Artist Profile

Lita Albuquerque

b. 1946

Since the early 1970s Lita Albuquerque has created an expansive body of work, ranging from sculpture, poetry, painting, and multi-media performance to ambitious site-specific ephemeral projects in remote locations around the globe. Often associated with the Light and Space and Land Art movements, she has developed a unique visual and conceptual vocabulary using the earth, color, the body, motion, and time to illuminate 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 and largest ephemeral artwork created on that continent. In 2014 her performance piece on Main Beach, An Elongated Now, played a central part in Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature festival, complementing the installation Particle Horizon inside the museum.



Works in Our Collection

Lita Albuquerque
Solar Eclipse
Lithograph, artist’s proof, 1989
27 ½ x 60 inches
Gift of the Asbury Family

Lita Albuquerque
Onyx, slate, and pigment on granite, 2013
18 x 8 x 10 inches
Museum Purchase