b. Dresden, Germany, 1969



Studied painting at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich



Loretta Lux: Imaginary Portraits, Musrara, the Naggar School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel


Loretta Lux: Photographs, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy


Loretta Lux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden


Loretta Lux, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico


Loretta Lux, Imaginary Portraits, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland


Retrospective, Fotomuseum den Haag, The Netherlands

Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Loretta Lux, Imaginary Portraits, Sixth Moscow Photobiennale, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Loretta Lux, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Loretta Lux, Stadt Museum, Muenster, Germany



BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Botticelli. II suo tempo e il nostro tempo, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy


Off-Spring: New Generations, 21c Museum, Kansas City, MO


re:collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA


Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA


Menagerie, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA


Disturbing Innocence, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA


The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture, The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX


Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

Portrayal/ Betrayal, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The 35th Anniversary: The Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka Japan

Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, The Aperture Gallery, New York, NY


Out of Here — The Collectors Show, Van Abbenmuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

What’s In a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY

From Our Collection: Portraits, Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada

Von Engeln & Bengeln, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

Identity: Photographs in the Grażyna Kulczyk Collection, Art Stations Foundation, Poland

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Art Museum/Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX [traveling]


Streams of the New: Masterpieces from the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan

Danica Dakic, Loretta Lux, Anu Pennanen, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland

Present Tense: An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age, National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, Australia

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH [traveling]


Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

Chelsea Visits Havana, 10th Biennial of Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA [traveling]

Alternate Reality, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21C Museum, Louisville, KY


The Linked Ring, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


TEN, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA


Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

El Rei de la Casa. Adults als Deu, Nens als Quaranta, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain

Pretty Baby, The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (catalogue)

Contemporary, Cool and Collected, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy (catalogue)

In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Offspring: Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA


Arbeit an der Wirklichkeit, German Contemporary Photography, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan [traveling]


Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland

Focus On: New Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

N Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Museum of

Art, Raleigh, NC

Inventing Childhood, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand


About Face, Hayward Gallery, London

Making Faces, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Picture of Innocence, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

La Collection Ordóñez-Falcón, Le Botanique, Brussels


By the Sea, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Ninos, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain



Recipient, Infinity Award for Art, International Center of Photography, New York, NY


Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands

Hague Museum of Photography, Hague, The Netherlands

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Photo Museum, Munich, Germany

RISD Museum, Providence, RI

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY



“Loretta Lux’s Childhood Portraits Explore Fantasy And Isolation (PHOTOS).” Huffington Post 25 January 2012


“Visions of the Decade.” PDN Volume XXX Issue 1. January 2010


“Helgvalet.” Kulturhuset. April 2009


“Loretta Lux.” Pen with new attitude No. 234. 1 December 2008

Sayre, Carolyn. “Lens Crafters. Photographs can brood, dance, fool, enchane. A new crop of creators makes them do all that-and much more.” TIME Magazine 9 June 2008

“Designer’s It List.” Japanese Vogue February 2008.


“Vivre En 2020.” Le Monde October 2007

Ayers, Robert. “Scopes All Smiles.” ArtInfo 13 June 2007

“Loretta Lux.” Foto Magazine Wissen June 2007

“Loretta Lux.” Mac Power May 2007

Mariani, Anthony. “Where The Wild Things Are.” FW Weekly March/April 2007

Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Caller Times 18 March 2007

Smith, Roberta. “They Are Artists Who Are Women; Hear Them Roar.” The New York Times 23 March 2007

“Pretty Baby.” Fort Woth Key Magazine March 2007

“GuideLive” Dallas Morning News 24 February 2007.

Gardner, James. “Family Pictures [review]”. New York Post 9 February 2007

“Loretta Lux.” Foam Winter 2007


Amy. Michael “[Review].” Tema Celeste November/December 2006

Benedictus, Leo. “Loretta’s Best Shot.” The Guardian 23 November 2006

Sander, August. “Steht Pate.” Kunstmarkt October 2006

Zollner, Manfred. “Loretta Lux.” FotoMagazin October 2006.

Watson, April. “Loretta Lux Photographs at Yossi Milo Galerry.” Review September 2006

Guibourgé, Stephane. “Poupées.” Ikono Fall 2006

“Highlights: Loretta Lux [Review].” GUP Summer 2006

Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006

Johnson, Ken. “The Listing: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 16 June 2006

Johnson, Ken. “Last Chance: Loretta Lux [Review].” The New York Times 23 June 2006

Kerr, Merrily. “Loretta Lux [Review].” Time Out New York 15-21 June 2006

“Loretta Lux [Review].” The Art Newspaper June 2006.

“Loretta Lux [Review].” The New Yorker 19 June 2006.

Salzedo-Gramm, Viola. “Manipulating Youth.” New York Press 14-20 June 2006

Therond, Eve. “Le Monde Troublant de Loretta Lux.” French PHOTO June 2006

Healy, Murray. “A Paradise Lost.” Pop Spring/Summer 2006.

Conner, Jill. “Mining the Beautiful.” AfterImage May/June 2006.

DeFoore, Jay. “New Loretta Lux Images at Yossi Milo Gallery.” American Photo May 2006

“Goings On About Town.” The New Yorker 22 May 2006

“Loretta Lux at NYC’s Yossi Milo.” ArtInfo 26 April 2006.

Droitcour, Brian. “Troubled Kids.” The Moscow Times. 14-20 April 2006.

Foschi, Gigliola. “Loretta Lux.” Zoom March/April 2006

“Charakterköpfe.” Elle [German] March 2006

“March Calendar: Loretta Lux.” Modern Painters March 2006

Malpas, Anna. “On View...” The Moscow Times 24 March 2006

Gravagnuolo, Emma. “Sguardo sulla solitudine.” Arte February 2006.

Larking, Matthew. “German Photography: Reconfiguring your pasts.” The Japan Times Online 2 February 2006

[Cover] Time Out Moscow February 2006.

Remy, Patrick. “Picture Perfect.” Spoon January/February 2006.

Rose, Matthew. “Paris Photo Posts Stellar Sales.” Art and February 2006

Xmapa, Okcaha. “[Review].” KoMMepcaHT 29 February 2006

“[Review].” KoMMepcaHT 3 January 2006

Exley, Roy. “Under The Influence: Loretta’s Children.” Nexy Level Winter 2006.

Therond, Eve. “Village of the Damned.” Whitewall Magazine 2006


Gravagnuolo, Emma. “La Covata Malefica.” Arte (Italy) August 2005

“L’enfance de l’art: Loretta Lux.” Milk Spring 2005

“Loretta Lux: “Loretta’s World.” Eyemazing Spring 2005

Hart, Russell. “In Focus.” American Photo 3 May/June 2005

“No Joy for Britons in New York’s Lavish International Photography Awards.” The British Daily Journal 25 May 2005

Camhi, Leslie. “Free Spirits.” Vogue May 2005

“Best of Lux.” Entertainment 27 May 2005.

Tully, Nola. “Carefully Composed Inconsistency.” The New York Sun 12 May 2005

Sjostrom, Jan. “Norton Exhibit Tells Visual Secrets. Palm Beach Daily News 11 May 2005

Kane, Colleen. “Strange Little Girls.” Bust April/May 2005.

Naynard, Ed. “Going for Baroque” Modern Painters April 2005

“Art Museum Opens Singular Photography Exhibit.” Carolina 13 April 2006.

Wolinski, Natacha. “Loretta Lux: Portaits D’Infants en Enfants.” Beaux Arts Magazine April 2005.

“Mixed Up Childhood.” Auckland Art Gallery 2005 [catalogue]

Barins, Louise.”In Pictures: Loretta Lux.” Weekly Telegraph 16 March 2005

“Baring, Louise. “The Midas Retouch: How Loretta Lux’s Eerie Images Made Her Millions.” The Daily Telegraph 12 March 2005.: Arts and Books Section pg 1, 4-5

Woodward, Richard. “Reality Bites.” ARTnews February 2005

Merrit, Raymond, ed. Full of Grace. NY: PowerHouse Books 2005 [publication]

Fletcher, Jane. “Spellbound.” Portflio #42 2005

Lux, Loretta. Loretta Lux Aperture, 2005 [publication]


“Paris Photo 2004.” Hot Shoe December 2004

“Paris Photo 2004.” Photo News December 2004.

LaSala, Anthony. “Loretta Lux.” PDNedu Fall 2004

Zeaman, John. “What You See Is Not Necessarily What You Get.” Entertainment 28 November 2004.

Cowgill, Eric. “Paris Photo 2004.” ArtNet November 2004

Perée, Rob. “Loretta Lux Schildert Foto’s.“ Kunstbeeld September 2004

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: ‘Do’.” The New York Times 6 August 2004

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: “Innocence Found’. ” The New York Times 30 July 2004

“Infanzia Adulta.” Mood 2 July 2004

Stoll, Diana C. “Loretta Lux’s Changelings." Aperture #174 Spring 2004

Cheng, Scarlett. “A Glossy Finish.” Art+Auction Spring 2004

Wullschlager, Jackie. “When Seeing Follows Believing.” FT Weekend 12-13 June 2004

Gaston, Diana. “On My Mind.” Photograph May/June, 2004

Jones, Kristin M. “Loretta Lux.” Frieze May 2004

Lynch, Mary Ann. “The Photography Show, AIPAD 2004; The children of Loretta Lux: Alone Like the Rest of Us.” Camera Arts April/May 2004

Lau, Katja. “The Mysterious world of Loretta Lux.” Atomica April 2004

Gardner Jr., Ralph. “Tot Therapy.” New Yorker Magazine 19 April 2004

Conner, Jill. “Loretta Lux: New Work.” After Image March/April 2004

“Art and Entertainment.” New York Magazine 15 March 2004

“Sweetness and Blight.” The Reader 12 March 2004

Westerbeke, Julia. “Problem Child.” Time Out New York 4-11 March 2004

“Loretta Lux.” Photography Now January/March 2004

Photography Review. The New Yorker 1 March 2004

“Pix Portfolio” PDN/PIX March 2004

Schaernack, Christian. “Den Talk of the Town Provoziert Eine Neuentdeckung.” Handelsblatt 5/6 March 2004

Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004

“Photography” [Review]. Time Out New York 19-26 February 2004.

Salter, Kate. “Little Girl Lost.” The Sunday Telegraph Magazine 22 February 2004

Aletti, Vince. “Loving the Alien.” The Village Voice 25 February 2004

Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review.” The New York Times (weekend section) 6 February 2004.

Straub, Drew B. “Inchoate Borders between Brush and Lens.” Gay City News 5 February 2004

Waxman, Lori. “Critic’s Picks.” ARTFORUM online February 2004

Woodward, Richard B. “The Eerily Lovely Children of the Photoshop Generation.” The New York Times 29 February 2004

Koetzle, Hans-Michael. “Jetzt Junge Deutsche Sammeln.” Photo Technik International January/February 2004.

"Short List: Loretta Lux.“ The New Yorker 26 January 2004

Aletti, Vince. “Pick: Loretta Lux.” The Village Voice 21-27 January 2004


Noll, Ute. “Euroview: Loretta Lux.” Pluk November/December 2003.

Jötten, Frederik. “Focus Auf: Loretta Lux.“ Frankfurter Rundschau #39 27 September 2003.

Jamaldin, Sharifa. “Loretta Lux- Spot the Difference.” Baby Magazine #8 August 2003.

Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices: Shortlist.” The Village Voice 30 July- 5 August 2003.

“By The Sea.” The New Yorker 14, 23 July 2003.

Newhall, Edith. “Photography – See the Sea.” New York Magazine 14 July 2003.

Gockel, Cornelia. “Der Mensch ist eine Prima Projektionsfläche.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 26 May

Richter, Verena. “Kinder einer Verlorenen Welt.“ Welt am Sonntag. 4 May 2003.

Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung 2 March 2003.

Gockel, Cornelia. “Ernste Gesichter.“ Sueddeutsche Zeitung 3 February 2003.

“Ninos.“ Centro de Arte de Salamanca 2003.

Petersen, Anne. “Jünger schöner und trauriger werden diese Kinder nie mehr sein.“ Frankfurter


Brüggemann, Kerstin. “Loretta Lux: Kinderportraits.“ Profifoto #4 July/August 2002.

“Loretta Lux.“ Übersee #1 January 2002.


“Forum: Loretta Lux.” Camera Austria #73 2001.


Loretta Lux Catalogue, Galerie der Künstler, Munich 2000 [catalogue]

Zollner, Manfred. “Konstruierte Kindheit.“ Fotomagazin #8 August 2002