Bard Faculty

Lothar Osterburg

Artist in Residence

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Studio Arts

Academic Expertise: Studio Arts

Area of Specialization: Printmaking / Photographic Printmaking


Diploma with excellence, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany. Master printer in etching and photogravure. Recipient, Guggenheim Creative Arts Fellowship (2010); Academy Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). Artist in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy (1998 and 2011); MacDowell Colony (1996, 1997, 2002); Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (1999); Anderson Ranch Arts Center (1996). Numerous international solo and group exhibitions. Taught at Columbia University and Lacoste School of the Arts, France; teaches at the Cooper Union and regular workshops at colleges and arts organizations across the United States. At Bard since 1999.


  • Research Interests: Photogravure; other "alternative" photographic print techniques; print collaborations with artists
  • Teaching Interests: Printmaking (intaglio); combinations of printmaking, photo, digital media, book, and sculpture
  • Other Interests: Sculpture; film/video/animation; music


2010-11-13 — Exhibition
Woodstock Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY shows "Piranesi", photogravures and video by Lothar Osterburg. Through Dec 23rd 2010.

2010-05-19 — Award
Lothar Osterburg received one of 5 "Academy Awards in Art" by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as part of their Annual Invitational Exhibit in Visual Art.

2010-05-15 — Grant
Lothar Osterburg was awarded a research grant for "Learning the carbon printing process for the purpose of the making of gelatin pigment paper for photogravure" from Bard College.

2010-04-15 — Award
Lothar Osterburg was awarded a 2010 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2008-03-29 — Performance
"Piranesi" a stop motion animation with music by Elizabeth Brown was performed at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, March 28th and 29th. "Piranesi" is celebrating the artistic process in a tribute to the 18th century printmaker and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. A DVD of "Piranesi" is available:

2008 — Publication
DVD of "Piranesi" released. (see "performance on 3/29/08 for description)


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