born 1969 in Dresden
1990-96 studied painting at Akademy of Fine Arts, Munich

2005 Infinity Award for Art, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Collections ( please scroll down )

Solo Exhibitions
Musrara, the Naggar School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy, 2010
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 2008
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007
Fotomuseum den Haag, The Netherlands, 2006
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, 2006
Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia, 2006
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004
Stadtmuseum, Muenster, Germany, 2003

Group Exhibitions
Lo sguardo restituito. Una storia della fotografia, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy, 2022
BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2022
Botticelli. II suo tempo e il nostro tempo, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 2021
Off-Spring: New Generations, 21c Museum, Kansas City, MO . 2019
Beyond Truth: Photography after the shutter, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, 2019
re:collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, 2017
Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, 2017
Beauty and the Beast, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, 2016
Da un’importante collezione veneziana di fotografia, Galleria L’Elefante, Treviso, Italy, 2015
Framing Desire: Photography and Video, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, 2015
Menagerie, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA, 2015
Disturbing Innocence, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, 2014
Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection,The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Le amazzoni della fotografia. Dalla collezione di Mario Trevisan, Palazzo Fortuny, Venedig, Italy, 2014
The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2013
Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture, The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2013
Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, 2013
After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 2013
Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2012
A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Portrayal/ Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012
The 35th Anniversary: The Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka Japan, 2012
Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, The Aperture Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Out of Here — The Collectors Show, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2011
What’s In a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2011
New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY, 2011
From Our Collection: Portraits, Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada, 2011
Von Engeln & Bengeln, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2011
Identity: Photographs in the Grażyna Kulczyk Collection, Art Stations Foundation, Poland, 2011
Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, 2011
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Art Museum/Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX [traveling], 2011
Streams of the New: Masterpieces from the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2010
Danica Dakic, Loretta Lux, Anu Pennanen, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland, 2010
Present Tense: An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age, National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, Australia, 2010
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH [traveling], 2010
Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, 2009
Chelsea Visits Havana, 10th Biennial of Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, 2009
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA [traveling] 2009
Alternate Reality, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2009
Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY, 2009
The Linked Ring, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, 2008/09
TEN, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 2008
Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2007
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue), 2007
All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, 2007
El Rei de la Casa. Adults als Deu, Nens als Quaranta, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain, 2007
Pretty Baby, The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (catalogue), 2007
June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, 2007
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy (catalogue), 2006
In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, 2006
Offspring: Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006
Arbeit an der Wirklichkeit, German Contemporary Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan [traveling], 2005/06
Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland, 2005
Focus On: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, 2005
N Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 2005
Inventing Childhood, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2005
About Face, Hayward Gallery, London, 2004
Making Faces, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004
The Picture of Innocence, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, 2004
La Collection Ordóñez-Falcón, Le Botanique, Brussels, 2004
By the Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
Ninos, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2003

