Chronik

1945
Born in Newport Beach, CA
1969
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1971
MFA, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1970 – 1972
Instructor for Photography at the Pamona College (CA) and at the California Insitute of Arts, Valencia
1973
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowhip
1973
Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts
1976
Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts
1977
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowhip
1977
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1980
US-UK Bicentennial Exchange Fellowship
1991
Charles Pratt Memorial Award
1972 – 2003
Several guest professorships at European and US-american universities and art colleges
Lives and works in Paris and Venice
Since 2004
Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Ausstellungen

2013
Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2012
Carl Andre/Lewis Baltz, Tate Modern, London, GB
2012
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2012
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (solo)
2011 – 2012
Photography Calling! Fotografie und Gegenwart, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
2011
DC Bonus, Groupshow of the galleries Schmidt Maczollek, Michael Wiesehöfer and Galerie Thomas Zander, Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany
2011
Hyper Real - Kunst und Amerika um 1970, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
2011
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, SK-Stiftung, Cologne, Germany
2011
Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point, Art Unlimited / Art Basel, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2011
Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA (solo)
2010 – 2011
Hyper Real - Realismen in Malerei und Fotografie, MUMOK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
2010 – 2011
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria
2010
American Documents, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Antwerps, Belgium
2010
Le paradis, ou presque : Los Angeles [1865-2008], Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
2010
Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2010
Anonymous America: photography and film, Le Bal, Paris, France
2010
Sunless (Journeys in Alta California since 1933), Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
2010
Lewis Baltz / Donald Judd, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2010
MOCA’s First Thirty Years, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
2010
Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
2010
The View from Here, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2010
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
2010
Identité(s)/ Territorialité(s), TRAFIC - FRac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
2010
The Park City Portfolio, UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA (solo)
2009
Several Silences, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Nighttown, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Into the Sunset, Photography's Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Life is stranger than fiction, FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadforum, Innsbruck, Austria
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE : LOS ANGELES (1865-2008), Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Seventies, le choc de la photographie américaine, BNF - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
2008
Lewis Baltz: 1989-91 Sites of Technology, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2008
Universal Archive. The Condition of the Document and Modern Photographic Utopia, MACBA, Barcelona, Museum Colecçao Berardo
2008
Context: Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas (with works by Olivo Barbieri and Stephen Dean), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2008
This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
2008
Jennifer Bornstein Selects From the Grunwald Collection, Hamme Museum, University of California, Los Angeles
2008
20th Century Photography, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba City, Japan
2008
Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, MOMA, New York
2008
D'Impossibles Trendezvous-Biennale de St. Denis, Paris
2008
American Photography les Annees 70, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
2008
Lewis Baltz, Andrew Roth, New York (solo)
2007
Museo Civici di Modena, Modena, Italy (solo)
Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Ingenuity, Calouste Golbenkian Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Life is Stranger Than Fiction, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Views of Water, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Des fantomes et des anges, Musée d'Art Moderne, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Art for Yale: Collecting for the 21st Century, Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT
2006
Lewis Baltz: Desert of Disintegration, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Bremererhaven, Germany (solo)
Tempo Moderno, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
TRANS EMILIA. Collection Linea di Confine, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and SKStiftung, Cologne
2005
Candlestick Point (1989) and Prototype Works (1966-1976), Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2005
STEIDL China Launch and Photography Exhibition , Timezone 8 Editions , Beijing, RC
2005
The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection , National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
2004
Sites of Technology, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne (solo)
2004
Evidence of Impact: Art and Photography 1963-1978, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2003
Cruel and Tender; the Real in 20th Century Photography, The Tate Modern, London, UK; The Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2002
Visions From America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002
Neue Topografik, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Gremany (solo)
2002
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal (solo)
2002
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (solo)
2002
University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (solo)
2001
Was wäre wenn, Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany (solo)
2001
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA (solo)
2001
CTRL SPACE Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2001
Le moment conteporain de la fabrique du paysage, Institute Franco-Japoniaise, Tokyo
2001
Luoghi come paessagi/Places as Landscape II, Palazzo Reale, Napoli
2000
Afterimages, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
2000
How You Look At It, Spengel Museum Hannover, circulating to Staedl Museum, Frankfurt
2000
Identification of a Landscape, Assessori di Cultura Commune de Venezia
1999
Lewis Baltz: Prototype Works, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Boys 'N Girls, Dirty Windows Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Laboratorium, Antwerp, Belgium
The American Century Whitney Museum, New York
Photographie als Ruine, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Views from the End of the World, Marlborough Gallery, New York
Changement d’air, Musee d’art moderne Lille Metropole
1998
Generic Night Cities, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Lewis Baltz: Politics of Bacteria, Docile Bodies, Ronde de Nuit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer, Museum Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Artists’ Position on the Industrial Landscape, Museum Grassi, Leipzig, Germany
1996
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gallery RAM, Santa Monica, CA
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Stories of Desire and Power, Galerie Angelo Falzone, Mannheim, Germany
Galerie Andres Weiss, Berlin, Germany
Prospect 96, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
The Perpetual Mirage, Whitney Museum of American Art
Homo Ecologicus. Fondacion Juan Miro, Barcelona
Crossing the Frontier, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1995
Works 1979-1994, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelbaek, Denmark (solo)
Esthetiques de l'Ordinaire, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France
Janet Borden Inc., New York, NY
Ars 95, Atheneum, Helsinki
Le Monde Apres La Photographie, Musee d'art moderne, Villeneuve d'Ascq, and Villa Arson, Nice
Photography After Photography, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
Geschichten von Verlangen und Macht, Museum für Fotografie Braunschweig, Germany
1994
La Ville, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1994
The Act of Seeing (Urban Space) Foundation pour l'Architecture, Brussels
1993
Critical Landscapes, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1993
Photographs From the Real World, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway
1993
Photoplay: Works from The Chase Manhattan Collection. Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL
1993
Musee d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris (solo)
1993
Rule Without Exception, Fotomuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland (solo)
1992
Ronde de Nuit, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Seibu Contemporary Art, Tokyo (solo)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (solo)
Wasteland, Rotterdam Biennial III. Catalogue
1991
Images of Excellence, International Museum of Photography George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (solo)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL (solo)
Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA(solo)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (solo)
1990
The New American Pastoral: Landscape Photography in the Age of Questioning, International Museum of Photography George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1990
Rule Without Exception, New York Institute of Contemporary Art P.S.1, New York (solo)
1990
Signs of Life: Process and Materials, 1960-1990, ICA Philadelphia
1989
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
On the Art of Fixing A Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Dialectical Landscapes: Nuovo Passagio Americano, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
1987
Modern Photography and Beyond, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1987
Vom Landschaftsbild zur Spurensicherung, Museum Ludwig Cologne
1987
Photography and Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1987
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1986
Newport Harbor Art Museum
1985
Paris-New York-Tokyo, Tsukuba Museum, Tokyo
1985
Photography in California, 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1985
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
1985
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (solo)
1984
Photography in California 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1984
Matrix, University Art Museum, U.C. Berkley, CA (solo)
1981
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (solo)
1981
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
1980
Photographie als Kunst: Kunst als Photographie, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
1980
Werkstatt für Photographie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1979
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (solo)
1979
American Images, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
1979
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
1978
Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1977
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1976
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC , Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Baltimore Museum of Art; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (solo)
1975
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
New Topographics, George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y
Philadelphia College of Art
IXe Biennale de Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne de Ville de Paris
1974
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1973
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)
1971
Castelli Graphics, New York, NY (solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
St. Louis Museum of Art
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wellesley College Art Museum, Wellesley, MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Simon Museum, Pasadena
Oakland Museum
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Power Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musee d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Henie-Onstad Foundation, Oslo, Norway
International Center of Photography, New York
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Milwaukee Art Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris
Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal
Cincinatti Art Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Des Moines Art Center
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

