Born in 1947 in Bronxville in New York State, Louise Lawler lives and works in Brooklyn. Since the 1970s, she has explored the economic and social dynamics that influence the trajectories of works of art, from the moment they leave the artist’s studio. Through the lens of her camera, Lawler appropriates works of art by others, exploring the theme of authorship. Her photographs are composed to draw the viewer’s attention to apparently insignificant details, and suggest new interpretations of the original artwork, which Lawler choses and redefines through her shots.
The Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris (2014), The Ludwig Museum in Cologne (2013), the Wexner Center in Ohio (2006), Dia Beacon in Beacon, New York (2005) and the Museum for Gugenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland (2004) have all held important exhibitions dedicated to Louise Lawler. Her work has been displayed at Palazzo Grassi, in the exhibitons “Sequence 1”(2007) and “Il mondo vi appartiene” (2011) and at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Accrochage”(2016).