Selected Bibliography
“Loretta Lux’s Childhood Portraits Explore Fantasy And Isolation (PHOTOS).” Huffington Post 25 January 2012
“Visions of the Decade.” PDN Volume XXX Issue 1. January 2010
Blackwell, Lewis. “Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art”. PQ Blackwell / Chronicle Books October 14, 2009 [publication]
Coelho, Frederico. “Loretta Lux: Metaforas da inocencia perdida”, Santa Art Magazine #3, September 2009
“Loretta Lux.” Pen with new attitude No. 234. 1 December 2008
Sayre, Carolyn. “Lens Crafters. Photographs can brood, dance, fool, enchant. A new crop of creators makes them do all that-and much more.” TIME Magazine 9 June 2008
“Designer’s It List.” Japanese Vogue February 2008
“Vivre En 2020.” Le Monde October 2007
Ayers, Robert. “Scopes All Smiles.” ArtInfo 13 June 2007
“Loretta Lux.” Foto Magazine Wissen June 2007
“Loretta Lux.” Mac Power May 2007
Mariani, Anthony. “Where The Wild Things Are.” FW Weekly March/April 2007
Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Caller Times 18 March 2007
Smith, Roberta. “They Are Artists Who Are Women; Hear Them Roar.” The New York Times 23 March 2007
“Pretty Baby.” Fort Worth Key Magazine March 2007
“GuideLive” Dallas Morning News 24 February 2007
Gardner, James. “Family Pictures [review]”. New York Post 9 February 2007
“Loretta Lux.” Foam Winter 2007
Amy, Michael. “[Review].” Tema Celeste November/December 2006
Benedictus, Leo. “Loretta’s Best Shot.” The Guardian 23 November 2006
”August Sanders steht Pate.” Kunstmarkt October 2006
Zollner, Manfred. “Loretta Lux.” FotoMagazin October 2006
Watson, April. “Loretta Lux Photographs at Yossi Milo Galerry.” Review September 2006
Guibourgé, Stephane. “Poupées.” Ikono Fall 2006
“Highlights: Loretta Lux [Review].” GUP Summer 2006
Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006
Johnson, Ken. “The Listing: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 16 June 2006
Johnson, Ken. “Last Chance: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 23 June 2006
Kerr, Merrily. “Loretta Lux [Review].” Time Out New York 15-21 June 2006
“Loretta Lux [Review].” The Art Newspaper June 2006
“Loretta Lux [Review].” The New Yorker 19 June 2006
Salzedo-Gramm, Viola. “Manipulating Youth.” New York Press 14-20 June 2006
Therond, Eve. “Le Monde Troublant de Loretta Lux.” French PHOTO June 2006
Healy, Murray. “A Paradise Lost.” Pop Spring/Summer 2006
Conner, Jill. “Mining the Beautiful.” AfterImage May/June 2006
DeFoore, Jay. “New Loretta Lux Images at Yossi Milo Gallery.” American Photo May 2006
“Goings On About Town.” The New Yorker 22 May 2006
“Loretta Lux at NYC’s Yossi Milo.” ArtInfo 26 April 2006
Droitcour, Brian. “Troubled Kids.” The Moscow Times 14-20 April 2006
Foschi, Gigliola. “Loretta Lux.” Zoom March/April 2006
“Charakterköpfe.” Elle [German] March 2006
“March Calendar: Loretta Lux.” Modern Painters March 2006
Malpas, Anna. “On View…” The Moscow Times 24 March 2006
Gravagnuolo, Emma. “Sguardo sulla solitudine.” Arte February 2006
Larking, Matthew. “German Photography: Reconfiguring your pasts.” The Japan Times Online 2 February 2006
[Cover] Time Out Moscow February 2006
Remy, Patrick. “Picture Perfect.” Spoon January/February 2006
Rose, Matthew. “Paris Photo Posts Stellar Sales.” Art and February 2006
Xmara, Oxana.“[Review].” Kommersant, 29 February 2006
“[Review].” Kommersant, 3 January 2006
Exley, Roy. “Under The Influence: Loretta’s Children.” Next Level Winter 2006
Therond, Eve. “Village of the Damned.” Whitewall Magazine 2006
Gravagnuolo, Emma. “La Covata Malefica.” Arte (Italy) August 2005
“L’enfance de l’art: Loretta Lux.” Milk Spring 2005
“Loretta Lux: “Loretta’s World.” Eyemazing Spring 2005
Hart, Russell. “In Focus.” American Photo 3 May/June 2005
“No Joy for Britons in New York’s Lavish International Photography Awards.” The British Daily Journal 25 May 2005
Camhi, Leslie. “Free Spirits.” Vogue May 2005
“Best of Lux.” Entertainment 27 May 2005
Tully, Nola. “Carefully Composed Inconsistency.” The New York Sun 12 May 2005
Sjostrom, Jan. “Norton Exhibit Tells Visual Secrets. Palm Beach Daily News 11 May 2005
Kane, Colleen. “Strange Little Girls.” Bust April/May 2005
Naynard, Ed. “Going for Baroque” Modern Painters April 2005
“Art Museum Opens Singular Photography Exhibit.” Carolina 13 April 2005
Wolinski, Natascha. “Loretta Lux: Portaits D’Infants en Enfants.” Beaux Arts Magazine April 2005
“Mixed Up Childhood.” Auckland Art Gallery 2005 [catalogue]
Baring, Louise. ”In Pictures: Loretta Lux.” Weekly Telegraph 16 March 2005
