Auric Field, Gold with Black

About Lita Albuquerque

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.”

American, b. 1946, Santa Monica, California, based in Santa Monica, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Lita Albuquerque: Embodiment, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
2014
Lita Albuquerque, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
2015
Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
2015
The West Coast Avant-Garde, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles