Born in Germany. Lives and works in New York.
   
Education  
1993-95 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA.
1985-91 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich, Germany.
   
Solo Exhibition (*indicates exhbition catalogue)  
   
2020 Vera Lutter, Museum in the Camera, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Vera Lutter, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Vera Lutter : Turning Time, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
2016 Paestum, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, September – October.
Vera Lutter, Galerie Xippas, Geneva, Switzerland, May – July.
Inverted Worlds, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA , April – July.
2015-2016 Inverted Worlds, The Museum of Fine Art Houston, TX.
2015 Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
2014 Vera Lutter: Venice, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
  Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Vera Lutter, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.
2012 Vera Lutter, Carré d'Art – Musée d'art contemporain, Nîmes, France.*
2011 Vera Lutter, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy.
  Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Eifel, Germany.
  Egypt, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK.*
  a ghost still is like a place, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.*
2009 Vera Lutter, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.
  Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  Samar Hussein, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY.
2008 Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
  Vera Lutter, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
2007 Vera Lutter, Galleria Nicolo Cardi, Milan, Italy.
  Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.*
2005 Vera Lutter, Galerie Xippas, Athens, Greece. (Through 2006)
  Vera Lutter, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX. (Through 2006)
  Vera Lutter: Nabisco Factory, Beacon, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY.
2004 Vera Lutter: Battersea, Gagosian Gallery, London, (Heddon Street), UK.*
  Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin, Germany.
  Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Holzmarktstraße 15-18, Berlin, Germany.
  Inside In, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.*
2003 Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
2002 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
  Populated, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden.
  Vera Lutter, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
2001 Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, (with Hanspeter Hofmann)*
2000 Vera Lutter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Barbara Flynn Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
1999 Time Traced: Vera Lutter and Rodney Graham, Dia Center for the Arts, New York City. (Through 2000)
  Roth Horowitz, New York, NY.
1998 Wooster Gardens, New York, NY. td>
1996 On New York, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY.
1995 Vera Lutter: Sight and Sense, Hypo Bank, New York, NY.*
   
