Emil Lukas

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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1964, Emil Lukas has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Solo museum shows include “Emil Lukas: Connection to the Curious” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT (2005); “Emil Lukas” at The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC (2005); “Things with Wings,” The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (2005); and “Moderate Climate and the Bitter Bison” at the Hunterdon Museum, Hunterdon, NJ (2008). In 2016, a solo exhibition of his work was held at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Lukas’ work has been featured in group shows at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1995), Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (1996); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1998); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (1999); American Academy, Rome (2000); The Drawing Center, New York (2002); and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2012-2013). His work is in important private and public collections, including the Panza Collection, Italy; The Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece; the Anderson Collection, Stanford University, California; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; the UBS Art Collection; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

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Emil Lukas
East Calm, 2014
thread over painted wood frame with nails
64 x 52 inches (162,5 x 132 cm)
SW 14084
Private Collection

 

Emil Lukas
West Calm, 2014
thread over painted wood frame with nails
64 x 52 inches (162,5 x 132 cm)
SW 14085
Private Collection

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Emil Lukas
Silk, Gold, Heat, 2013
silk and metallic polyester gold thread over painted wood frame with nails
18 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 2 5/8  inches (47 x 42 x 6,7 cm)
SW 13168
Private Collection

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Emil Lukas
Liquid Silk Light, 2012
silk thread over wood frame with nails
19 x 17 x 3 3/8 inches (48,3 x 43,2 x 8,6 cm)
SW 12114
Private Collection

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Emil Lukas
Floating Droplet, 2012
silk thread over wood frame with nails
64 1/2 x 81 x 3 inches (163,8 x 205,7 x 7,6 cm)
SW 12117
Collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Emil Lukas
Zegna Silk Hum #1171, 2012
silk thread over wood frame with paint and nails; triptych
32 x 24 x 3 inches (81 x 61 x 7 cm) each panel
32 x 78 inches (81 x 198 cm) overall
SW 12008a-c
Emil Lukas for ZegnArt

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Emil Lukas
Liquid Reflector 1, 2013
ink and paint on canvas over wood frame
48 x 40 x 1 ¾ inches (121,9 x 101,6 x 4,4 cm)
SW 14003a

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Emil Lukas
Liquid Reflector 2, 2013
ink and paint on canvas over wood frame
48 x 40 x 1 ¾ inches (121,9 x 101,6 x 4,4 cm)
SW 14003b

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Emil Lukas
Cloud, 2013
ink and paint on canvas over wood frame
96 x 78 x 3 inches (243,8 x 198,1 x 7,6 cm)
97 ½ x 79 ½ x 3 inches ( 247,6 x 201,9 x 7,6 cm) frame
SW 14004

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Emil Lukas
Bubble Down, 2012
paint, plaster, wood and foam
32 x 24 x 2 ½ inches (81,2 x 61 x 6,3 cm)
SW 14057

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Emil Lukas
Bubble Up, 2012
paint, plaster, wood and foam
32 x 24 x 3 inches (81,2 x 61 x 7,6 cm)
SW 14058

Artist exhibitions

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Emil Lukas
7 January – 11 February 2017
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Emil Lukas
9 January - 22 February 2014
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Emil Lukas
Larva, Bubble, and Thread
25 February - 26 March 2011
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Emil Lukas, David Reimondo and Nicholas Schutsky
29 December 2009 - 31 March 2010
Sperone Westwater, Sent

Artist publications

Artist press

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Emil Lukas
Jan Garden Castro
May 2014
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Process -- Emil Lukas
February 2014
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Emil Lukas
By Paul Laster
23-29 January 2014
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Emil Lukas, Weaving Art with Nature
By Dion Tan and Eric Gordon
10 January 2014
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Press Kit