Born in Northport, New York

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



UCLA, School of Art, MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, 2005

Brown University, Providence, RI. BA, Visual Art and Modern Culture and Media, 2000

Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, visiting artist, 1999




Shana Lutker: Scenes from Chapter Four, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA.

Obsession Dada: Shana Lutker, «The Nose, the Cane, the Broken Left Arm II», Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland.



Shana Lutker: Le “NEW” Monocle, Chapters 1 – 3, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Paul, the Peacock, the Raven, and the Dove, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

The Raven, The Dove, Paul, and the Peacocks, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

Project Gallery: Shana Lutker: Again Against, A Foot, A Back, A Wall, Perez Art Museum Miami,  Miami, FL.



Monuments, Frieze Frame project with Barbara Seiler Galerie, Frieze New York.



The Nose, The Cane, The Broken Left Arm, Performa 13 Comission, 80 St. Marks Theater, New York, NY.

The Bearded Gas, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.

The Blowing Nose, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.



New Research Concerning the Fistfights of the Surrealists, The Center for Ongoing Research and Projects, Columbus OH. Publication.



A. G. L. & X., Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

Make Knot Meddle, New Positions, Wetterling Gallery, Art Cologne, Germany.



H. Y. S. T. et al., Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.

Hear It Here, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico.

Reading Seating, Works Sited, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.



Forever Will a Blockhead Be, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Catalogue.



Books, 2005-2008, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL.

The Commiffioners, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.

Combined Faulty Acts, Artists’ Space, New York, NY. Catalogue.



CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA.

The Future of an Illusion, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine.


Excerpts, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Catalogue.




PDF-OBJECTS, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL.



F.B.I., Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA. The Museum of the Unwanted, Kunstmuseum Olten, Switzerland. Curated by Clare Goodwin.

Passing Leap, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY.



Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Catalogue.

The Outlanders, The Pit, Glendale, CA. Catalogue.

Pier 54 Exhibition, 120 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY. Curated by Cecilia Alemani and the Highline

 Unsparing Quality, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Bachelor Machines, ROOM EAST, New York, NY.



The House that Jack Built, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

 Subject, Answer, Counter-point, Disjecta, Portland, OR. Catalogue.

The Unicorn, Transformer Station, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Catalogue.

The Stand In (or a glass of milk), Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue.

Manifest Destiny, Public art project with Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Jacksonville, FL.

 A Round World Distorts a Flat Map, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Emmy Moore’s Journal, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland.

Works Sited, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY.

Double Life, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY. Catalogue.

Cats & Dogs, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.



Reflections on Form, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

Things, Words, and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia. Catalogue.

Perros Negros presents Perros Negros, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland.

A Brand New Baby Carriage Standing There on the Porch, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Barter Show, LAND, West Hollywood, CA.

Eagle Rock Rock and Eagle Shop, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue.

economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Az.

Ball of Artists, Greystone Mansion, part of Pacific Standard Time Festival, Beverly Hills, CA.



The Trap Door, Two-person exhibition with Jedediah Caesar, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA.

 Two Schools of Cool, Collaboration with John Baldessari, Orange County Museum of Art, CA. Catalogue.

Greater LA, New York, NY.

Suelto, La Central, Bogatá, Columbia.



Lovingly, Rose Peebles, Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA. Catalogue.

Session_12_Words, Am Nuden Da at Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark.

Ruins (Los Angeles), LA><ART Billboard, Los Angeles, CA.

A Torrent of Words, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.

Territories, Left of Center, Luckman Fine Art Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles, CA.

Point to one end, which is always present, Small A projects, New York, NY.



Performa 09, X Initiative, New York, NY.

Words, Am Nuden Da, London, England.

An Object Tossed from One Country to Another, Block Party, Highland Park, CA.

In Bed Together, Royal T, Los Angeles, CA.

Veronica, Pitzer Art Gallery, Claremont, CA. Catalogue.

In Love with the Night, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

On the Pleasure of Hating, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY.

Bitch is the New Black, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA.

Broken English, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

Extra, Extra, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA.

This is Killing Me, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA.

