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Dresden, East Germany
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Lux has received the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography, had her work exhibited widely and held in various public collections.
Life and work
Lux graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich in the 1990s, and debuted at the Yossi Milo gallery, New York in 2004. The show put both Yossi Milo and Loretta Lux on the map, selling out and setting prices never before seen from a new gallery.
Lux executes her compositions using a combination of photography, painting and digital manipulation. Her work usually features young children. She originally trained as a painter at Munich Academy of Art, and is influenced by painters such as Agnolo Bronzino, Diego Velázquez, Phillip Otto Runge.
Her work likes to show a child in a lost paradise. She alters the children's heads on photoshop to make it bigger to look like a doll. She also photshops out the shadow in the photo. The colours she uses in her work are pastel colours, and her backgrounds are often painted by herself. She dresses the children up so that you can not tell the gender of the child. She has had portfolios featured in fine art magazines.
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- 2004: Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City.
- 2004: Loretta Lux, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.
- 2006: Loretta Lux, Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague.
- 2006: Loretta Lux, Sixth Moscow Photobiennale, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
- 2006: Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City.
- 2006: Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands. Solo exhibition.
- 2007: Loretta Lux, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- 2008: Loretta Lux, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Monterrey, Mexico.
- 2009: Loretta Lux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
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- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
- Art Institute of Chicago.
- Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
- Fotomuseum, den Haag.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
- Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
- Official website
- The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation by Richard R. Woodward in the New York Times.
- 'I use children as a metaphor for a lost paradise' by Louise Baring in The Telegraph.