Biography

Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) grew up on a small family farm in New York. He graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and his second monograph, Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014), were published to international critical acclaim. He is represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.

Current and Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

September 18 – November 1, 2014. Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. “Frontcountry”
November 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015. MiCamera, Milan, Italy. “Frontcountry”

Solo Exhibitions

2014. Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. “A Natural Order”
2014. Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, United Kingdom. “Frontcountry”
2014. Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, New York. “Frontcountry”
2013. Galerie du Jour Agnès B, Paris, France. “A Natural Order”
2013. Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece. “A Natural Order”
2013. Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise, Nantes, France. “A Natural Order”
2013. Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. “A Natural Order”
2013. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado. “A Natural Order”
2013. Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Ireland. “A Natural Order”
2012. Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, United Kingdom. “A Natural Order”
2012. Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France. “A Natural Order”
2012. David Winton Bell Gallery of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. “A Natural Order”
2005. Providence City Hall, Providence, Rhode Island. “The Garden”

Current and Upcoming Group Exhibitions

September 5, 2014 – November 23, 2014. Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France. “Foam Talent”
October 10, 2014 – February 22, 2015. Museum of the City of Munich, Munich, Germany. “Luxury of Simplicity”
November 5, 2014 – February 8, 2015. Buda Fabriek, Flanders, Belgium. “The Green Light District”
January 18, 2014 – January 17, 2015. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. “A History of Photography”

Group Exhibitions

2014. Billboard exhibition on the Mercatorplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “Foam Talent”
2014. The Armory Show, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, New York
2013. Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana. “Unfolding Images”
2013. Miami Project, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, Miami, Florida
2013. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands. “Photo as Figure”
2013. Light Work, Syracuse, New York. “40 Artists / 40 Years: Selections from the Light Work Collection”
2013. Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts. “The Kids are all Right”
2013. International Center of Photography, New York, New York. “A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial”
2013. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Family Portrait”
2013. Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. “Youth Code”
2013. Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island. “Network Artists 2012″
2013. Fotodok, Utrecht, The Netherlands. “Off the Grid: Lucas Foglia, Justine Kurland, Pavel Prokopchik”
2013. Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina. “The Kids are All Right”
2012. Paris Photo, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Paris, France
2012. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island. “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now”
2012. Unseen Photo Fair, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012. Gallery 339, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “More Photos About Buildings and Food”
2012. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. “The Kids are Alright”
2012. Pier 24, San Francisco, California. “About Face”
2011. Visionaris’11 Festival, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2010. The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Stalking the Wild Asparagus”
2010. Transformer Gallery, Washington DC
2010. Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, California. “Yale MFA Photography 2010″
2010. David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. “Yale MFA Photography 2010″
2010. Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, Maine
2010. 25CPW, New York, New York. “Stranger than Fiction, Yale MFA Photography 2010″
2010. Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. “Yale MFA Photography Thesis Show”
2009. Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, Massachusetts. “Flash Forward 2008″
2009. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas. “Human Nature”
2009. Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, New York. “Art Fair”
2009. Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Canada. “Flash Forward 2008″
2009. Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island. “Net Works”
2008. Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, New York. “Flash Forward 2008″
2008. Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York. “Converging Margins”
2008. Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada. “Flash Forward 2008″
2008. Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York. “Photography Now”
2008. Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina. “Food for Thought”
2008. Look3 Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
2008. Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island. “Recent Acquisitions”
2007. Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, California. “Picture Progress”
2007. Firehouse 13, Providence Rhode Island. “Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship Exhibition”
2007. Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island. “Concrete: Work from the Urban Environment”
2006. Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. “Faculty Exhibition”
2006. Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. “Thurgood Marshall Photography Exhibition”

Collections

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Brooklyn Museum Library
David Winton Bell Gallery of Brown University
Denver Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art Library
Light Work
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Newport Art Museum
Pilara Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art
Starr Foundation
Victoria & Albert Museum
Woodstock Center for Photography

Bibliography

Eleytherotypia Newspaper, “Photographer of the ‘Wild West.’” June 29, 2014.
M Le Magazine du Monde, “Les Mirages de l’Ouest.” June 28, 2014, Cathy Remy.
6mois, “A Journey Through the American West.” June 10, 2014, Victoria Scoffier.
High Country News, “How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities.” June 9, 2014, Sarah Gilman.
Aperture, “The Photographer’s Playbook.” June 2014, Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern.
NPR, “‘Frontcountry’ Wanders Through a Changing American West.” May 26, 2014, Chris Benderev.
PDN, “Out West.” May 16, 2014, Conor Risch.
Vice, “Mossless in America.” May 13, 2014.
The Wild Magazine, “Off the Beaten Path.” May 6, 2014, Bianca Ozeri.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, “Photo-Tableau: ‘Frontcountry.’” May 2014
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Blouin ARTINFO, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York.” April 17, 2014.
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L’Oeil de la Photographie, “London & New York: Lucas Foglia, Frontcountry.” April 14, 2014.
Rangefinder, “Editor’s Pick: Lucas Foglia’s Frontcountry.” April 8, 2014, Jessica Gordon.
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The Telegraph, “Viewfinder.” April 5, 2014.
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Daily Mail, “The Last Frontier Lands of the American West.” April 3, 2014.
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Nevada Public Radio (KNPR), “Photographer Lucas Foglia Captures the Mining Boom in the American West.” March 10, 2014.
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Harper’s Magazine, “Hot Air Ballon Wedding Ceremony, Taos, New Mexico.” March 2014, Lucas Foglia.
Nazraeli Press, “Frontcountry.” Spring 2014.
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Utne Reader, “Way Off the Grid.” March 2009, Joseph Hart.
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Awards

2014. Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation
2014. Foam Talent
2012. Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Award, Finalist
2010. Yale School of Art, Norman Joondeph Prize, juried by Robert Storr
2009. Santa Fe Prize, Finalist, juried by Charlotte Cotton
2009. Photo District News, PDN 30
2008. Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward
2008. Center for Photography at Woodstock, Photography Now, Purchase Prize
2007. Photolucida, Critical Mass
2007. Light Work, Artist in Residence
2006. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Aaron Siskind Fellowship in Photography
2005. Brown University Art Semiotics Honors Award
2004. Brown/RISD Collaboration Grant

Education

2010. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. MFA in Photography
2005. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. BA in Art Semiotics

Teaching

2011-2014. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Artist: Brown University, California College of the Arts, Eastern Tennessee State University, Hartford Art School, New York State College of Ceramics, Ohio State University, Oxbow School, Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Royal College of Art, Salt Institute, San Francisco Art Institute, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, University of Oregon