Chronologie

1969
Born in New York City
2002
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
2005
Pew Charitable Trust, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Expositions

2011
Liza Lou, L&M Arts. Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2011
January White Sale, DeWoody, Beth Rudin, curator, Loretta Howard Gallery. New York, NY
2011
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, NY
2010 – 2011
The Artist's Museum, Morse, Rebecca, Jeffrey Deitch, Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Alma Ruiz and Bennett Simpson, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA
2010 – 2011
Now What?, Brutvan, Cheryl and Charlie Stainback, curator, Norton Museum of Art. West Palm Beach, FL
2009 – 2011
Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art ('Continuous Mile'), Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
2010
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
2010
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Koons, Jeff, curator, New Museum. New York, NY
2010
Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, May, Susan, curator, White Cube Gallery. London, United Kingdom
2010
Lust for Life and Dance of Death, Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Schoppmann, Wolfgang and Hans-Peter Wipplinger, curator, Krems, Austria
2010
Make: Craft, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Watts, Patricia, curator, Los Angeles, CA
2010
American Idol Works from 1995-2010, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Paris, France (solo)
2010
Liza Lou Drawings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Paris, France (solo)
2009
Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time, Bruce Museum. Greenwich, CT
2008 – 2009
Diana + Actaeon: The Forbidden Glimpse of the Naked Body, Museum Kunst Palast. Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 – 2009
Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum. Jerusalem, Israel
2008
In the Land of Retinal Delights, Linton, Meg, curator, Laguna Art Museum. Laguna, CA
2008
Liza Lou, L&M Arts. New York, NY (solo)
2008
Liza Lou: Maximum Security, Lever House Lobby Gallery. New York, NY (solo)
2007 – 2008
The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts. New York, NY
2007
Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang Essen. Essen, Germany
2007
Exposures: the Contemporary Self-Portrait, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Salzburg, Austria
2007
The Death Instinct, The Haifa Museum of Art. Haifa, Israel
2006 – 2007
Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Young, Dede, curator, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Purchase, NY
2006
Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Metropolitan Kiba Park, Tokyo, Japan
2006
White Cube, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2005
Translation, Palais de Tokyo in conjunction with the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris, France
2004
Splat, Boom, Pow; Cartoons in Contemporary Art (traveling exhibition)
2004
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; ICA, Boston; Wexner Center for the Arts, OH
2004
Smith College Art Museum, Undomesticated Interiors, Northampton, MA
2004
San Jose Museum of Art, Domestic Odyssey, San Jose, CA
2004
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (solo)
2003
Galerie Thaddaeaus Ropac, Perpetual Bliss, Paris France
2003
Skulptur03, Max Gandolph-BIbliothek, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2003
Boijmans Museum, Shine, Rotterdam, Holland (catalogue)
2002
Melodrama, (traveling exhibition) Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Basque
2002
Palacio de los Condes de Gabia/Centro Jose Guerrero, Granada, Spain
2002
Deitch Projects, Testimony , New York, NY (solo)
2002
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2002
Henie Oslo Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway (catalogue) (solo)
2001
Bass Museum of Art, Liza Lou II, Miami, FL (solo)
2001
Southeastern Contemporary Art Center, Trailer, Winston-Salem, NC (solo)
2000
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington DC (solo)
2000
Akron Art Museum, Liza Lou, Akron, OH (solo)
1999
Grand Central Terminal, American Glamorama, Vanderbilt Hall, New York, NY (solo)
1999
Contemporary Arts Center, Kitchen, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
1999
Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, American Presidents , Virginia Beach, VA (solo)
1998
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Kitchen, Laramie, WY (solo)
1998
Aspen Art Museum, Portrait Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
1998
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Kitchen and Back Yard, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue) (solo)
1998
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, City, MI (solo)

Collections publiques

Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, France
François Pinault Foundation, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Fundación Privada Sorigué, Lleida, Spain
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Honart Museum. Tehran, Iran
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Thomas Olbricht Collection, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Publications

2011
Heartney, Eleanor, Arthur Lubow, Peter Schjedahl, and Lawrence Weschler; Isabel Venero, ed. Liza Lou. New York: Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. 2001
2011
Prose, Francine and Michael Duncan, texts. Liza Lou. Los Angeles, California: L&M Arts, 2011
2010
Diederichsen, Diedrich and Christoph Doswald, texts. Liza Lou: American Idol. Paris, France: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2010
2008
Pincus-Witten, Robert and Linda Nochlin. Liza Lou. New York: L&M Arts, 2008
2006
Marlow, Tim and Jeanette Winterson. Liza Lou. London: White Cube, 2006