The May Show, Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

Put On, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.



California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, CA. Offsite performances at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and the LAB, Costa Mesa.

Shana Lutker, Anna Sew Hoy, Brenna Youngblood, University Art Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA.

Delusionarium 4, David Salow Gallery and Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles.

This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL.

The 30th Anniversary: Part III, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Catalogue.

The Whole World is Watching, Glendale College Gallery, Glendale, CA. Curated by Irene Tsatsos.

November Again, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY.

The Silence of Infinite Space, Glendale College Gallery, Glendale, CA. Curated by Aram Moshayedi.

3 Rooms: Shana Lutker, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, David Kennedy Cutler, D’Amelio Terras, NY.



Art Perform, Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by Jens Hoffman.

You Are Here, Glassell School of Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX.

Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Jens Hoffman. Catalogue.

Abstraction, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal. Curated by Jens Hoffman. Catalogue.

The Pyramid Show, Monte Vista, Los Angeles, CA.

Reality Disorder, Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

88:88, The Project, New York, NY.

Big Secret Cache, Angstrom, Los Angeles, CA.



2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, CA. Catalogue.

November, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Jeffrey Uslip.

People for a Better Tomorrow, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, CA. Curated by Meg Cranston.

Re-make/Re-Model, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY. Online Exhibition at www.remakeremodel.net

And Therefore I Am, Tang Museum, Skidmore, Saratoga, NY.



Happenstance, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York. Curated by Lauri Firstenberg.

Champion Fine Art 2003-2005, Art 2102, Los Angeles.

Public Sculpture for Benevento Citta Spettacolo, Italy, Theater Festival. September 2005. Catalogue.

Erzähl mal was, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagan, Germany.

Supersonic 2, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.

The Paths of Moons and Planets, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Dawn Kasper.



Faith, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Matt Johnson. Catalogue.

Delusionarium I, Legacy Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA. Catalogue.

Art and Propaganda, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ.



Record, Art 2102, Los Angeles, CA. Screening curated by Sharon Hayes.

The Stage, Stray Show 2003, Chicago, IL. Installation project with Matthew Rich.

Instant Installations, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA.





Campbell, Andrianna, “Shana Lutker,” Art in America, April.

Goukassian, Elena, “From Michelangelo to Marden, Seven Fierce Fistfights from Art History,”
hyperallergic.com. January 15.

Losh, Jason Bailer, “Shana Lutker,” Seeingisforgetting.com, June 2.

Spivack, Emily, “One Artist’s Fascination with A Giant Old Clamp,” T, The New York Times Style Magazine, Feb 3.



“Artforum: 500 Words,” as told to Marcus Civin, artforum.com, http://www.artforum.com/words/id=55755, October 27.

Wagley, Catherine, “A 2,400-Mile Art Exhibit is About to Hit L.A.,” LA Weekly, March 5.

Cheng, Scarlet, “Cross-continent highway billboard project is Manifest Destiny,” Los Angeles Times, April 4.                                                          

Nawi, Diana, “Shana Lutker,” Exhibition pamphlet, Pérez Art Museum Miami, May

Wu, Su, “A Two-Year, 100-Billboard Celebration of Going West,” The New York Times Style Magazine (web), June 23.                                                           

Sawyer, Drew, “Yuta Nakajima and Madeline Warren on Passing Leap at Hauser & Wirth,” Document Journal (web), July

Heddaya, Mostafa, “Shows that Matter: Shana Lutker at the Pérez Art Museum Miami,” Blouin ArtInfo (online), Sept 8.                                                                    

Osborne-Bartucca, Kristen, “Shana Lutker,” Artillery, September-October.

Yoshitake, Mika, “Shana Lutker,” Exhibition pamphlet, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Oct 28.



Steinhauer, Jillian, “Westward Exhibition: Billboard Art Unfolds Across America,” Hyperallergic, June 20 (web).

Vogel, Carol, “State of Our Art, According to Whitney,” The New York Times, February 28 (web).

Schnadt, Sara, “Artists on the Whitney Biennial”, KCET Art Bound, May 8 (web).

Kinsella, Ellen, “LAXART Moves to Hollywood,” artnet, September 12.

Vankin, Deborah, “LAXART plans Hollywood gallery, citywide project called the Occasional,” Los Angeles Times, September 10.

Cascone, Sarah, “High Line Restaging 1971 Willoughby Sharp Show on Pier 54,” artnet, June 19.

Russeth, Andrew, “Pier Pressure: High Line Art Resurrects Classic Willoughby Sharp Waterfront Show,” GalleristNY

Farago, Jason, “Frieze art fair New York review copious consumption and crack pie,” The Guardian, May 9.

Wu, Su, “Art Matters | At Frieze New York, Mixing Pleasure with Business,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, May

Molesworth, Helen, “Review: Whitney Biennial 2014,” Artforum, May

Zimmer, Lori, “Expansion West: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project,” Mutual Art, April 2.

Hutt, John, “A Gay Ol Tour of the 2014 Whitney Biennial,” Out Magazine, March 14.



Heddaya, Mostafa, “Surrealism’s Fistfights and Adversarial Culture,” Hyperallergic, November 25.

Gopnik, Blake, “A Performance Like a Punch in the Face,” The Daily Beast, November 20.

Sutton, Benjamin, “Performa 13: Shana Lutker Restages Dada’s Last Stand,” Artinfo, November 20.

Zhong, Fan, “7 Strange Spectacles at Performa 2013,” W Magazine online, November 14.

Matorin, David, “Performa 13 Aims to Turn All of New York Into a Stage,” November 4.

Indrisek, Scott, “Performa 13: What Not To Miss,” BlackBook, November 1.

Momin, Shamim, “(Artist) Lunchtime Poll: Shana Lutker,” Artsy, October 18.

Jovanovic, Rozalia, “Ten Must-Sees at This Year’s Performa,” ArtInfo, October 9.



Leong, Stephanie, “California Girls,” Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara,

Bellman, Erica, “On View: Art Comes to the Interstate,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, September 24.

Durbin, Roger, “Cleveland Museum of Art hosts first exhibit at new Transformer Station,” Akron.com, September 19.

Thuring, Reto, “Shana Lutker,” exhibition essay, The Unicorn at The Transformer Station, September

Frank, Peter, “Haiku Reviews: From Alfred Hitchcock To Asian Fairy Tales,” Huffington Post, July 9.

Ong, Amanda, “The Blowing Nose by Shana Lutker,” Frame Web, June 21.

Wagley, Catherine, “Five Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Fighting Surrealists,” LA Weekly, May 1.                                                                

Chappa, Kristen, “Double Life,” In Practice, Exhibition Catalogue, Sculpture Center, February



Woods, Melissa Vogley, “The Center For Ongoing Research and Projects: An Interview with Ryland  Wharton,” Temporary Art Review, December 27.

Friedman, Julia, “Economy of Means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture,” Critic’s Picks, Artforum.com, March

Griffin, Jonathan, “Transcript (Verbatim Ad Nauseam),” Exhibition Catalogue from “Things, Words, and Consequences,” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, pp 5-8.



Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Hoarders: Art Gallery Edition,” LA Weekly, December 1.

Latimer, Quinn, “Shana Lutker, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich,” Frieze, September, p107.

Gritti, Félice, “Et bliev nix wie et wor,” Artnet Magazin, artnet.de, April 11.

Bancroft, Sarah, “Two Schools of Cool,” Exhibition Catalogue, Fellows Of Contemporary Art, DelMonico Books

Lewallen, Constance, “Shana Lutker and John Baldessari,” essay in Exhibition Catalogue from  “Two Schools of Cool,” Orange County Museum of Art, Prestel, pp 44-5



Holte, Michael Ned, “Top Ten,” ArtForum, December

West, Kevin, “SoCal Cool,” W Magazine, August

Tuck, Geoff, “Notes on Looking, July 1, 2010,” Notes On Looking, July 1.

Wu, Cassie, “Shana Lutker,” Artforum.com Critics’ Pick, June

Williams-Ng, Stacey, “Review: A Torrent of Words,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 1.



