Laura Aguilar

 
Lives and works in Rosemead, CA
 
Born 1959 in San Gabriel, San California
 
Self taught

Solo Exhibitions

2003
"new bodies of work from Laura Aguilar”, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio, TX
2001
"Center", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
2000
"Stillness & Motion", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
1999
"Stillness", ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas
1998
"El jo divers" ("The Diverse Self"), Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2018
"Reclaimed," Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX
2007
"normal love—precarious life, precarious sex”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, curated by Renate Lorenz
2006
Mangnan Emrich Contemporary, Chelsea, New York, with Delilah Montoya
 
"This is not a Love Song”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
"Passing Through, Settling In: Photographs of the Desert", Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, curated by Kate Bonansinga
 
"Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from The Kinsey Institute”, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, School of Fine Arts Gallery at
 
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, with Lynn Bianchi, Joel-Peter Witkin, Frank Yamrus, Mariette Path Allen, and Pierre et Gilles, traveling to Herron Gallery, Indianapolis
2004
"S.P.F", Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
 
"Only Skin Deep Changing Visions of the American Self ", International Center of Photography, curated by Brian Wallis and Coco Fusco, catalog
 
"AC", 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jeff Koan Baysa
 
"Fat Attitudes - an exploration of an American subculture & the representation of the female body", Columbia University, NY
 
"Fusion: A Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival", Los Angeles, CA
2003
"Koerper - Konstrukt - Schoenheit" (Body – Construct – Beauty), Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany, with Olaf Breuning, Mona Hatoum, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Zoe Leonard, Bjorn Melhus, Orlan, Jack Pierson
 
The Armory Show, New York, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
 
"H2O", Danese Gallery, New York, NY
2002-2003
"Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts" (The Nude in the Art of the 20th Century) Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (catalog)
2002
"water", The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
"Majestic Sprawl - Some LA Photography", Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, curated by Andrea Feldman
 
"H2O", Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York (catalog)
 
"The Beautiful Gender: Transformations and Continuities", Sala de Exposiciones de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, curated by Margarita Aizpuru, with Andres Serrano, Orlan, Cheryl Donegan, Martha Rosler, Nicole Eisenman, Daniela Steinfeld, catalog
 
"Art/Women/California: Parallels and Intersections, 1950-2000", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, catalog
 
"Super Sex", Post, Los Angeles, CA, with Nicole Eisenman, Nicoletta Munroe, Sharon Ryan, Naomi Fisher, curated by Michael Gold
2001
"COLA 2001", Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
 
"fotografia y sociedad", Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, Spain
2000
"Made In California" Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los
 
"Aztlan Today: The Chicano Postnation”, Communidad de Madrid, Spain and Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, catalog
1999
"The Nude in Contemporary Art", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1998
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997-1998
"Sunshine & Noir - Art in L.A. 1960-1997" Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA, Museum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
 
"American Voices: Latin Photographers in the United States", Smithsonian Institution's International Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1996
Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" in Feminist Art History, Armand Hammer Museum , UCLA, Westwood, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 
James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography Exhibition, San Francisco Camerawork
 
"Vital Signs", Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"P.L.A.N. -Photography Los Angeles Now", LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
 
"In a Different Light", University Art Museum of California at Berkeley
 
"Pervert", University of California at Irvine, CA
1995
"Temporarily Possessed: The semi-permanent Collection", The New Museum of Art, NY
1994
"Encuentro Interamerieano de Artist Plasticos Exposicion", Universida De Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
"New Photography II/ New Acquisitions Exhibition", LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
 
"Bad Girls", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
 
"Bad Girls West", UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles
1993
"Aperto 93", LA Biennale di Venezia, XLVB Esposizione Internazionale d'Art 1993, Venice, Italy
1992
"Breaking Barriers: Revisualizing the Urban Landscape", Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Disorient: Perspectives in Colonialism", University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
"Ojo Abierto/Open Eye", Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
 
"Working W/people", Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991
"L.A. iluminado", Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design, Los Angeles,
 
"Forbidden Language: Beauty and Culture", University of Southern California
1990
"All But the Obvious", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
 
"El Dia de los Muertos/ The Day of the Dead", Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA and The Women's Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Image and Identity: Recent Chicana Art", Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
1989
"Contemporary Latin Photography", Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA
1988
"Mexican/Mexican American Photography", Mexico National General Archives Mexico D.F
 
"Visible Differences: Images of a Diverse U.S. Culture, A National Exhibition of 14 Photographers", Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA
1987
"Women Photographers in America 1987", Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
1986
"Dia de los Muertos/ The Day of the Dead", Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA
1985
"Seven Latin Photographers", Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, CA

Selected Press

2006
Kuusinen, Asta, Shooting from the Wild Zone: A Study of the Chicana Art Photographers Laura Aguilar, Celia Álvarez Muñoz, Delilah Montoya, and Kathy Vargas, University of Helsinki
 
Jones, Amelia, Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject, Routledge Press, London and New York
 
Selz, Peter, "On Racism, Discrimination and Identity Politics”, Art of Engagement, Visual Politics in California and Beyond, University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, CA, University of California, Ltd. London, England, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, San Jose, CA, pp.218-219 (image reproduction pg.219)
2005
Davis, Angela Y. and Tadiar, Neferti X, "Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Photography", Palgrave Publishers (in progress)
 
Mahon, Alyce, Eroticism and Art, "Erotic Fragmentation and Abjection”, Oxford University Press, England, pg. 267 (book with reproduced images)
 
Sinister Wisdom, No.64, Spring Issue, pg.7-9 (image)
2004
Oboler, Suzanne, and Gonzales, Deena J. (eds), "The Encyclopaedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States", Oxford University Press
 
Lazzari, Margaret & Schlesier, Donna, "Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach", New York
2003
Henry, Lisa, "Still Life / Natural Beauty", FotoFile, #44, November 2003, pg 16 - 20, Jones, Amelia, ARTFORUM, pg. 143, October issue
 
ZYZZYVA, Volume XIX.2, Fall 2003, pg. 81
 
Breen, Margaret & Blumenfeld, Warren (editors): "Butler Matters: Judith Butler's Impact on Gender and Queer Studies Since Gender Trouble, Ashgate Publishers (in progress)
 
"Only Skin Deep Changing Visions of the American Self ", International Center of Photography, catalog
 
Smith, Bill, "The Natural - Laura Aguilar, in the flesh", LA WEEKLY, Cover and feature article, January 10
2002
Achim Sommer, Nils Ohlsen (Hrsg.), "Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts" (The Nude in the Art of the 20th Century), Kunsthalle Emden, Wienand Verlag, 2002, pg. 89-90, 98-99
 
Mesa-Bains, Amalia, "Calafia / Califas - A Brief History of Chicana California"
 
Burgess Fuller, Diana, and Salvioni, Daniela, "Burning Down the House: Feminist Art in California"
 
Phillips, Sandra S., "Women Artists in California and Their Engagement with Photography", in "Women / Art / California - Parallels and Intersections 1950 - 2000", University of California Press, 2002, pg. 137-139, 173, 254
 
Nueva Luz, Commemorative Issue, May 2002
 
Aizpuru, Margarita, "The Beautiful Gender: Transformations and Continuities", Sala de Exposiciones de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, exhibition catalog essay
 
Knight, Christopher, "Female Artists Just Foolin' Around", Los Angeles Times, February 22
2001
Myers, Holly, "City, Too, Benefits from Grants", Los Angeles Times Calendar, June 7
 
Muchnic, Suzanne, "City-Sponsored Freedom", Los Angeles Times Calendar, Sunday, May 20
 
Davalos, Karen Mary, "Exhibiting Mestizaje - Mexican (American) Museums in the Diaspora", University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2001
 
"Encuentro Iberamericano de Fotografia, catalog, pg 15
 
Willis, Holly, "'Air Raids' in Support of Local Video", Artweek, Vol. 32, issue No. 1, January
2000
Jones, Amelia, and Warr, Tracey, "The Artist's Body", published by Phaidon Press, London
 
Hammond, Harmony, "Lesbian Art In America", New York 2000
 
Chicago, Judy and Lucie-Smith, Edward, "Women and Art", New York 1999
 
Rousseau, Ann Marie, "Of Heaven and Hell: Another Day in LA, Stillness and Motion, Laura Aguilar, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", PHOTO METRO, Volume 18
 
Martin, Victoria, "Laura Aguilar at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Artweek
 
Sichel, Berta, "Aztlan Today: The Chicano Postnation”, Exhibition catalog, published by Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, 1999-2000
 
"Egg The Arts Show”, Section "The Body”, KCET Los Angeles (with Carolee Schneemann and John Currin)
 
Rosenberg, Howard: ‘EGG’: It’s Not Always Just Breakfast”, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 2
1999
Nochlin, Linda, "Offbeat and Naked", feature article on artnet.com, November
 
Smith, Roberta, "In Connecticut, the Scars of War, the Works of Peace", The New York Times, July 30
 
Cottingham, Laura, "Laura Aguilar”, ArtPace Exhibition Essay, May
 
McGovern, Thomas, "Depictions of Class in West Coast Photography", Artweek, January
1998
Gerstler, Amy, "Art Attack", Los Angeles Magazine, November issue
 
Jones, Amelia, "Body Art - Performing the Subject," University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1998
 
"El jo divers" ("The Diverse Self"), Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelona, SpaiN
 
Cruewell, Constanze, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung/ Kultur, March 21
 
Gross, Roland, Berliner Morgenpost, Feuilleton, March 19
 
Huther, Christian, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, March 21
 
Deutsche Presseagentur, March 19
1996
"Chicana Creativity & Criticism," 2nd edition, edited by Maria Hererra-Sobek and Helena Maria Viramontes; published by University of New Mexico Press
 
Jones, Amelia, "Sexual Politics / Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist art History," (catalog), published by UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Westwood
1995
"Reframings - New American Feminist Photographies," pg. 242, 243, 244, 245; edited by Diane Neumaier; published by Temple University Press, Philadelphia
 
"In A Different Light," pg. 93; edited by Nayland Blake, Lawrence Rinder & Amy Scholder, published by City Lights Books San Francisco
1994
Foto Fest 94, pg.37, The 5th Biennial International Festival of Photography
 
Museo de las Artes, Universidad De Guadalajara (catalog)
 
"Uncontrollable Bodies - Testimonies of Identity and Culture," published by Bay Press
1993
Bad Girls (catalog), pg. 56, published by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
 
FlashArt, Aperto 93 Emergency
 
La Biennale di Venezia, XLV Espozsizione Internazionale d/Art 1993
1992
Frame-Work: The Journal of Images and Culture, Vol. 6, issue 1
 
Art in America, June 1992, No. 6, pg. 61
1991
Frame-Work: The Journal of Images and Culture, Portfolio 1991, Vol. 4
1990
The Photo Review, Vol. 13, No.3, summer 1990, Ed. Stephen Perloff, pg. 13
1987
The Photo Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, summer 1987, Ed. Stephen Perloff

Public Collections

 
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
 
DG Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
 
State Finance Office of Hessen, Germany
 
Latin American Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
Light Work, Syracuse, New York
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
 
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York
 
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department, Santa Monica, California
 
Stanford University, Stanford, California

Grants and Awards

 
Anonymous Was A Woman Award, New York, 2000
 
COLA, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, 2000
 
ArtPace, Residency, San Antonio, Texas, 1999
 
California Community Foundation's J. Paul Getty Grant for the Visual Arts, 1998
 
The James D. Phelan Art Award - Photography, sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation, administered by SF Camerawork, 1995
 
California Arts Council Fellowship, California Arts Council, Los Angeles, CA, 1994/95
 
Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council, through the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, 1991-94