Biography

Lucas Foglia grew up on a small family farm in New York and graduated from Brown University and the Yale School of Art. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2012 to international critical acclaim. Foglia’s 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, London. Nazraeli Press just published Foglia’s second monograph, Frontcountry. Frontcountry focuses on people living in the midst of a mining boom in the modern American West.

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

March 20 – April 19, 2014. Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, New York. “Frontcountry”
March 27 – May 10, 2014. Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, United Kingdom. “Frontcountry”
September 18 – November 1, 2014. Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado. “Frontcountry”

Solo Exhibitions

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

March 6 – 9, 2014. The Armory Show, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, New York
January 18, 2014 – January 17, 2015. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. “A History of Photography”

Group Exhibitions

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
David Winton Bell Gallery of Brown University
Denver Art Museum
Light Work
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Museum of Modern Art Library
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

Nazraeli Press, Oregon. Frontcountry. Spring 2014
Snoecks, Belgium. A Natural Order feature. October 2013
New York Times, New York. The Listings, by Holland Cotter. August 23, 2013
New Yorker – Photo Booth, New York. “The ICP Triennial” by Jessie Wender. April 11, 2013
Ça M interesse – ETONNANT, France. A Natural Order feature. March 2013
BBC Radio – Ulster – Arts Extra, Northern Ireland. January 18, 2013
La Cité, Switzerland. A Natural Order feature, with article by Albertine Bourget. January 2013
Abe’s Penny, New York. Four images printed on four postcards, with text from Laurel Foglia. Archive purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library. January 2013
Night of Photography, The Museum of Fine Art of la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. February 16, 2013
Slate.com, New York. A Natural Order book review by David Rosenberg. December 10, 2012
Modern Weekly China. A Natural Order included in Paris Photo review. November 2012
TheArtNewspaper.com. A Natural Order book featured in video of Paris Photo. November 19, 2012
The Germans, Germany. “Patrick and Anakeesta, Tennessee” on magazine cover. November 2012
Hohe Luft, Germany. A Natural Order feature, with philosophical text by Robin Droemer. November 2012
Wall Street International. A Natural Order review. November 2012
Vrij Nederland, The Netherlands. A Natural Order feature. November 10, 2012
Huffington Post, New York. A Natural Order review. October 12, 2012
De Standaard, Belgium. A Natural Order feature, edited by Jan Desloover. October 2012
Review XXI, France. A Natural Order feature. “Les Robinsons d’Amérique” by Léna Mauger. October 2012
Modern Weekly China, Countryside Issue. A Natural Order feature. September 2012
Aperture 209. “Picture Utopia” by Chris Jennings. Fall 2012
ZYZZYVA, West Coast Writers and Artists Literary Journal, California. Fall 2012
Aperture PhotoBook Review, Issue 3. Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award Finalist. Fall 2012
British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom. A Natural Order book review by Colin Pantall. August 2012
The Guardian, United Kingdom. A Natural Order book review by Sean O’Hagan. July 13, 2012
de Volkskrant, Holland. A Natural Order book review. July 7, 2012
Sunday Times Magazine, United Kingdom. A Natural Order book review. June 24, 2012
Time Magazine Lightbox, New York. A Natural Order book review by Joanna Lehan. June 15, 2012
The Independent on Sunday, United Kingdom. A Natural Order review by Adam Jacques. June 10, 2012
Hotshoe International, United Kingdom. A Natural Order review by Sophie Balhetchet. June 2012
Der Freitag, Germany. A Natural Order book review. June 2012
GUP#33, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A Natural Order feature. May 2012
American Photo Magazine, New York. A Natural Order book review. May 2012
Nazraeli Press, Oregon. A Natural Order. Spring 2012
Pop-Up Magazine, Issue 6, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. “History of a Boom Town.” April 25, 2012
New Directions Press, New York. Core Samples from the World. Poetry by Forrest Gander with photographs by Raymond Meeks, Graciela Iturbide and Lucas Foglia. Fall 2011
Longshot Magazine #02, San Francisco. A Natural Order feature in Debt Issue. July 2011
Wallpaper* Magazine. “Next Generation, Graduate Directory 2011.” January 2011
Aperture Magazine, Issue 200. “Re-Wilding, Moving Off the Grid in America.” Fall 2010
Lyric Poetry Review, Number 12. “Moving Around For the Light” with poem by Forrest Gander. Spring 2009
Photography Quarterly, Issue 98. “Converging Margins” essay by Leah Oates. Spring 2009
Art Forum Online, Critics Picks. “Human Nature.” review by Sean Carroll. Spring 2009
Photo District News. “PDN’s 30, Emerging Photographers to Watch” article by Holly Hughes. March 2009
Utne Reader. “Way Off the Grid” article by Joseph Hart. March 2009
Magenta Foundation, Toronto. Flash Forward 2008, Emerging Photographers From Canada, The United Kingdom and the United States. Fall 2008
Contact Sheet 147, The Light Work Annual 2008. “Re-Wilding” essay by Ariel Shanberg. Fall 2008
Donna di La Repubblica, Italy. “Il Nostro Orto Antirecessione” essay by Francesca Gentile. July 19, 2008
Washington Post Magazine. “Splendid Isolation” essay by Cheryl Strayed. July 13, 2008
British Journal of Photography. “Tomorrow’s People.” June 28, 2008

Awards

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, Hartford Art School, New York State College of Ceramics, Ohio State University, Oxbow School, Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Salt Institute, San Francisco Art Institute, Syracuse University, University of Oregon