mining the Beautiful.” AfterImage May/June 2006.
      • DeFoore, Jay. “New Loretta Lux Images at Yossi Milo Gallery.” American Photo May 2006
      • “Goings On About Town.” The New Yorker 22 May 2006
      • “Loretta Lux at NYC’s Yossi Milo.” ArtInfo 26 April 2006.
      • Droitcour, Brian. “Troubled Kids.” The Moscow Times. 14-20 April 2006.
      • Foschi, Gigliola. “Loretta Lux.” Zoom March/April 2006
      • “Charakterköpfe.” Elle [German] March 2006
      • “March Calendar: Loretta Lux.” Modern Painters March 2006
      • Malpas, Anna. “On View...” The Moscow Times 24 March 2006
      • Gravagnuolo, Emma. “Sguardo sulla solitudine.” Arte February 2006.
      • Larking, Matthew. “German Photography: Reconfiguring your pasts.” The Japan Times Online 2 February 2006
      • [Cover] Time Out Moscow February 2006.
      • Remy, Patrick. “Picture Perfect.” Spoon January/February 2006.
      • Rose, Matthew. “Paris Photo Posts Stellar Sales.” Art and Antiques.net February 2006
      • Xmapa, Okcaha. “[Review].” KoMMepcaHT 29 February 2006
      • “[Review].” KoMMepcaHT 3 January 2006
      • Exley, Roy. “Under The Influence: Loretta’s Children.” Nexy Level Winter 2006.
      • Therond, Eve. “Village of the Damned.” Whitewall Magazine 2006
    • 2005

      • Gravagnuolo, Emma. “La Covata Malefica.” Arte (Italy) August 2005
      • “L’enfance de l’art: Loretta Lux.” Milk Spring 2005
      • “Loretta Lux: “Loretta’s World.” Eyemazing Spring 2005
      • Hart, Russell. “In Focus.” American Photo 3 May/June 2005
      • “No Joy for Britons in New York’s Lavish International Photography Awards.” The British Daily Journal 25 May 2005
      • Camhi, Leslie. “Free Spirits.” Vogue May 2005
      • “Best of Lux.” Entertainment 27 May 2005.
      • Tully, Nola. “Carefully Composed Inconsistency.” The New York Sun 12 May 2005
      • Sjostrom, Jan. “Norton Exhibit Tells Visual Secrets. Palm Beach Daily News 11 May 2005
      • Kane, Colleen. “Strange Little Girls.” Bust April/May 2005.
      • Naynard, Ed. “Going for Baroque” Modern Painters April 2005
      • “Art Museum Opens Singular Photography Exhibit.” Carolina 13 April 2006.
      • Wolinski, Natacha. “Loretta Lux: Portaits D’Infants en Enfants.” Beaux Arts Magazine April 2005.
      • “Mixed Up Childhood.” Auckland Art Gallery 2005 [catalogue]
      • Barins, Louise.”In Pictures: Loretta Lux.” Weekly Telegraph 16 March 2005
      • “Baring, Louise. “The Midas Retouch: How Loretta Lux’s Eerie Images Made Her Millions.” The Daily Telegraph 12 March 2005.: Arts and Books Section pg 1, 4-5
      • Woodward, Richard. “Reality Bites.” ARTnews February 2005
      • Merrit, Raymond, ed. Full of Grace. NY: PowerHouse Books 2005 [publication]
      • Fletcher, Jane. “Spellbound.” Portflio #42 2005
      • Lux, Loretta. Loretta Lux Aperture, 2005 [publication]
    • 2004

