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Lia Lowenthal

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Untitled, 2010 archival inkjet print 23 x 17 inches
Untitled, 2010 archival inkjet print 20 x 27 inches
Untitled, 2010 archival inkjet print 11.5 x 10 inches
Untitled, 2010 archival inkjet print 34.5 x 38 inches
Untitled, 2010 archival inkjet print 15 x 15.5 inches
Artist's Statement

My work examines the role of simulation and models of perception through notions of materiality. Using varying degrees of pattern and abstraction to offset the perceived object, my work intends to replicate the experience of unfolding a false reality from within the physical world.

Combining a unique method of drawing, painting, collage, digital photography, and sculpture, my work focuses on objects within the urban and natural environment as material for investigation. Today, even industrial materials are simulated and often lose their material advantages or function altogether, widening the gap between the object and its referent. Furthermore, this lack of viability questions the necessity for the duplication at all. The simulation as a result becomes profoundly evident, entertaining, and futile.



Born 1984 in New York, NY. Lives and works in New York, NY.


2009 The Mountain School of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2006 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Fine Art, minor German studies


2010 Economic Models, Light & Wire Gallery,, based in Los Angeles, CA

2009 I Brush My Teeth With My Left Hand to Loosen Up, Workspace, Los Angeles, CA


2010 Apocalypse Later, residence of Emily Steinfeld, Los Angeles, CA
1,095: One Year's Worth of Other People's Plates, a project by Bari Ziperstein, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Rasta Dental, JMOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Ulli and Lucrecia’s Gruppeaustellung mit Party, 533, Los Angeles, CA
Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA