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Resume:
 
1959
Born in Zürich, Switzerland
1976
College in Zürich (Kantonales Lehrerseminar)
1984
MFA, Masters Of Fine Arts / Photography, San Francisco Art Institute
 
Individual exhibitions:
 
2017
A Road Home, Euqinom Projects, San Francisco
2013
Landfall, TH13 Bern, Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès
 
Gull Juju, Swiss Foundation for Photography, Fotozentrum Winterthur
2011
Swarm, semina rerum, Zürich, Switzerland
 
Waters in Between, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California
2009
Waters In Between, semina rerum, Zürich, Switzerland
2008
Ghostpile, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University
2006
Landfall, Contemporary Arts Forum, Alexandria, Egypt
2005
Cluster, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
 
Fotographien: Lukas Felzmann, Schloss Bonndorf, Germany
2004
Lukas Felzmann: LANDFALL, Swiss Foundation for Photography
 
Fotozentrum Winterthur, (Retrospective with Monograph)
 
The Farallon Islands Project, Mills College Art Museum , Oakland
 
FELZMANN, Photograpien, Hutter & Wirth Gallerie, Basel
2000
Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, McKesson Building, S.F.
1997
River’s Edge,Photographs and Sculptures, Hosfelt Gallery, S.F.
 
A New Biennial, Festival International de Arte Ciudad de Medellin
1995
Cultura y Naturaleza, Sensores de Vida, Museo de Antioquia, Columbia
 
Counterspace, Special Project Space, Haines Gallery S.F.
1992
Muse and Restraint, Installation at the Friends of Photography S.F.
 
Fragments of Flight, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco
 
The Silent Flight, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
1991
Room for Endangered Species, Headlands Center for the Arts, S.F.
 
Library, Headlands Center for the Arts
1990
Sculptures and Photographs, Installation at Southern Exposure Gallery, S.F.
1989
Fall and Desire, Installation at XS Gallery, Nevada
1986
Songs of Land and Skin, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
1985
Lukas Felzmann, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
 
Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, University of Nevada, Reno
1983
New Work, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
1982
Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, Stillights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
 
Permanent Public Art Installations:
 
Swarm: California Supreme Court, 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco CA 94102
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions:
 
2017
Phenomenon, Bolinas Museum of Art
2016
The Hour of Land, Euqinom Projects, San Francisco
2015
Art to Zoo, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
 
Dancing Light, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014
Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
2012
Into the Wild, DiRosa Foundation, California
2011
Confrontations, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
 
Schweizer Fotobücher 1927 bis heute, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur
2010
An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Camerawork
 
Kammermusik: Eine temporäre Kunst- und Wunderkammer, Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel
2009
From Their Studios, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University
2006
Book, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2004
être, United Nations, Geneva
 
Images Du Monde: Une Histoire De LaCartographie, Musée Historique de Lausanne
2003
PAPER, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2002
Night Skies & Imaginary Coordinates, Palo Alto Art Center, CA
2001
Not Landscape: Fragments and Metaphors, San Francisco Camerawork
 
DepictingAbsence/Implying Presence, SanJose Institute of Contemporary Art
1999
Inaugural Show, Cantor Art Center, Stanford Museum of Art
1998
Picturing Modernity, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
 
perFORMactive ACTS, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
 
Give and Take, San Francisco Arts and Education Project
1997
Made in Switzerland, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
1996
50 Years Photography at SFAI, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, S.F.
 
Inaugural Show, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
1995
Fragile Landscapes, Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
1994
Fragments of Flight, Bedford Art Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, CA
1993
Miniatures, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco
1992
Chainreaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
1991
Photoworks 91, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
 
traveling to Beyerd Museum, Breda, Netherlands (catalogue)
 
Image/Object/Place , Photographic Installations, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oliver Art Center, (catalogue)
1990
Camera Obscured, Rincon Hill Spectrum Gallery, S.F.
 
Circus, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
1989
Beyond the Frame, 9 Photo Installations, Richmond Art Center
 
Objects of my Affection, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
 
Visitenkarte, Works from the Collection, Stiftung für die Photographie, Kunsthaus Zürich
1988
8 Photographers, 55 Mercer, New York
 
Federal Grant Finalists, Kornhaus Bern, Switzerland
 
El Dia De Los Muertos, Mission Cultural Center, S.F.
1986
Recent Acquisitions, Stiftung für die Photographie, Kunsthaus Zürich
 
Artists Against Apartheid, Galleria de la Rasa, S.F.
1985
Masters 85, Pier 1, Fort Mason Center, S.F.
1984
Group Show, San Francisco Camerawork
 
Five Photographers, New Work, Frog Prince Gallery, S.F
 
Grants / Awards:
 
2015
Springcreek Foundation Grant
2012
Best International Photography Book of the Year, PhotoEspana, first price for “Swarm”
 
50Covers / 50Books, Design Award for “Swarm”, Design Observer, Connecticut USA
2009
International Photobook Award, Kassel, Germany, for “Waters in Between”
2008
Federal Department of the Interior Grant, Office for Culture, Switzerland
 
(Werkbeitrag, Bundesamt für Kultur)
2003
The Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, New York
2002
Federal Department of the Interior Grant, Office for Culture, Switzerland
 
(Werkbeitrag, Bundesamt für Kultur)
1994
National Endowment for the Arts, National Fellowship in Photography, USA
1993
National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF Regional Fellowship in Photography, USA
1992
Ferguson Grant, The Friends of Photography
1991
Headlands Center for the Arts, Residency and Work Grant
1988
Eidgenössisches Stipendium für angewandte Kunst 1988
 
(Federal Grant for Applied Arts, Switzerland)
 
Teaching:
 
1993-present
Lecturer of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
2003-2004
Graduate Adviser, Mills College
1991-2003
Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute,
1992-2001
Lecturer, Photography/Core, California College of the Arts, Oakland
1998-2000
Instructor, San Francisco Arts Education Project
1990/1993
Artists in Education Program, Southern Exposure Gallery
 
Selected Public Lectures:
 
2012
PhotoAlliance, San Francisco Art Institute
2009
Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University
2008
Camerawork, San Francisco
2006
Contemporary Arts Forum Alexandria, Egypt
2005
Schloss Bonndorf, Germany
 
Photo Alliance, San Francisco Art Institute
2004
Stiftung für Fotographie, Winterthur (mit Iso Camartin)
2002
Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco
1995
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Columbia
 
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia
1993
San Jose State University
 
Collections:
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Swiss Foundation for Photography, Winterthur
Huis Marseille, Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Foundation Herzog, Basel
Stanford Museum of Art / Cantor Art Center
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
San Francisco Art Institute
DiRosa Foundation, California
Private Collections
 
Monographs:
 
Gull Juju, Lukas Felzmann, Lars Müller Publishers, 2015, 168 pages, hardcover, with texts by Lukas Felzmann
Swarm, Lukas Felzmann, Lars Müller Publishers, 2011, 240 pages, hardcover, with texts by Peter Pfrunder, G.Orians, D.Gordon, Wallace Stevens
Helix, Lukas Felzmann, published by Cavallo Point, 2009, 72 pages, hardcover, text by Edgar Allen Poe
Waters in Between, Lukas Felzmann, Lars Müller Publishers, 2009, 320 pages, hardcover with texts by John Berger and Angelus Silesius
LANDFALL, Lukas Felzmann, Lars Müller Publishers, 2004, 160 pages, hardcover text by Peter Pfrunder
 
Bibliography:
 
Und nun alle zusammen, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wissen, pages 38-39 Nr.116 21./22.Mai 2016
The Hour of Land, Terrry Tempest Williams, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Kindheit in der Schweiz, Fotografien , Peter Pfrunder / Fotostiftung Schweiz, Limmat Verlag (book) 2016
Lukas Felzmann, Mara Schiavetti, A Green Beauty Fall/Winter 2015, Hudson, New York 2015
Du, Die Welt retten, no.855 / April 2015, Zürich Switzerland 2015
Art to Zoo, Karen Sinsheimer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (book)
Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (book)
Lukas Felzmann – Der (unsichtbare) Mensch und die Natur, Esther Banz, Kunstbulletin Schweiz, 2013
Landscapes of the Shamans, Barry Lopez. ORION, July/August 2013
As One, Ed Yong, WIRED, April 2013
review:Waters in Between, exposure magazine, Fall 2010 vol.43.2
Als seien sie des Lebens müde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jan.14.2010
Denkbilder/Thought Images, Mark Welzel, PARKETT, No.76 2006
Images du Monde: Une Histoire De La Cartographie, Musée Historique de Lausanne, Switzerland (Catalogue)

Lukas’ Evangelium: “Landfall”, die Austellung zum Buch, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, by Daniele Muscionico, Feb. 25 2004/Nr.46
Föhrennadeln als bedeutsame Muster, Tages-Anzeiger, by Nadine Olonetzky 2.25.04
Erkundigungsreise entlang denRändern der Welt, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, by Fritschi 15.4.04
Spuren der Zeit, Basler Zeitung, by Renate Dürst, March 2004 no.9
Das Wechselspiel Mensch-Natur, Limmattaler Tagblatt, by Suleika Baumgartner Feb.19 2004
Not Landscape: Fragments and Metaphors, Camerawork Journal, vol.28 no2
Lukas Felzmann, artpress by Anna Novakov, 225/June 1997
Made in Switzerland, Book from the collections of the Swiss Federation, 1997
ZYZZYVA, Spring 1997
see, A Journal of Visual Culture, Issue 1:3 1995
From Image to Object, Camerawork Journal, by Terri Cohn vol.21/no.1 1994
ink 13/14 Ghosts (cover and inside art) S.F.State Univ. 1994
WESTAF, catalogue 1993
The Calls of the Wild: Felzmann at Olga Dollar Gallery, Artweek, by Terri Cohn, 1/21/93 Vol. 24.
Photographie in der Schweiz: Von 1840 bis Heute, Bentli Verlag Bern, (book) 1992
Room Shots “Image/Object/Place: Photography and Installation” at California College of Arts and Crafts, Visions, by Rebecca Snyder, Summer 1992
Collisions and Transformations, Poems by Leslie Simon (cover art)
Photoworks 91, Oude Kerk/Beyerd Museum, Netherlands (Catalogue), 1991
Towards a New Installation, Artweek, by John Rapko, Oct.17.1991, Vol.22#34.
Photo Obfuscation, Bay Guardian, September 12, 1990
Bastard Review, 3/4 San Francisco, 1990 (Featured Artist in Literary Journal)
A Complex Gestalt, Artweek, by Jamie Brunson, June 1989, Vol. 20/Nr. 23
A Report from the Bay Area, Visions, by Maria Porges, Summer 1989
Contemporania, San Francisco, NR. 8, September 1989
Fever Dreams and Fragile Monuments, Artweek, by Mark Durant, 5.88 Vol19#20
Picturing the Landscape, Shift, by Maria Porges, Nov. 1988, Vol. 2/Nr. 4
Beef Magazine, September 1988
Photo Metro, April 1986, Vol. 4/Number 38
Masters 85, Exhibition Catalog SFAI
Photographie, April 1984, Switzerland
Photo Metro, Dualities, June 1983