Uchill, Rebecca, “This is Killing Me,” Art Papers, November/December

Firstenberg, Lauri, “The Talented Ms. Lutker,” LA Confidential, September

Myers, Holly, “Around the Galleries: Attitude and talent to spare,” Los Angeles Times, August 21.

Smee, Sebastian, “Unflattering Reflection,” The Boston Globe, August 1.

AJ, “The Feminine Artistique,” Angeleno Magazine, August

Kley, Elisabeth, “On the Pleasure of Hatred,” artnet.com, June

Ramani, Donato, “Creating amid Passion and Fears,” L’Uomo Vogue, May/June.

Ross, David, “The Party’s Over,” Flyp, Flypmedia.com, March 13.

Born, Katheryn, “This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 201, January 1.

Ennis, Ciara, “Veronica,” Exhibition Catalogue, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

Haeg, Fritz, The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive, Evil Twin Books, New York

Grabner, Michelle and Brad Killam, Forrest Nash, Jason Pickleman, “Shana Lutker,”Can I Come Over To Your House?, The Suburban, pp. 1050-1057 

Moshayedi, Aram with Shana Lutker, “Forever Will A Blockhead Be,” Exhibition Catalogue, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

Nawi, Diana, “This is Killing Me,” Exhibition Brochure, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA

Tsatsos, Irene, “Shana Lutker” in Common Threads, Shared Spaces: Five Years of Fellowships for Visual Artists from the California Community Foundation, 2004-2008, pp. 78-79 

Younger than Jesus/Artist Directory, The New Museum, New York, NY, Phaidon Press. Nov 6.

Wahlquist, Grant, “O.C. Art Attack!,” Riviera, November

“Designed by Shana Lutker,” Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, October 31.

Woodard, Joe, “Hear, Hear: Shana Lutker arrives in two capacities this month,” Santa Barbara News Press, October 31 

Olive, Ashley, “Shana Lutker at CAF’s Forum Lounge,” Santa Barbara Independent, October 30.

Mizota, Sharon, “Eureka Moments,” Los Angeles Times, October 19.

“OCMA Hits the Road, Jack!,” Riviera, October

Schwyzer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Now,” Santa Barbara Independent, September 25.

Martin, Victoria, “Shana Lutker at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,” Artweek, September

Foss, Paul, “Shana Lutker,” ArtUS, September

Frank, Peter, “The Radiant Mind, The Body Politic: Lee Mullican, Shana Lutker and Olga Koumoundouros,” LA Weekly, June 4

Taft, Catherine, “Catherine Taft’s Round-Up of the Best Shows in LA,” Saatchi Online, May 27.

Velasco, David, “West Side Story,” Artforum.com, January 31.

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Shana Lutker in conversation with Lauri Firstenberg,” Exhibition catalogue “2008 California Biennial,” Orange County Museum of Art, pp 146-147

Uslip, Jeffery, “Shana Lutker: Combined Faculty Acts,” Exhibition Catalogue, Artists Space, NY.

Hoffman, Jens, “Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Art,” Exhibition catalogue, “Passengers 1.4,” published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2007

Diaz, Karla, “A Tour of San Francisco and Oakland,” FlashArt Online, October

Beil, Kim, “California Biennial at OCMA,” in ArtWeek, Vol 38, February

Carson, Juli, “Shana Lutker’s The Future of an Illusion,” Exhibition pamphlet, Room Gallery, UC Irvine, January

Ritter, Ben, “Shana Lutker’s Bizarre Illusion”, New University, Vol 40, January 16.

Wulffson, Jennifer, “California Biennial, 2006,” Latinart.com, January



Cotter, Holland, “November” in Art Review, The New York Times, December 22.

Armstrong, Elizabeth, “California Above All,” Art Review, May

Berwick, Carly, “Happenstance,” in ArtNews, April

Pollack, Barbara, “Happenstance,” Time Out New York, Issue 536, January 5.

Holte, Michael Ned, “Shana Lutker,” Exhibition catalogue, 2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, pp. 104-107

Myers, Julian, “I want to tell you Everything,” in Excerpts, exhbition catalogue, Wetterling Gallery,  Stockholm 



Cotter, Holland, “Happenstance,” in “Art in Review,” The New York Times, December 30.