      • “Paris Photo 2004.” Hot Shoe December 2004
      • “Paris Photo 2004.” Photo News December 2004.
      • LaSala, Anthony. “Loretta Lux.” PDNedu Fall 2004
      • Zeaman, John. “What You See Is Not Necessarily What You Get.” Entertainment 28 November 2004.
      • Cowgill, Eric. “Paris Photo 2004.” ArtNet November 2004
      • Perée, Rob. “Loretta Lux Schildert Foto’s.“ Kunstbeeld September 2004
      • Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: ‘Do’.” The New York Times 6 August 2004
      • Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: “Innocence Found’. ” The New York Times 30 July 2004
      • “Infanzia Adulta.” Mood 2 July 2004
      • Stoll, Diana C. “Loretta Lux’s Changelings." Aperture #174 Spring 2004
      • Cheng, Scarlett. “A Glossy Finish.” Art+Auction Spring 2004
      • Wullschlager, Jackie. “When Seeing Follows Believing.” FT Weekend 12-13 June 2004
      • Gaston, Diana. “On My Mind.” Photograph May/June, 2004
      • Jones, Kristin M. “Loretta Lux.” Frieze May 2004
      • Lynch, Mary Ann. “The Photography Show, AIPAD 2004; The children of Loretta Lux: Alone Like the Rest of Us.” Camera Arts April/May 2004
      • Lau, Katja. “The Mysterious world of Loretta Lux.” Atomica April 2004
      • Gardner Jr., Ralph. “Tot Therapy.” New Yorker Magazine 19 April 2004
      • Conner, Jill. “Loretta Lux: New Work.” After Image March/April 2004
      • “Art and Entertainment.” New York Magazine 15 March 2004
      • “Sweetness and Blight.” The Reader 12 March 2004
      • Westerbeke, Julia. “Problem Child.” Time Out New York 4-11 March 2004
      • “Loretta Lux.” Photography Now January/March 2004
      • Photography Review. The New Yorker 1 March 2004
      • “Pix Portfolio” PDN/PIX March 2004
      • Schaernack, Christian. “Den Talk of the Town Provoziert Eine Neuentdeckung.” Handelsblatt 5/6 March 2004
      • Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004
      • “Photography” [Review]. Time Out New York 19-26 February 2004.
      • Salter, Kate. “Little Girl Lost.” The Sunday Telegraph Magazine 22 February 2004
      • Aletti, Vince. “Loving the Alien.” The Village Voice 25 February 2004
      • Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review.” The New York Times (weekend section) 6 February 2004.
      • Straub, Drew B. “Inchoate Borders between Brush and Lens.” Gay City News 5 February 2004
      • Waxman, Lori. “Critic’s Picks.” ARTFORUM online February 2004
      • Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004
      • Koetzle, Hans-Michael. “Jetzt Junge Deutsche Sammeln.” Photo Technik International January/February 2004.
      • "Short List: Loretta Lux.“ The New Yorker 26 January 2004
      • Aletti, Vince. “Pick: Loretta Lux.” The Village Voice 21-27 January 2004
    • 2003

      • Noll, Ute. “Euroview: Loretta Lux.” Pluk November/December 2003.
      • Jötten, Frederik. “Focus Auf: Loretta Lux.“ Frankfurter Rundschau #39 27 September 2003.
      • Jamaldin, Sharifa. “Loretta Lux- Spot the Difference.” Baby Magazine #8 August 2003.
      • Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Shortlist.” The Village Voice 30 July- 5 August 2003.
      • “By The Sea.” The New Yorker 14, 23 July 2003.
      • Newhall, Edith. “Photography – See the Sea.” New York Magazine 14 July 2003.
      • Gockel, Cornelia. “Der Mensch ist eine Prima Projektionsfläche.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 26 May
      • Richter, Verena. “Kinder einer Verlorenen Welt.“ Welt am Sonntag. 4 May 2003.
      • Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung 2 March 2003.
      • Gockel, Cornelia. “Ernste Gesichter.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 3 February 2003.
      • “Ninos.“ Centro de Arte de Salamanca 2003.
      • Petersen, Anne. “Jünger schöner und trauriger werden diese Kinder nie mehr sein.“ Frankfurter
    • 2002

      • Brüggemann, Kerstin. “Loretta Lux: Kinderportraits.“ Profifoto #4 July/August 2002.
      • “Loretta Lux.“ Übersee #1 January 2002.
    • 2001

      • “Forum: Loretta Lux.” Camera Austria #73 2001.
    • 2000

      • Loretta Lux Catalogue, Galerie der Künstler, Munich 2000 [catalogue]
      • Zollner, Manfred. “Konstruierte Kindheit.“ Fotomagazin #8 August 2002