Literatur

2012
ED RUSCHA JOHN McLAUGHLIN LEWIS BALTZ, Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln, 2012
2011
Candlestick Point, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, 2011
2010
Works (including 10 books), Steidl Publishers, 2010
2007
89/91 Sites of Technology, Steidl Publishers, 2007
2005
The Prototypes. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; RAM, Los Angeles; Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, 2005
2005
The Tract Houses. essay by Sherlm Conkleton. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; RAM, Los Angeles; Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, 2005
2003
The Deaths In Newport, onestarpress, Paris, 2003
2001
Was wäre wenn. Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany, 2001
2001
The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California. Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, 2001
2001
Rian, Jeff. Lewis Baltz, Phaidon, London, 2001
1998
Butler, Cornelia. Lewis Baltz: Politics of Bacteria, Docile Bodies, Ronde de nuit. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and RAM, 1998
1996
Geschichten von Verlangen und Macht, with Slavica Perkovic. Scalo, Zurich and New York, 1996
1995
Les Morts de Newport Beach, Editions de l'Aquarium Agnostique, Valenciennes, 1995
1995
Baudier, Dennis and Salling Morten. Lewis Baltz. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, 1995
1995
The Deaths In Newport, CD-ROM, Paradox, Rotterdam, 1995
1993
Stahel, Urs, ed. Regel Ohne Ausnahme, Scalo Verlag, Zurich & Berlin, 1993
1993
Lamarche-Vadel, Bernard. Lewis Baltz. Editions de La Difference, Paris, 1993
1992
Fukugawa, Masafumi, ed. Rule Without Exception, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan, 1992
1992
Visser, Hripsime. Lewis Baltz: 5 Projects, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1992
1992
Ronde de Nuit, with Olivier Boissiere. CCI, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992
1991
Turrell, Julia Brown , ed. Rule Without Exception. Des Moines Art Center, 1991
1991
Giochi di Simulatzione. Linea di Confine di Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1991
1989
Candlestick Point, text by Gus Blaisdell. Min Gallery, Tokyo, 1989
1986
San Quentin Point, essay by Mark Haworth-Booth. editions de La Difference, Paris and Aperture, New York, 1986
1981
Park City, with Gus Blaisdell, Castelli Graphics New York, with Aperture, Inc., 1981
1978
Nevada, Castelli Graphics, New York, 1978
1976
Maryland, essay by Jane Livingston. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1976
1975
The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California. Castelli Graphics New York, 1975