“A to B to E to F to G to M to N: A conversation wtih Augustine, André Breton, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Gradiva, Me, and Nadja,” Whitney Biennial 2014, catalogue, pp 369-372.

“Have you ever slapped a dead person?” Cadavere Quotidiano, published by Project X Projects, pp 96-103.



New Research concerning the Fistfights of the Surrealists, 16-page newspaper published by the Center for Ongoing  Research & Projects, Columbus, Ohio.

“Some Fistfights of the Surrealists,” MATERIAL, no 3, pp. 51-59.

“Kate Costello: Set Ups,” X-TRA, Volume 15, no. 1, p. 37.
2010      “Transitional Objects,” Lovingly, Rose Peebles, broadsheet published by Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA.

“Index: Studio, 2003-2006,” The Studio Reader, edited by Michelle Grabner and Mary Jane Jacob, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

“Eileen Cowin: Simply Because You’re Near Me,” Publihed brochure essay on the occasion of Cowin’s exhibition at Pasadena Community College Gallery, March 2009.

“Artists Are Not,” thehighlights.com, February issue.



“Confusion, Collateral, and Pain,” X-TRA, Winter 2007-8, Vol. 10.2. With Kris Paulsen.



“Notes on Display, Exhibition, and Awe,” X-TRA, Winter 2006, Vol 9.1

“Every Garden a Munition Plant,” X-TRA, Summer 2006, Vol. 8.4. 2005

“Ghosts of the Public,” X-TRA, Fall 2005, Vol 8.1, pp 48-52.



Sourcebook of American Chatter: Issue One (Fragments), contributor.



“Out with the Artist: The poet, the American, and the monster,” The 2003 Wight Biennial Catalogue, published on the occasion of the 2003 Wight Biennial, UCLA, p54-61.



“Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay,” New Art Examiner, Jan/Feb 2002, Vol. 29 no. 3, p. 67.



Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, October – December 2014

Artist in Residence, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. September 2013 – February 2014.

Artist in Residence, Cité des Art Internationales, Paris, France, June 2012.

Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, February 2012.

Artist in Residence, Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, Switzerland. May 2011.

Artist in Residence, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2010.

California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2008.

Durfee Artist Completion Grant, 2006.

Elaine Krown Klein Award, 2004-5.

Hoyt Fellowship, 2004.

Art Council Award, 2004-5.

Orselli Fellowship, 2003.

Clifton Webb Art Award, 2003.


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Contact Shana Lutker via email at sl @ shanalutker.com. For work inquiries, please contact Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, or Barbara Seiler Galerie in Zürich.

February 15, 2018

REVIEW: Artforum on “a.k.a. Public Opinion” in February 2018 issue

Suzanne Hudson, “Shana Lutker,” in Artforum, February 2018. In print!  Click on image for readable view.

November 12, 2017

Solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter, opens November 18

SHANA LUTKER “a.k.a. Public Opinion” November 18, 2017 – January 6, 2017 Reception: Saturday, November 18, 5 – 7 pm Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects 6006 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Los Angeles based artist Shana Lutker and the fifth chapter […]

July 9, 2017

Summer Project at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

July 15 – August 19, 2017 Opening reception: Saturday, July 15th, 5 – 7pm Corbett vs. Dempsey 1120 N. Ashland Avenue 3rd Floor Chicago, Illinois 60622

April 28, 2017

99 Cents or Less at MOCADetroit, Opens May 19

A major group exhibition of ninety nine artists based in the United States, 99 Cents or Less addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy–the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the history of the United States. Four years after a federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy-exit plan the city’s financial present and future are still […]

April 28, 2017

Listening Party 25: Jack Black, Tanya Haden, Shana Lutker

Sunday April 23, 2017 Jack Black, Tanya Haden, Shana Lutker Hosted by George and Judy Penner in their beautiful mid-century modern Pasadena home Read more about the presenting artists here: http://sassas.org/event/lp25   Join SASSAS for our ongoing Listening Party series where well-known and emerging artists, musicians, and writers share their favorite sounds and music in […]

