Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter

Vera Lutter (*1960 in Kaiserslautern) is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her large-scale photographs of shipyards, airports, factories, and the Egyptian pyramids.

Vera Lutter’s Career

Vera Lutter began studying sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich in 1985. She successfully completed her studies in 1991 and went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in photography and related media from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1995.

Vera Lutter’s Technique

During her studies, Lutter began to explore the camera obscura or pinhole camera technique. This medium would become the focus of her work. Lutter’s works require hours or sometimes weeks of exposure and result in a negative print of the scene. This method means that Lutter has a very selective working process; the amount and variety of shots she produces is much more limited than other photographers.

Her often large-format works are intended to give the viewer the feeling of being able to directly immerse themselves in the scene depicted.

Vera Lutter was honored with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2001. The foundation supports individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Two years later, she was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The foundation’s mission is to provide financial resources to independent artists.

Her work can be found in museums and public art collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Sources: • The artist’s website: https://veralutter.net/home.php

Lives and works in New York.

1985–1991 Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
1993–1995 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
2001 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Public Collections
 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA.
Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Harvard Art Museums, Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Kunsthaus, Zürich, SchweizSwitzerland.
Lenbachhaus, München Munich, Germany.Deutschland.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DeutschlandGermany.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Neue Galerie, New York, NY.
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DeutschlandGermany.
New York Public Library, New York, NY.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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