Group Exhibitions
2020-2021 Bricks and Mortar, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
2019 Baronian Xippas dialogues #1, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.
Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA.
Günther Förg, Ed Ruscha, Olafur Eliasson, Vera Lutter, Jeff Wall and Darren Almond, Carolina Nitsch, New York, NY
NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today, Phillips, New York, NY.
2018-2019 Civilization: The Collective Life, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.
2018 By The Sea, The Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY.
Then & Now, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection at Paris Photo 2018, France.
  Vision of the Other Worlds, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY.
  Sun Pictures Then and Now: Talbot and his Legacy Today, Photo London, London, UK.
  Poussières d’étoiles, group show, La Laiterie, Massignac, France.
  About Photography, Gagosian, San Francisco, CA.
  Facing the Camera, Hans Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, New York, NY.
2017 Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter’s Old Master Photographs, LACMA Booth at TEFAF, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, October 28 - November 1, 2017.
  The Mechanics of Expression: Vera Lutter, Sameer Makarius & Otto Steinert, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
2016-2017 Lunar Attraction, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
  Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
2016 A New and Mysterious Art: Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
  Deconstruction Photographique, Topographie de L’Art, Paris, France.
  The Memory of the Future: Photographic Dialogues Between Past, Present, and Future, Musée de l’Elysée-Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  This is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC.
2015 Industry, Now Contemporary Photographs From the Mast Collection, Group Show, MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy.
  Framing Desire: Photography and Video, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.
  The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs from the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2014 SPOT ON, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.
  Now You See It: Photography and Concealment, The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York, NY.
2013 Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI.
  The Time is Now, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  Remember Everything: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
  Flowers & Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria.
  Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
  The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT.
  Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.
  Big Pictures, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
2012 Recent Acquisitions, Part I: Contemporary Photographs, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA.
  Project Pour l’Art Contemporain: 10 Ans d’Acquisitions, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.*
  Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.*
  Myths and Realities, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.*
2011 Prix Pictet Presentation, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France.
  Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland.*
  Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
  L’objet photographique: une invention permanente, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris France.
  Prix Pictet Exhibition, Passage de Retz, Paris, France.*
  Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.*
  Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
  PROCESS, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY.
  New Prints 2011/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY.
  Accrochage, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY.
  Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.*
2010 Prix Pictet Shortlist Preview Exhibition, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France.
  Imaginário da Paisagem – Obras da BESart / Colecção Banco Espírito Santo, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal.
  Still / Moving, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.* (Through 2011)
  VaXination, Galerie Xippas (Exit 7), Athens, Greece.
  Entre glace et neige (Between Ice and Snow), Centro Saint Benin, Région Autonome Vallée d’Aoste, Courmayeur, Italy.*
  Crash, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK.*
  Mixed-Use Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.*
2009-2010 Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 Contradictions in Black and White, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, NY.
  elles, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.*
2008 to:Night, Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, New York, NY.*
  du machinique et du vivant: sur une proposition de Régis Durand, A La Reserve, Pacy-sur-eure, Xippas Gallery, Paris, France.*
  Photography and Architecture, Mitterand + Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland.
  Images from Venice, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland. (Through 2009)*
2007-2008 World Images II, Helmhaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. *
2007 The Neue Galerie Photographic Collection, Neue Galerie Graz, Museum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.*
  Taken with Time, The Atrium Gallery, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
  Façade, Architecture, Space, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY.
  The Big Picture, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
2006-2007 Alchemy: Twelve Contemporary Artists Exploring the Essence of Photography, Purdy Hicks, London, UK.*
2006 Target Collection of American Photography: A Century In Pictures, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
  In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
  Taken with Time: Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter and Abelardo Morell, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.*
  Out of the Camera: Analoge Fotografie Im Digitalen Zeitalter, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany.
  Kunst und Photographie—Photographie und Kunst, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany.
  À la (re)découverte des collections photographiques de Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, Musée Municipale d’Art, La Roche-sur-Yon, France.
  Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.*
  Black & White, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.*
  In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
  Out of the Camera: Analoge Fotografie Im Digitalen Zeitalter, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany.
2005 Strange Days, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL.
  El Diablo non es tan malo como se pinta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Roger Ballen, Alec Soth, Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
  Contemporary Obscurists, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 26a Bienal de São Paulo: Image Smugglers in a Free Territory (curated by Alfons Hug), Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil.*
  Beginning Here: 101 Ways (curated by Jerry Saltz), Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
  The Amazing & The Immutable, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.*
2003 Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. (Through 2004)*
  Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
  Landscapes of Man, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI.
  The Eye and the Camera: A History of Photography, Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria.
  Same Time This Year, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
2002 Art on Paper 2002, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (Through 2003)
  Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940–2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
  Exchange & Transform, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
  2002 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
  Populated, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden.
  Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
  Exchange and Transform, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
  2002 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
2001 Enduring Love, Gasser and Grunert Gallery, New York, NY.
  What’s New: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
  What's New: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
2000 Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY.
  New York Now 2000: Contemporary Work in Photography, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY.
  Photography about Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY.
1999 The Big Picture: Large Format Photography, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
  Low Tech, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.
  Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY.
  Newton, Crary, Lutter, Roth Horowitz Gallery, New York, NY.*
1998 New York: A Divided City, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, New York, NY.
  About Painting, Part III, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 Light, Bennington College, Bennington, VT.
  CityScapes: A Survey of Urban Landscapes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.*
1995 NYC, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
   
Special Projects
   
2009 Nowhere Near, 601Artspace, New York, NY. Exhibition curated by the artist. (Novemer 17, 2009-March 9, 2010)
2008 Ariadne Unhinged, Gotham Chamber Opera, New York, NY. Set design by the artist, choreographed by, Karole Armitage.
1997 Unmarked Helicopter (with Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric of LookOut), book project for The Art of the X-Files, ed. Chris Carter (New York: Harper Prism, 1998).
   
Awards
   
2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
2001 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
1993 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Grant.
   
Public Collections
   
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA.
Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, CA.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Harvard Art Museums, Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Lenbach House, Munich, Germany.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Neue Galerie, New York, NY.
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.
New York Public Library, New York, NY.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.