Lia Lowenthal is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in New York City. Lowenthal’s practice explores themes such as, but not limited to: how form is situated within the social history of commodities; artisan economies and political performance; jewelry; model architectures; model architectures as portrayed in jewelry.

Lowenthal is also founder and principal at LL, LLC, a jewelry line that merges start-up methodologies with artisan histories and techniques.


Lia Lowenthal
b. 1984, New York City, NY
Lives and works in the Bronx, NY

Current Teaching Appointments
Adjunct Associate Professor, MFA Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Photography, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia

Education
2015
Bard College, MFA. Photography
2006
UCLA, BA. Visual Art, German Studies

Solo Exhibitions
2017    
GETHENS: Elavid II, Elnotie, and Seasugra Oz, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
2016   
Long Lasting Loveliness, Moiety, Brooklyn
2015   
GETHENS by LL, LLC, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn
2012   
Fifteen Seconds, Art In General, New York
2010   
Economic Models, Light & Wire Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 
I Brush My Teeth With My Left Hand to Loosen Up, Workspace, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019  
ODDS, The Other MA, London
2018   
Secrets, Private Places, Portland, OR
Daddy’s Books, Life Lessons, Far Rockaway, NY
2017    
After Bedrock, The Bakery, Brooklyn
2016   
Daraprim, LG, Greene & Nostrand, Brooklyn
Season 2: Against, Beside, Above, and Beyond, Haeler Echo, New York
Bottom Floor, curated by Max Maslansky, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Lacephase : continuation - International Micro Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
EAF’16 Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship Exhibition, curated by Jess Wilcox, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2015   
Flat by Fiat, LG, Brooklyn
Wendy’s Subway + Aeromoto, NADA, New York
Office for Doubts and Desires, P!, New York
2014   
Bard MFA Thesis Show, UBS, Red Hook, NY
Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
You-tility, Southfirst, Brooklyn
2013   
Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show at the Abrons Arts Center, Abrons Arts Center, NY, NY
Hides on All Sides, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Noodles That We Eat, Christopher Crescent & HD:Projects, New York
Lol and Evil in the Garden, Laura Hunt’s studio, Brooklyn
AB, Day 19, even later, curated by Alex Ross, The Nomas Foundation, Rome
Gymnasia 4:00am, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn
Descartes’ Daughter, curated by Piper Marshall, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York
2012    
superpositions: New Wight Biennial 2012, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
Leave It To Beavers, curated by Gina Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami
2011     
Circinus & Horologium, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University-Los Angeles
2010   
1,095: One Year's Worth of Other People's Plates,  LACMA, Los Angeles
2009  
Rasta Dental, JMOCA, Los Angeles
Ulli and Lucrecia’s Gruppeaustellung mit Party, curated by Ulrich Wulff and Lucrecia Roa, 533, Los Angeles
2008  
General Electric, curated by Lia Trinka-Browner, Projects Projects, Los Angeles
2006  
Five Easy Pieces, Bart Exposito’s studio, Los Angeles
Neo Dolce, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles
Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles

Other Projects
2017-
LL, LLC, a jewelry and design company. (ongoing)
2018  
Permanent installations at the Freehand Hotel, New York

Teaching & Lectures
2020  
Adjunct Associate Professor, MFA Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Adjunct Faculty, Moore College of Art + Design, Philadelphia, PA
2019    
Visiting Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Visiting Critic, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist, Wide Rainbow, New York
Visiting Artist and Critic, Marlboro College, Brattleboro, VT
2018   
Visiting Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Visiting Artist Lecture, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas
Visiting Artist and Critic, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
Visiting Artist and Critic, Oregon College of Arts + Crafts, Portland
2016   
Visiting Artist and Critic, Parsons School of Art & Design, New York
Visiting Artist and Critic, UCLA, Los Angeles
“Katarina Burin on Janette Laverriere in conversation with Lia Lowenthal,” Haeler Echo, New York
2011   
Visiting Artist, California State University-Los Angeles

