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, San Francisco Museum of Modern 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

20 November 2014 – 3 January 2015. MiCamera, Milan, Italy. “Frontcountry”
April 2015. Kyotographie 2015, Galerie du Jour Agnès B, Kyoto, Japan. “A Natural Order”
September 2015. Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany. “Frontcountry”

Solo Exhibitions

2014. Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. “Frontcountry”
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

10 October 2014 – 22 February 2015. Museum of the City of Munich, Munich, Germany. “Luxury of Simplicity”
5 November 2014 – 8 February 2015. Buda Fabriek, Flanders, Belgium. “The Green Light District”
2 March 2015 – 19 April 2015. Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
19 June 2015 – 20 September 2015. Ray 2015 Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany. “Imagine Reality”

Group Exhibitions

2014. Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France. “Foam Talent”
2014. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. “A History of Photography”
2014. Unseen Photo Fair, Billboard exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “Foam Talent”
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Starr Foundation
Victoria & Albert Museum
Woodstock Center for Photography

Bibliography

Foam Magazine #39, “Talent.” September 2014, Lyle Rexer
Printed Pages, “Big Skies, Small Communities.” Fall 2014, Madeleine Morley
Annenberg Space for Photography, “COUNTRY: Portraits Of An American Sound.” September 25, 2014
Pop-Up Magazine Dinner, “Shutter Diplomacy.” September 24, 2014
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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Sunset Magazine, “Oak Land.” April 2014, Bill Marken
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Financial Times, “Lucas Foglia’s New Wild West.” March 21, 2014, Liz Jobey
Photo-Eye, “Interview: Lucas Foglia on Frontcountry.” March 11, 2014, Daniel Shea
Nevada Public Radio (KNPR), “Photographer Lucas Foglia Captures the Mining Boom in the American West.” March 10, 2014
Hotshoe International, “Lucas Foglia: Frontcountry.” March 2014
Harper’s Magazine, “Hot Air Ballon Wedding Ceremony, Taos, New Mexico.” March 2014, Lucas Foglia
Nazraeli Press, “Frontcountry.” Spring 2014
Fast Company, “Inside the American West’s Mining Boom.” February 25, 2014
Slate.com, “Documenting the Mining Boom in the American West.” February 18, 2014, David Rosenberg
PetaPixel, “A Modern-Day Mining Boom: Interview with Lucas Foglia About His Book Frontcountry.” February 5, 2014, Gregory Jones
The New Yorker, ”Back to the Frontcountry.” January 29, 2014, Genevieve Fussell
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Ça M interesse, “A Natural Order.” March 2013
Abe’s Penny, “A Natural Order.” Spring 2013, Laurel Foglia
Night of Photography, The Museum of Fine Art of la Chaux-de-Fonds, “A Natural Order.” February 16, 2013
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ZYZZYVA, West Coast Writers and Artists Literary Journal. Fall 2012
Aperture, “PhotoBook Awards Shortlist.” Fall 2012
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The Guardian, “A Natural Order.” July 13, 2012, Sean O’Hagan
de Volkskrant, “A Natural Order.” July 7, 2012
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New Directions Press, “Core Samples from the World.” Fall 2011, Forrest Gander
Longshot Magazine #02, “A Natural Order.” July 2011
Wallpaper* Magazine, “Next Generation, Graduate Directory 2011.” January 2011
Aperture Magazine, “Re-Wilding, Moving Off the Grid in America.” Fall 2010
Lyric Poetry Review, “Moving Around For the Light.” Spring 2009, Forrest Gander
Photography Quarterly, “Issue 98: Converging Margins.” Spring 2009, Leah Oates
Art Forum Online, “Critics Picks: Human Nature.” Spring 2009, Sean Carroll
Photo District News, “PDN’s 30, Emerging Photographers to Watch.” March 2009, Holly Hughes
Utne Reader, “Way Off the Grid.” March 2009, Joseph Hart
Magenta Foundation, “Flash Forward 2008: Emerging Photographers From Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.” Fall 2008
Contact Sheet 147, “The Light Work Annual 2008.” September 5, 2008, Ariel Shanberg
Donna di La Repubblica, “Il Nostro Orto Antirecessione.” July, 19 2008, Francesca Gentile
Washington Post Magazine, “Splendid Isolation.” July 13, 2008, Cheryl Strayed
British Journal of Photography, “Tomorrow’s People.” June 28, 2008

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