November 13, 2016

The Average Mysterious at Hauser & Wirth LA

THE AVERAGE MYSTERIOUS AND THE SHIRT OFF ITS BACK – A PERFORMANCE BY SHANA LUTKER WED 7 DEC, 2016 7 PM  at  Hauser Wirth & Schimmel 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013 • Tickets, $10 The Average Mysterious and the Shirt Off Its Back weaves together a Surrealist play and film with news reports […]

September 30, 2016

REVIEW: Catherine Wagley on The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse

ARTNEWS WHO THREW THE FIRST PUNCH?: SHANA LUTKER STAGES A SURREALIST FIGHT IN LOS ANGELES By Catherine G. Wagley LINK TO ONLINE ARTICLE>> Late on the evening of July 2, 1925, police cordoned off the Closerie des Lilas, a Paris café, after an intellectual altercation. At a dinner in honor of Symbolist poet Saint-Pol-Roux, young Surrealists […]

April 7, 2016

REVIEW: Andrianna Campbell on Le ‘NEW’ Monocle at the Hirshhorn in Art in America

Art in America Le ‘NEW’ Monocle at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden By Andrianna Campbell April 07, 2016 Since 2011, Shana Lutker has been researching the history of Surrealist fistfights, which often resulted from Andre Breton’s fractious relationships with other members of his splintering movement. For each fight she devises an installation with physical […]

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August 4, 2016

INTERVIEW: Seeing is forgetting: With Jason Bailer Losh

Seeing is Forgetting: With Jason Bailer Losh 005 LA-Based Artist Shana Lutker Shana Lutker discusses her body of work called The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists, performance work, writing, and her role as Executive Director of Project X for X-TRA contemporary art journal. Listen here.

August 4, 2016

The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse

SHANA LUTKER The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse A performance and dinner Two nights only: Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2016 TAIX 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 8pm seating for dinner and show All tickets include dinner, drink, and performance General Riff-Raff Ticket: $30 Tickets include four-course dinner, glass of wine, […]

June 20, 2016

Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center

Shana Lutker | Scenes from Chapter Four Artist Lab Residency June 20 – September 9, 2016   Los Angeles-based artist Shana Lutker presents Scenes from Chapter Four, the latest entry in her ongoing series of research-based artworks derived from the history of Surrealist fistfights, in the Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center. Over the […]

February 3, 2016

INTERVIEW: One Artist’s Fascination With a Giant Old Clamp, NY Times Style Magazine

New York Times Style Magazine One Artist’s Fascination With a Giant Old Clamp Told by Emily Spivack In this series for T, the writer and author of “Worn Stories,” Emily Spivack, interviews creative types about their most prized possessions. In the Los Angeles-based artist Shana Lutker’s work, objects placed in proximity to one another — […]

January 7, 2016

Meet the Artist at the Hirshhorn Museum

Shana Lutker: Meet the Artist Hirschhorn Museum Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium Deeply engaged with the history and strategies of Surrealism, Shana Lutker explores the avant-garde milieu of Paris in the 1920s, a place and time in which radical artistic ideas occasionally met with physical violence and artists sometimes attacked one […]

October 27, 2015

Artforum 500 Words

Artforum 500 Words October 27, 2015 Shana Lutker Pérez Art Museum Miami As told to Marcus Civin Los Angeles–based artist and 2014 Smithsonian artist research fellow Shana Lutker here speaks about “Le ‘NEW’ Monocle: Chapters 1–3,” her exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, which runs from October 29, 2015, to […]

September 8, 2015

REVIEW: Shows That Matter, ARTINFO

Blouin ARTINFO September 8, 2015 Shows that Matter: Shana Lutker at  Pérez Art Museum Miami By Mostafa Heddaya What: Shana Lutker’s “Again Against, A Foot, A Back, A Wall” Where: The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) When: Through September 27 Why it Matters: For the famously belligerent Surrealists, “the fistfight was a mode of artistic expression, […]

