Local Artist in Residence
1629 18th Street #4, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Since the early 1970s, Lita Albuquerque (born 1946, Santa Monica, CA) has created an expansive body of work, ranging from ambitious site-specific ephemeral projects in the natural realm to sculpture commissions, poetry and multimedia performance. Often associated with the Light and Space movement, Albuquerque’s work develops a unique visual and conceptual vocabulary for placing the human body within the framework of the universal. She represented the United States at the Sixth International Cairo Biennale, where she was awarded the Biennale’s top prize. Albuquerque has also been the recipient of three NEA Art in Public Places awards, an NEA Individual Fellowship grant, a National Science Foundation Art Grant, MOCA’s 2013 Distinguished Women in the Arts award and in 2014 the A x S Award for her contribution to Art and Science. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Trust, the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA and MOCA, among others. Albuquerque continues her investigations into identity and the cosmos with upcoming ephemeral projects planned at Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy, the 2nd installment of her project Stellar Axis at the North Pole and at the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. She is represented in Los Angeles by Michael Kohn.