Awards, Grants, & Residencies
2020 
Future Generation Art Prize (nominee)
2018   
Artist-in-Residence, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2016   
Socrates Emerging Artist Fellowship
2015   
Espace Quark Emerging Artist Prize Nominee
2015  
Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant Nominee
2012-
Bard College Fellowship & Scholarship
2010  
Vermont Studio Center Residency
2009
Mountain School of the Arts
2006
Jackie Hicks Memorial Scholarship
2005
UCLA Travel Grant, German department
2006 
UCLA Merit Scholarship, full scholarship

Publications
2019   
LL, LLC Quarterly Report #1, self-published
2017   
Emerging Artist Fellowship 2016, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2015   
99: Neologisms, edited by Raimundas Malašauskas, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania
Wendy’s Subway + Aeromoto, Publication Studio, Portland, OR
LL, LLC Lookbook, self-published, in conjunction with the “GETHENS by LL, LLC” exhibition at 321 Gallery, Brooklyn
2013   
AB, Day 19, even later, (catalog) curated by Alex Ross, The Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
2012  
superpositions, (catalog) New Wight Biennial 2012, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010  
The Mountain School Reader, published by the Tate Modern in conjunction with the “No Soul for Sale” exhibition, London, UK
2008 
Yellow Book, curated by Lia Trinka-Browner, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography
2020  
Hahn, Rachel. “This Artist Wants to Make Her Work— And Her Wardrobe— More Accessible.” Vogue.com, February 11, 2020.
Sakai, Nagi. “It’s a Wrap.” PUSS PUSS Magazine, April 2020.
Hernandez, Leslie. “Interview with Lia Lowenthal, Founder of LL, LLC.” ARO, April 2020.
PIN-UP Magazine, Summer 2020.
2019   
Falquez, Camila. Cover Image, “Rosalia.” Herrera, Isabelle. The FADER, Summer 2019
Velsey, Kim. “Artist’s Studio: How About The Living Room?” The New York Times, December 1, 2019.
2018   
Holland, Mary. “These 3 New Destinations Will Make You Rethink Hotel Design.” Architectural Digest (online), February 6, 2018.
Beecher, Amy. “Episode 20: Lia Lowenthal,” The Amy Beecher Show, New York (online, August 10, 2018)
2017    
Wilcox, Jess. “EAF 16 Artist Profile: Lia Lowenthal,” Socrates Sculpture Park, socratessculpturepark.org 
2016   
Copenhafer, David. “The Space Between: A Profile of Cammisa Buerhaus,” Hyperallergic.com (July 6, 2016)
Lynch, Scott. “Highlights from the Socrates Sculpture Park Exhibit,” Gothamist.com (October 2, 2016)
Christian, Lyndsay. “Rising Artists Featured at Socrates Sculpture Park,” NY1 (October 6, 2016)
Chiragdin, Neil. “Socrates turns over a new leaf for fall,” Queens Chronicle (October 13, 2016)
Walker, Ameena. “Socrates Sculpture Park Transformed Into A Contemporary Art Gallery,” Curbed.com (October 13, 2016)
Maslansky, Max. “Riffin’ with Lia Lowenthal,” Riffin’, KCHUNG Radio, Los Angeles (December 5, 2016)
Meier, Allison. “Christopher Walken Heads, Winged Feet, and Other Sculptures Alight Along the East River,” Hyperallergic.com (July 6, 2016)
2015   
“Flat by Fiat,” LG, ART BLOG ART BLOG (February 2015)
2014   
“I’m Not Sure, This Is An Arduous Terrain,” Paletten Magazine (Fall 2014)
2012   
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker (April 25 – May 1, 2012)
“Consider The Beaver,” Artinfo (May 2012)
 "La vida de las mujeres en diversas prácticas artísticas," El Nuevo Herald, (June 2012)
“Studio Visit with Lia Lowenthal,” ART BLOG ART BLOG (March 2012)