Lita Albuquerque


Lita Albuquerque
Emanation (from the Auric Field Series)
Pigment on panel and gold leaf on resin, 2017
18 x 18 inches
Courtesy of Peter Blake Gallery
Staff Pick


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“As in much of her work, Lita Albuquerque zooms right out and presents us with a meditation on our place in the universe. In addition to its many references to wholeness, infinity, and perfection, the circle in this composition glows mysteriously and emanates its own aura. Surrounded by Albuquerque’s signature blue, the perfectly-centered circle becomes a planet perhaps, and the viewer is transported to a vantage point that is on a scale much vaster than the one on which we usually experience time and space.”
— Marinta Skupin, Curator of Education

Lita Albuquerque has created an expansive body of work that ranges from painting, sculpture, poetry, and multi-media performances to large-scale ephemeral projects in sites around the globe. Active since the early 1970s, and often associated with the Light and Space and Land Art movements, she has developed a unique visual and conceptual vocabulary using astronomical images, the earth, the body, color, motion, and time to illuminate human identity and its relation to the universal. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant for her Stellar Axis: Antarctica project, which culminated in the first ephemeral artwork created on that continent. In 2014 her outdoor performance An Elongated Now was the centerpiece of Laguna Art Museumʼs Art & Nature festival, complementing the installation Particle Horizon inside the museum.

Selected collections
Laguna Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Selected exhibitions
Walking the Rim, Mt. Vesuvius, Emblema Museum, Naples, Italy, 2015
An Elongated Now, Laguna Art Museum, 2014
Spine of the Earth, Getty Museum Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, 2012

Also featured in Art Auction 2017:

Albuquerque, Lita_Sun + Moon Trajectories #4_150


>> Click here for Sun and Moon Trajectories #4