b. 1947, USA

Louise Lawler Biography

Louise Lawler completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Cornell University in 1969 before establishing a practice which led her to become part of the group of artists known as The Pictures Generation. This also included artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Sherrie Levine. Lawler continues to live and work in New York.

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Lawler photographs other works of art, concentrating on their setting, the way in which they are presented, and their methods of creation. The resultant works are often considered to be conceptual and address the art world and its establishments by questioning what factors constitute and define a piece of art. Her oeuvre offers a behind the scenes look at the happenings of the art world through her photographs at art fairs, galleries, collectors homes, and auction houses such as Christie’s.

The artist uses her method of photography to comment on the status of material goods as measures of financial and cultural wealth and employs the work of other artists as her subject matter to bring to attention the difficulty of originality in contemporary society. Lawler’s works challenge the notions of authenticity and authorship.

Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have included Adjusted at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2013); No Drones at Sprüth Magers, Berlin (2015); Fitting at Metro Pictures at Metro Pictures, New York (2011); and Later at Yvon Lambert, Paris (2010). Lawler has exhibited at major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Art, Oslo; and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Lawler has presented work at two Whitney Biennials.

Louise Lawler Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Sfumato) by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork photography, print
Louise LawlerUntitled (Sfumato), 2021Dye sublimation print on museum box
121.9 x 182.9 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Untitled (Sfumato) by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork photography, print
Louise LawlerUntitled (Sfumato), 2021Dye sublimation print on museum box
121.9 x 182.9 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Untitled (Bullnose) by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork photography, print
Louise LawlerUntitled (Bullnose), 2021Dye sublimation print on museum box
121.9 x 172.1 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Pollyanna (traced and painted), Fourth by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork works on paper, print
Louise LawlerPollyanna (traced and painted), Fourth, 2007/2008/2013/2020Archival pigment print with gouache
15.2 x 11.4 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
ABN AMRO Zaal by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork mixed media
Louise LawlerABN AMRO Zaal, 2012/2013laminated fujiflex on museum box
50.8 x 100.3 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Berlin (traced and painted), Third by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, print
Louise LawlerBerlin (traced and painted), Third, 2000/2013/2014Gouache on archival pigment print
26 x 27.6 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Etude pour la Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris, by Louise Lawler contemporary artwork photography
Louise LawlerEtude pour la Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris,, 1985Black and white photograph, mat with transfer type
39.4 x 58.4 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire

Louise Lawler Recent Exhibitions

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Louise Lawler Represented By

Metro Pictures contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Metro Pictures New York
Sprüth Magers contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Louise Lawler In Ocula Magazine

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