Lora Fosberg

the end of absurdity / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 78" x 78" / SOLD
(detail) the end of absurdity / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 78" x 78" / SOLD
sorry we're sorry / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 54" x 72" / SOLD
(detail) sorry we're sorry / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 54" x 72" / SOLD
even good byes can be beautiful / 2013 / Gouache, plaster and wax on panel / 42" x 144" / $21,500
(detail) even good byes and be beautiful / 2013 / Gouache, plaster and wax on panel / 42" x 144" / $21,500
we are alone in this together / 2013 / Gouache, plaster and wax on panel / 36" x 48" / SOLD
i'm so sorry for everything / 2013 / Gouache, paper, wax and plaster on panel / 36" x 24" / $5,500
always and nothing (collaboration with Chris Grohs) / 2013 / mixed media / 14.75" x 7" x 23" / $3,800
hello, goodbye / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 60" x 60" / $13,800
girls / 2013 / Gouache, paper, wax and plaster on panel / 36" x 24" / $5,500
the necessity of rainbows / 2013 / Pigment, paper, gouache and wax on panel / 36" x 36" / $8,000
alternating alternatives / 2013 / Gouache, paper, plaster and wax on panel / 24" x 48" / $6,800
get it / 2013 / Gouache, paper and wax on panel / 16" x 20" / SOLD
he lives! / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 60" x 60" / SOLD
(detail) he lives! / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 60" x 60" / SOLD
everything means everything / 2013 / Gouache, paper, plaster and wax on panel / 24" x 16" / SOLD
the view from down here / 2013 / oil, plaster and wax on panel / 54" x 72" / SOLD
we all want to live forever / 2011 / gouache, plaster and wax on panel / 48" x 24" / $7,500
poof / 2008 / gouache on paper / 9" x 6" / $850
snap / 2008 / gouache on paper / 9" x 6" / $850
Install view of Lora Fosberg's "The End of Absurdity," December 13, 2013 - February 15, 2014
Install view of Lora Fosberg's "The End of Absurdity," December 13, 2013 - February 15, 2014
Install view of Lora Fosberg's "The End of Absurdity," December 13, 2013 - February 15, 2014
Install view of Lora Fosberg's "The End of Absurdity," December 13, 2013 - February 15, 2014
EVERYTHING AND NOTHING / 2011 / Gouache, plaster and wax on 2 panels / 19.75" x 19.75" / $7,500
HEARTACHES / 2011 / Gouache, paper, plaster and wax on panel / 19.75" x 19.75" / SOLD
YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE / 2011 / Gouache, paper, plaster and wax on panel / 19.75" x 19.75" / SOLD
TO JUAN, LOVE, LORA / 2011 / Mixed media / 20" x 8" x 8" / $5,500
STUMP / 2011 / Mixed media / 14" x 12" x 12" / $5,500
MOM? / 2011 / Collagraph monoprint / 22" x 30" / $1,400 (price includes frame)
THE PAST / 2011 / Collagraph monoprint / 15" x 22" / $1,200 unframed
OUCH / 2011 / Collagraph monoprint with chine collee / 7" x 22" / $750 unframed
YOU CAN'T FALL OFF THE FLOOR / 2010 / Gouache and paper mounted directly on the wall / 22" x 36' (installation) / TBD
Right Before No More / 2010 / Linoleum prints collaged on canvas / 84" x 72" / TBD
DIG DEEP / 2010 / Relief print / 35" x 24" / TBD
YES CAN BE SUCH A SURPRISE (in collaboration with Liza Berkoff) / 2010 / Gouache, collage and photograph on paper / 18" x 22" framed / TBD
I FALL IN LOVE EVERY DAY (in collaboration with Liza Berkoff) / 2010 / Gouache, collage and photograph on paper / 22" x 18" / TBD
The High Life / 2009 / Linoleum cut artist proof / 12" x 12" / $700
Focus On Growth / 2009 / Relief print (edition of 30) / 30" x 44" / $1,500

Born 1966, Waukegan, IL

EDUCATION

1992 – MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1988 – BFA, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 – The End of Absurdity, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2012 – The Miracle of the Actual, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 – Do It Now, Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010 – You Can’t Fall Off the Floor, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 – Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2009 – Feel the Now, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 – A Field Guide to Forgetting, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 – Project Space, New Drawings, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 – UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Art), Dystopia for Daydreamers, Grand Rapids, MI
2006 – Yes to Everything, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 – 12 x 12:New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2003 – Greener Grass, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2002 – Really Huge, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 – Both Ends burning, Grand Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 – Recent works on paper, Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 – One Hand on the Dark Side, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
1995 – New Works on Paper, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Walnut Ink Gallery, curated by Lora Fosberg, Michigan City, IN
Wishing You Love and Happiness and Curiosity Forever, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
(S)edition, curated by Marc Pascale, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI
Typeforce, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
ART Chicago, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
NEXT art fair, represented by Pele Prints, St. Louis, MO
Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN
Interface, Center of Creative Arts (COCA), curated by Pele Prints, St. Louis, MO
Taylor Bercier Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
ART Chicago, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
NEXT art fair, represented by Pele Prints, St. Louis, MO
Spellbound, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Emmett Kerrigan and Lora Fosberg, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Clouds Et. Al, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
ART Chicago, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
NEXT art fair, represented by Pele Prints, St. Louis, MO
Red Dot art fair, represented by Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pulse art fair Miami, represented by Jack Fischer Gallery, Miami, FL

2007
44 New Drawings, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
ART Chicago, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kent State University with Pierogi Flat Files, drawing invitational, Kent, OH

2006
Art LA, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Drawing No Conclusions, curated by Dominic Molon, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Judith Racht Gallery, Layer on Layer:  a collage show, Harbert, MI

2005
ART Chicago, represented by Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Museum Works Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Species, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group show, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Two person show, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
Politics as Usual, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002
Natural History, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Affordable Art Fair, New York, represented by Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001
10th Annual Figurative Small Works Show, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
14th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

1999
Dia des Los Muertos, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Group Show, Gallery A, Chicago, IL
By-cycles, Maritain Art Institute, Loveland, OH
Zusammen, Milktooth, Chicago, IL

1998
Summer Group Show, Gallery A, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago- The Pier Show, 1998, represented by Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL
Los Muertos, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Art Chicago- The Pier Show, 1997, represented by Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL
Revelations: Artists Look at Religion, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1996
Moving the Body Forward, Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL
Summer Rocks, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
Grab Bag, curated by Don Baum, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago- The Pier Show, 1995, represented by Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS
2008 – Lora Fosberg, the End of the Beginning; a Decade of Work

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2002 – Frans Masereel Art Center, Kasterlee, BELGIUM
2000 – Oxbow, School of the Art Institute, Saugatauk, MI
1999 – Oxbow, School of the Art Institute, Saugatauk, MI

INSTALLATIONS
2013 – Large scale installation, Brindille Restaurant, Chicago, IL
2012 – Large scale commission, Eaton Center, Cleveland, OH
2004 – Tank Restaurant, Chicago, IL
2000 – Naha Restaurant, Chicago, IL