Artist in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Studio Arts
Academic Expertise: Studio Arts
Area of Specialization: Printmaking / Photographic Printmaking
Biography:Lothar Osterburg is a master printer in etching and photogravure whose work is held in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Art Institute of Chicago, New York Public Library, and Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. He has collaborated with the artists Lee Friedlander, Sol Lewitt, Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Judy Pfaff, Joel-Peter Witkin, and Brice Marden, among others. Solo exhibitions include the Lesley Heller Gallery, New York; Moeller Fine Art, New York and Berlin; Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon; ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano), Lima, Peru; Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York; and Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York. Recent fellowships and awards include Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry, Ireland; Bogliasco Foundation, Liguria, Italy; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Osterburg previously taught printmaking at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Cooper Union, and the Lacoste School of the Arts in France, in association with Bard.
Diploma with excellence in printmaking and experimental film, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany. 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
Highlights: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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