Jersey City, New Jersey
Lasker was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. He lives and works in New York City.
Lasker has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants in 1987 and again in 1989. In 1989 he was also awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant. His work has been covered in Artforum, Artscribe, Arts Magazine, Art Today, Flash Art, New Art Examiner, New York Magazine, The New York Times, ;;Tema Celeste, Village Voice, and The Washington Post among others. He was the subject of the 2005 book Jonathan Lasker: Expressions Become Things by Richard Milazzo.
Lasker's work is included in numerous private and public collections around the world. Museums who have Lasker's work in their collections include:
- Jonathan Lasker: Selective Identity organized by David Moos
- Sperone Westwater
- L.A. Louver gallery
- artist_press.php?stat=artrep&aId=11 Galerie Thomas Schulte