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Lita Albuquerque

American, b. 1946

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Lita Albuquerque

American, b. 1946

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Light and Space artist Lita Albuquerque has been investigating our place in the universe through installations, environmental works, paintings, and sculpture throughout her critically acclaimed career. She emerged in the 1970s, a student of Robert Irwin’s. In her early works, she marked the California desert with colored pigment, mapping both the earthly and celestial terrain, a practice she has since brought to sites worldwide. Among her best-known projects is Sol Star (1996), for which she marked the desert south of the Great Pyramids of Giza with blue circles, each one associated with a star. Albuquerque’s work is centered upon scale, and our smallness in an infinite cosmos. “I was interested in that impossibility of vision,” she explains, “being able to perceive only what is around us, yet aware that […] what we are perceiving is only part of a much larger vision.”

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Biography

Light and Space artist Lita Albuquerque has been investigating our place in the universe through installations, environmental works, paintings, and sculpture throughout her critically acclaimed career. She emerged in the 1970s, a student of Robert Irwin’s. In her early works, she marked the California desert with colored pigment, mapping both the earthly and celestial terrain, a practice she has since brought to sites worldwide. Among her best-known projects is Sol Star (1996), for which she marked the desert south of the Great Pyramids of Giza with blue circles, each one associated with a star. Albuquerque’s work is centered upon scale, and our smallness in an infinite cosmos. “I was interested in that impossibility of vision,” she explains, “being able to perceive only what is around us, yet aware that […] what we are perceiving is only part of a much larger vision.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine
Articles Featuring Lita Albuquerque
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Dec 9th, 2019
The Artists Everyone Talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach
10 Female Land Artists You Should Know
Jul 18th, 2017
10 Female Land Artists You Should Know
At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas
Feb 25th, 2017
At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas
Art Meets Science in a New Group Show at Peters Projects
Mar 27th, 2015
Art Meets Science in a New Group Show at Peters Projects
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