May 7, 2015

Diana Nawi on Again Against, A Back, A Foot, A Wall, PAMM

Project Gallery: Shana Lutker Again Against, A Back, A Foot, A Wall Perez Art Museum Miami May 7 – September 13, 2015 Diana Nawi’s accompanying text for Again Against, A Back, A Foot, A Wall at Perez Art Museum Miami. To view the PDF in full click here. Since 2012, Shana Lutker’s practice has found focus in Surrealism, […]

January 15, 2015

From Michelangelo to Marden, Seven Fierce Fistfights from Art History by Elena Goukassian, Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic  From Michelangelo to Marden, Seven Fierce Fistfights from Art History by Elena Goukassian WASHINGTON, DC — In her ongoing series Le “NEW” Monocle, artist Shana Lutkertakes a few famous fistfights instigated by Surrealists in Paris in the 1920s and, after many hours of research, creates stage sets and performances based on their circumstances and […]

May 12, 2014

On the Road: Chapter 2

Onwards and Upwards: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Read here.

May 7, 2014

Contemporary Art Daily, Whitney Biennial 2014

Contemporary Art Daily Whitney Biennial 2014 Artists: Alma Allen, Darren Bader, Gretchen Bender, Stephen Berens, Dawoud Bey, Jennifer Bornstein, Sarah Charlesworth, Critical Practices Inc, Matthew Delege, David Diao, Paul Druecke, Rochelle Feinstein, Louise Fishman, Victoria Fu; Gaylen Gerber with Sherrie Levine, David Hammons, and Trevor Shimizu; Jeff Gibson, Karl Haendel, Philip Hanson, Jonn Herschend, Sheila Hicks, […]

May 6, 2014

REVIEW: Frieze Frame with Barbara Seiler Galerie

Frieze NY, Frieze Frame with Barbara Seiler Galerie May 6 – 12, 2014 Press: The Guardian Sotheby’s T Magazine Blog  

May 1, 2014

Whitney Biennial 2014

Whitney Biennial 2014 SHANA LUTKER BORN 1978 IN NORTHPORT, NY LIVES AND WORKS IN LOS ANGELES, CA The sculptures and set that form Shana Lutker’s 2014 Biennial tableau are based the artist’s research into a riotous fight that broke out during the 1926 premiere of Romeo and Juliet, a ballet produced by the famous Ballets […]

February 27, 2014

On the Road: Chapter 1

Onwards and Upwards: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Read here.

February 27, 2014

State of Our Art, According to Whitney, NY Times

State to Our Art, According to Whitney A Guide to 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial By Carol Vogel Read here.

November 23, 2013

Surrealism’s Fistfights and Adversarial Culture, Hyperallergic

HYPERALLERGIC November 23, 2013 Surrealism’s Fistfights and Adversarial Culture  By Mostafa Heddaya An evening Dada revue organized by Tristan Tzara, July 6, 1923’s Soirée du Coeur à Barbe (Night of the Bearded Heart) was the site of an infamous altercation between Tzara’s associates and Surrealist don André Breton at the Théâtre Michel in Paris. Intended as a re-staging of Tristan Tzara’s 1921 […]

November 20, 2013

Performa 13: Shana Lutker Restages Dada’s Last Stand, ARTINFO

ARTINFO November 20, 2013 Performa 13: Shana Lutker Restages Dada’s Last Stand By Benjamin Sutton“You can pick your nose, and you can pick our friends, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose,” Shana Lutker (pictured) said while introducing her Performa 13 commission “The Nose, The Cane, The Broken Left Arm” at its premiere Tuesday night at Theatre 80, signing off before […]

September 24, 2013

Art Comes to the Interstate, NY Times Style Magazine

NY Times Style Magazine September 24, 2013 Art Comes to the Interstate By Erica Bellman This month, the cross-country art exhibition “The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project” starts with the artist Shana Lutker’s ethereal cloudscapes on billboards posted on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville, Fla. The installation, which was curated by Zoe Crosherand Shamim M. Momin, will eventually include […]

September 7, 2013

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

Multiple Artists The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Interstate 10 Freeway Fall 2013 – Spring 2015 The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project was a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that unfolded along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through June 2015. Using 100 billboards total, 10 artists created “chapters” along I-10, each a unique interpretive link […]

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