Baring, Louise. “The Midas Retouch: How Loretta Lux’s Eerie Images Made Her Millions.” The Daily Telegraph 12 March 2005.: Arts and Books Section pg 1, 4-5
Woodward, Richard. “Reality Bites.” ARTnews February 2005
Merrit, Raymond, ed. Full of Grace. NY: PowerHouse Books 2005 [publication]
Fletcher, Jane. “Spellbound.” Portflio #42 2005
Lux, Loretta. Loretta Lux Aperture, 2005 [publication]
“Paris Photo 2004.” Hot Shoe December 2004
“Paris Photo 2004.” Photo News December 2004
LaSala, Anthony. “Loretta Lux.” PDNedu Fall 2004
Zeaman, John. “What You See Is Not Necessarily What You Get.” Entertainment 28 November 2004
Cowgill, Eric. “Paris Photo 2004.” ArtNet November 2004
Perée, Rob. “Loretta Lux Schildert Foto’s.“ Kunstbeeld September 2004
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: ‘Do’.” The New York Times 6 August 2004
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: “Innocence Found’. ” The New York Times 30 July 2004
“Infanzia Adulta.” Mood 2 July 2004
Stoll, Diana C. “Loretta Lux’s Changelings.“ Aperture #174 Spring 2004
Cheng, Scarlett. “A Glossy Finish.” Art+Auction Spring 2004
Wullschlager, Jackie. “When Seeing Follows Believing.” FT Weekend 12-13 June 2004
Gaston, Diana. “On My Mind.” Photograph May/June, 2004
Jones, Kristin M. “Loretta Lux.” Frieze May 2004
Lynch, Mary Ann. “The Photography Show, AIPAD 2004; The children of Loretta Lux: Alone Like the Rest of Us.” Camera Arts April/May 2004
Lau, Katja. “The Mysterious world of Loretta Lux.” Atomica April 2004
Gardner Jr., Ralph. “Tot Therapy.” New Yorker Magazine 19 April 2004
Conner, Jill. “Loretta Lux: New Work.” After Image March/April 2004
“Art and Entertainment.” New York Magazine 15 March 2004
“Sweetness and Blight.” The Reader 12 March 2004
Westerbeke, Julia. “Problem Child.” Time Out New York 4-11 March 2004
“Loretta Lux.” Photography Now January/March 2004
Photography Review. The New Yorker 1 March 2004
“Pix Portfolio” PDN/PIX March 2004
Schaernack, Christian. “Den talk of the town provoziert eine Neuentdeckung.” Handelsblatt 5/6 March 2004
Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004
“Photography” [Review]. Time Out New York 19-26 February 2004
Salter, Kate. “Little Girl Lost.” The Sunday Telegraph Magazine 22 February 2004
Aletti, Vince. “Loving the Alien.” The Village Voice 25 February 2004
Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review.” The New York Times (weekend section) 6 February 2004
Straub, Drew B. “Inchoate Borders between Brush and Lens.” Gay City News 5 February 2004
Waxman, Lori. “Critic’s Picks.” ARTFORUM online February 2004
Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004
Koetzle, Hans-Michael. “Jetzt junge Deutsche sammeln.” Photo Technik International January/February 2004
„Short List: Loretta Lux.“ The New Yorker 26 January 2004
Aletti, Vince. “Pick: Loretta Lux.” The Village Voice 21-27 January 2004
Noll, Ute. “Euroview: Loretta Lux.” Pluk November/December 2003
Jötten, Frederik. “Focus Auf: Loretta Lux.“ Frankfurter Rundschau #39 27 September 2003
Jamaldin, Sharifa. “Loretta Lux- Spot the Difference.” Baby Magazine #8 August 2003
Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Shortlist.” The Village Voice 30 July- 5 August 2003
“By The Sea.” The New Yorker 14, 23 July 2003
Newhall, Edith. “Photography – See the Sea.” New York Magazine 14 July 2003
Gockel, Cornelia. “Der Mensch ist eine prima Projektionsfläche.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 26 May 2003
Richter, Verena. “Kinder einer verlorenen Welt.“ Welt am Sonntag 4 May 2003
Gockel, Cornelia. “Ernste Gesichter.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 3 February 2003
“Ninos.“ Centro de Arte de Salamanca [catalogue] 2003
Petersen, Anne. “Jünger, schöner und trauriger werden diese Kinder nie mehr sein.“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung 2 March 2003
Brüggemann, Kerstin. “Loretta Lux: Kinderportraits.“ Profifoto #4 July/August 2002
“Loretta Lux.“ Übersee #1 January 2002
Zollner, Manfred. “Konstruierte Kindheit.“ Fotomagazin #8 August 2002“
Forum: Loretta Lux.” Camera Austria #73 2001

works by Loretta Lux are housed in the following public collections:

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Akron Art Museum, Akron OH
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,

Rest of World
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Photo Museum, Munich, Germany
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands
Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, The Netherlands
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada