Julika Lackner is a painter living and working in Los Angeles, California. She was born in 1980 in Berlin, Germany. Julika Lackner holds an M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in Painting (2006) and a B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara in Art Studio (2001).
Painting atmosphere and the palpability of air has always been at the root of Julika Lackner’s paintings. First, it was in the form of artificial light in urban spaces and how that kind of light abstracts interior architectural spaces. Then, her interests moved to how natural phenomena (night sky, clouds, and fog) obscure vision. After that, Lackner examined the properties of aerial views where the topography as seen through the clouds fleshed out the invisible yet visible aspect of air. Then, Lackner distilled the natural phenomena of her previous work into abstract forms composed of horizontal and vertical bands of paint and silver leaf, color markings, diaphanous layering, and turbid spaces. The confluence of these abstract forms into new phases, where the traditional landscape is experienced without being directly represented, is at the core of Julika Lackner’s most recent works, “Spectral Phases”.
ESSAYS about Julika Lackner's work:
born Berlin, Germany, 1980. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
2006- M.F.A. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2001- B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
2000- Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
1998- Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
2017 (Forthcoming) Dec - Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Australia
2017- Currently on view: Aug 3 - Sept 6, 2017- Objective Painting, Curated by James Hayward Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
2012- Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, CA
2011- Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, CA
2011- Art And Air, Henry Clay Building, Louisville, KY (Curated by Rebecca Norton)
2002- Querschnitt 15, Querformat-b Verein für Kunst und Kultur, Berlin Germany
2008 - William T. Colville Foundation Artist Grant
Your Ello Sunday Digest (Jan. 15, 2017)
Lynn, Caron, "On Light, by Carson Lynn", Ello.com (Jan. 11, 2017)
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Outside" Essay for the Exhibition "Outside" at MiM Gallery, Los Angeles (May 2016)
Binstock, Avital. “Art School Confidential”, Lifescapes Magazine, (November 2006), pp.60-66
Querschnitt 15, Querformat-b, Verein für Kunst und Kultur, Berlin, Druckerei, Greike Gmbh (catalog)