Loretta Lux (born 1969) was born in Dresden, East Germany and is a fine art photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. She lives and works in Ireland.
Lux has received the Infinity Award for Art from the
International Center of Photography. Her work is exhibited widely and held in public collections.
Life and work [ edit ]
Lux graduated from the
Academy of Visual Arts in Munich in the 1990s, and debuted at the Yossi Milo gallery, New York in 2004.
Lux executes her compositions using a combination of photography, painting and digital manipulation. Her work usually features young children. She trained as a painter at Munich Academy of Art, and is influenced by painters such as
Agnolo Bronzino, Diego Velázquez, Phillip Otto Runge.
Exhibitions [ edit ]
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.
Loretta Lux, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. 2008:
Loretta Lux, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Monterrey, Mexico. 2009:
Loretta Lux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
Collections [ edit ]
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. [2 ]
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. [3 ]
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Art Institute of Chicago. [4 ]
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. [5 ]
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