Vera Lutter

Battersea Power Station, XXI: July 27, 2004, Unique gelatin silver print, 2010, Courtesy Gagosian Galler

Artist Biography

After earning a degree in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1991, Vera Lutter moved to New York City to enroll in the Photography and Related Media program at the School of Visual Arts, receiving her MFA in 1995. While she has gained international recognition, Lutter remains in New York and features the City as a reoccurring subject in her work. The artist employs the camera obscura to create unique images of industrial and architectural sites around the world, such as shipyards, airports, and abandoned factories. Most recently, the artist has produced two digital projects that focus on light and sound to articulate time’s passing.

Lutter’s work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions, and her photographs are included in the permanent collections at recognized institutions, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Dia: Beacon, Dia: Chelsea, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lutter is represented by Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Max Hetzler and Galerie Xippas.

Her work has appeared in many periodicals, including Art Forum, ARTNews, Art in America, BOMB, and The New York Times, and in books, including 100 Contemporary Artists (Taschen), The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson), and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon). Lutter has received several awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2002) and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2001).