Lee Lozano

Lee Lozano
No title, 1963 - 1964
Graphite and crayon on paper
69.5 x 84.5 x 2.5 cm
Lee Lozano
No title, 1963 - 1964
Graphite and crayon on paper
69.5 x 84.5 x 2.5 cm

Lee Lozano (born New Jersey, 1930, died Dallas, 1999) is perhaps most famous for her dedication to conceptual art and latterly her tool drawings, which are radical in both subject matter and execution. A deliberately absent figure from the New York arts scene, Lozano is nonetheless heralded as a pivotal figure in the development of performance in the late 60s and 70s. Lozano’s tool drawings act as bold and confrontational critiques of male hegemony, and their powerful phallic presence - hammers, screws and valves regularly feature - are both witty and psychologically sinister at the same time.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Renia Sofia, Madrid: ‘Lee Lozano’

Moderna Musett, Stockholm: ‘Lee Lozano. Retrospective’

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: 'WACK'

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: 'Afterimage: Drawing Through Process'

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: ‘Works’

Further Reading

All are available at the gallery for reference.
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Lee Lozano. Dropout Piece, London 2014.
Iris Müller-Westermann eds., Lee Lozano, exh. cat., Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2010.
Lee Lozano, Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967-70, New York 2009.
Barry Rosen, Jaap van Liere and Gioia Timpanelli, Lee Lozano Drawings, Yale University Press, 2006.
Wien Kunsthalle, Sabine Folie and Gerald Matt eds., Lee Lozano. Seek the extremes… exh. cat., Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2006.
James Rondeau ed., Lee Lozano/MATRIX 135, exh. cat., The Wadsworth Atheneum, 1998.
Ben Kinmont ed., Project Series: Lee Lozano, New York, 1998.
Gilbert F. Carpenter, Eric Lawing and K.T. Mullins, Lee Lozano: the Sixties, exh. cat., Weatherspoon Art Gallery, 1988.

Martin Herbert, “Maximum Withdrawal,” Mousse, February 2015.
Julian Myers-Szupinska, “Artists and Workers,” Mousse, October 2013.
Sophie Cras, “Art as Investment and Artistic Shareholding Experiments in the 1960s,” American Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum Magazine), Spring 2013.
Carmen Winant, “Materializing “Six Years”,” Frieze, March 2013.
Barbara Pollack, “Lee Lozano”, ARTnews, March 2011.
Nancy Princenthal, “Lee Lozano,” Art in America, March 2011.
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, “Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967-70,” Art Journal, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2010.
Ariella Budick, “Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, Jewish Museum, New York,” Financial Times, October 2010.
Catherine Morris, “No woman, no why,” Time Out, 26 February 2004.
Helen Molesworth, “Tune in, Torn on, drop out: the rejection of Lee Lozano,” Art Journal, Winter 2002.

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
MOAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Moderna Museet i Stockholm.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.