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Lukas Felzmann

Lukas Felzmann

Affiliated Scholar

Lukas Felzmann is an artist and educator. He was born and grew up in Zürich, Switzerland and has been living and working in San Francisco since 1981. His work and installations contain sculptural elements, and through photographic means explore the intersections of the natural and the cultural.

Current themes include our relationship to the landscape, and how we internalize and attempt to control nature. (Waters in Between). Another published body of work (Swarm), is an investigation and celebration of flight, musing on the working of natural systems, and how there might be control without hierarchy. The degradation of the marine environment through plastic and other materials is examined in Gull Juju.

His work has been exhibited internationally, and six monographs have been published on it. The most recent is Apophenia published by Koenig Books, London in 2018. Felzmann has taught photography at the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University for 25 years, and is currently an Affiliated Scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University.

In 2018, Felzmann was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in photography.

Education

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute