Lucinda Devlin


Lucinda Devlin Biography












Born 1947.

MFA , Photography, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1974.

Graduate Studies, Photography, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, 1972.

BS, English/Art, Eastern Michigan University, 1971.


Photographs in Public Collections

The Alexander Art Hotel, Indianapolis.

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.

Birmingham Museum of Art, AL.

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.

Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

Collection Ackermans at Landessammlungen NRW, dusseldorf, Germany.

DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.

Edgewater Development Corporation, Syracuse, NY.

Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Guggenheim Museum, NYC.

Houston Museum of Art, Houston, TX.

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lightwork, Syracuse, NY.

m Bochum Kunstvermittlung, Bochum, Germany.

Milwaukee Art Museum, WI.

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, UK.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL.

Photographic Archives, University of Louisville, KY.

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Gary M. Hoffer Memorial Collection.

Princeton University Art Museum, Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship Collection.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

SIC! Stavanger International Collection Norway, Sweden.

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN.

Whitney Museum of Art, NY.


Book Publications

Lucinda Devlin: Lake Pictures, Steidl, 2020.

Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines, Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2017.

Lucinda Devlin, Artist at Work, video for JGS, Inc.

Water Rites, Steidl, 2003.

Pleasure Ground, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Nov. 2002.

The Omega Suites, Steidl, 2000.

Lucinda Devlin, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer: Raume, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria 1999.


Solo Exhibitions


Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines, Retrospective exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.

Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.



Dark 2, International Light Art Museum, Unna, Germany (The Omega Suites).

Lucinda Devlin: Lake Pictures, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.



Field Culture, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.



Lucinda Devlin, Artist at Work, video for JGS, Inc.

The Omega Suites, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Geneva Photography Center, Switzerland (The Omega Suites).



Subterranea, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.

The Omega Suites, Transit Art Space, Skansekaien, Stavanger, Norway.



Again: Serial Practices in Contemporary Art, work from the Cartin Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

A Place Without a Place, Lucinda Devlin and Lynne Cohen, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Water Rites, Paul Rodgers 9/W Gallery, New York, NY.

Death Bizarre (The Omega Suites), Center For Creative Photography, Woodstock, NY



Pleasure Ground, The Omega Suites, Paul Rodgers 9W Gallery, New York, NY.

The Omega Suites, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrucken, Germany.



The Omega Suites, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI.

The Exonerated, a film directed by Bob Balaban, with Susan Sarandon; featuring the works of Lucinda Devlin from The Omega Suites series.



The Omega Suites, Goethe Institut Hongkong.



Water Rites, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (catalogue).



Pleasure Ground, Corporal Arenas, The Omega Suites; Indianapolis Museum of Art (catalogue)Bio .

The Omega Suites, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, Germany (catalogue).

The Omega Suites, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.

Pleasure Ground, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France (catalogue).

The Omega Suites, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.



The Omega Suites, Johnson County Community College Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

Weitere Serien/Other Series: Corporal Arenas, Habitats, Water Rites, Galerie m-Bochum, Germany.

Neue Photoserien: Habitats, Corporal Arenas, Pleasure Ground, Brotfabrik Galerie, Berlin, Germany.



The Omega Suites, Paul Rodgers 9/W, New York, NY.

Water Rites and The Omega Suites, DAAD Galerie, Berlin Germany (catalogue).



The Omega Suites, Erpis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.



Un Raume, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.



The Omega Suites, Museum of Art, University of Southern Mississippi.



The Omega Suites, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Omega Suites, Fotofeis '95, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Invited Artist (catalogue).



The Omega Suites, Tartt Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada.

The Photographer's Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada.

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.



The Omega Suites, Menschel Gallery, Syracuse, NY.



Lucinda Devlin-Fotografias, Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia.

Lucinda Devlin-Color Photographs, The Photography Gallery, Harbour Front, Toronto, Canada.



Photo Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.



Lucinda Devlin, Color Photograph, Photospace, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb.



Pleasure Ground, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe.



Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI.



Pleasure Ground, Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.

Pleasure Ground, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pleasure Ground, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia.



Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO.


Selected Group Exhibitions


State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis.



Cause & AEffect: Art That Speaks Out, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis.

State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.



LAND__SCOPE, The Munchner Stadtmuseum, Germany.

Still Water, Politiken des Wassers, Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Germany.



40 Years! Surveys with the Camera Since 1977, Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, Germany.



About Water: Painting and Photography from William Turner to Olafur Eliasson, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany (Lake Pictures).

Through Women's Eyes: From Diane Arbus to Letizia Battaglia, 21 Streetwise Women, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy (The Omega Suites).

Sleepless--Beds in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Belvedere Museum, Vienna.



Farbe Form Fotografie Flache, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt.



re-framing the Feminine, Girls Club Collection, FL.

DEAD_Lines. Death in art-media-everyday life, Von der Heydt Kunsthalle, Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany.

Play It Again Sam, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.

Religion and Riten, Art Foyer, DZ Bank, Frankfurt.



Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Haunted Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain.

Auf die Platze. Die Sportausstellung, Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden, Germany.

Dead-Lines? Pictures of Death in Everyday Art Media, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany.



Exposed:Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, Tate Modern, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Broken Lines, Ann Klinkhammer Gallerie, Dusseldorf.

Horizons 20/21, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN.

Out of Control, 7th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium.



BMW Finalist Exhibition, Paris Photo.

Zeitzenossische aus Deutschland und China, Wuhan Museum of Fine Art.

Yesterday & Tomorrow: Issues in Contemporary Photography, Ruschman Art Gallery, Indianapollis.



Rendez-vous mit dem Realen. Die Spur des Traumas in der Kunst, Kunstsammlungen der Rhur Universitat Bochum, Campus Museum, Bochum, Germany.

exitus-Tod altaglich, Kunstlerhaus Wien, Austria.

Under Pain of Death, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC.



Again: Serial Practices in Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.

A Place Without a Place, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece (with Lynne Cohen, catalogue).

Sublime: Work from the Collection of DZ Bank, Romer 9, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt.

Time Is Always Now, m Bochum Galerie, Germany.

Prison, Bloomberg SPACE, London (The Omega Suites).

Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL (Second Biennial Photography Auction, catalogue).

Die Liebe zum Licht, Museum Bochum, Germany (catalogue).

Zum Sterben schon. Alter, Totentanz und Sterbekunst, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, (catalogue).

Death Bizarre, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (The Omega Suites).



Il Prigioniero, La Vida Breve," Greek National Opera, Athens (The Omega Suites).

Die liebe zum Licht, Stadtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany.

Home:Living With Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

Art for Shelter, Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin (catalogue).

Der verletzbare Korper, Forum fur Fotografie, Cologne, Germany.

Summertime, m Bochum Galerie Germany.



Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights, (Pleasure Ground) The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NY.

Duty or Delight:Contemporary Art and the Rhetoric of Power, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY.

Circa '69, Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan.



International Contemporary Art Biennial of Seville, Spain.

Commodities, Celebrities, Death and Disaster, Lucinda Devlin (The Omega Suites), Andy Warhol, Michael Bevilacqua, Yasumasa Morimura, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas.



Lucinda Devlin "Corporal Arenas" & Peter Hendricks "Sehsuchtig Sehnsuchtig," Darmstadt, Germany.

toten, (The Omega Suites), Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt, Germany.

3ter Umbau-The Omega Suites, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

The Omega Suites, Arkureyi Art Museum, Iceland.

Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights, (Pleasure Ground) EMP Live, Seattle, Washington.

Todesstrafe, The Omega Suites, Histrisches Museum Luzern, Switzerland.

M-ARS, Kunt und Krieg, The Omega Suites, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum, Germany.



Excess, (Pleasure Ground), Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL.

Der (im-)perfekte Mensch, Vom Recht auf Unvollkommenheit, (The Omega Suites) Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.

Schweiz und Kunstraum Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria.

Krokodil und Schwein , Fotosafari in der Grosstadt, (Habitats), Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, Germany.

Power, (The Omega Suites), Casino Luxemburg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxemburg.

Aubes Reveries au bord de Victor Hugo, (The Omega Suites), Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris.

The Omega Suites and Water Rites, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umea, Sweden.

Gewalt in der Gengenwartskunst, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland.

The Culture of Violence, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Pleasure Ground, 25th Biennale Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Omega Suites, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

Formal/Social The Omega Suites and Pleasure Ground, Kunstverein Munster, Germany.

No Exit: Images of Imprisonment, San Francisco Camerawork, CA.

Pleasure Ground, Paul Rodgers/9W, New York, NY.



Plateau of Mankind, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

In A Lonely Place, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England.

The Omega Suites, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany.

Art of Well-Being - The Aesthetics of Recreation, artForum, Merano, Italy.

The Omega Suites, Johnson County Community College Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

In Cold Blood, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz.



Katastrophen und Desaster-Das jahrhundert am Ende, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

Landschaft in der Zeitgenossischen Fotografie, Aus der Sammling der DG Bank, Landesmuseum,Oldenburg, Germany.



The Omega Suites, Photo Gallery of Naniwa, Osaka, Japan.

A Piece of Furniture, Anselm Dreher Gallerie, Berlin, Germany.

Lucinda Devlin, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer: Raume, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria.



Under/Exposed, Stockholm Underground, Sweden.



Matters of a Fine Wall, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.



Photography in the 1990s, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH.

Macht/Onmacht, International Cultural Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium.

Discipline and Photography, The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL.



Fotofeis '95 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland.

Crimes and Punishments, Philadelphia Art Alliance, in conjunction with "Prison Sentences."

Meta/Physics: Crossing Boundaries in Contemporary Photography, DePree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI.

The Omega Suites, Architecture School Gallery, Technical University of Nova Scotia in conjunction with Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada.

Two Photographers: Sylvia deSwann and Lucinda Devlin, Art Gallery, College of St. Rose, Albany NY.



Evidence of Death: Andres Serrano, Sophie Calle, Lucinda Devlin, James VanderZee, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.



Working with Tradition: The Academic Artist, Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY and The New York State Museum, Albany, NY.



Murder as Phenomena, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.

Medicine Body, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Bloomington.



Myth, Spirituality and Culture, College Art Gallery, SUNY New Paltz.

Women Viewing Women, Art Gallery, Rockford College, IL.



Public Exposures: One Decade, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada.

Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo State University, TX.

Photographer's Fund Recipients, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.



Photograph As Document, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.

Cross Section, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

Signs of Life, ArtLink, Fort Wayne, IN, Curator's Choice Award.



Technological Simulations, Another Gallery, Syracuse, NY.



American Color, New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces.

Photo Environments: Real & Imagined, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls.

Pleasure Ground, New Works Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago.



Personification of Space: Lucinda Devlin and Michelle Van Parys, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.

New Developments, Contemporary American Photography, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC.

Photography: A Regional Survey, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA.

Central New York, Inside and Out, Cortland Arts Council, Cortland, NY.



Lightwork, Photography Over the 70's and 80's, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, Featured Artist.

Pleasure Ground, Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse, NY Collaboration with video artist John Orentlicher.

Transformation II, Wilson Art Gallery, Lemoyne College, Syracuse, NY.



Artists of Central New York, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY.



Cultural Engineering, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (with Tom Sherman).

Cultural Engineering, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Unrestricted Color, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.



Light Fantastic Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

Color Realism, Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse, NY.

CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

CAPS Photography Award Show, Nikon House Gallery, New York, NY.

Gary M. Hoffer Memorial Art Collection, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.



Photo Gallery, Detroit Public Library.

Seven from Syracuse, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Magic Silver Show, Clara Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KY.

Refocus '78, University of Iowa, Iowa City.



Southwest Center of Photography, Austin, TX.



Photography and Language, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Americana, Creative Eye Photo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

How America Lives, Midtown Y Gallery, New York, NY.

Monuments, An Exhibition of Visual Sociology, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY.



J. Walter Thompson Gallery, Detroit, MI.



University of Michigan Art Gallery, Ann Arbor.



Photography '72, Toledo Museum of Art, OH.




Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship.



Lead Award, Akademie Bildsprache, Hamburg, Germany.



Mississippi Arts Commission, Artist Grant.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Photography Award.

Artist Residency, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Berlin, Germany.



New York Foundation for the Arts, The Catalogue Project.



Artist Residency, LaNapoule Art Foundation and NEA, LaNapoule, France.



National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship.

Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Artist Fellowship.



NEA/Japan Fellowship Exchange, Alternate Finalist.



The Photographers Fund, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.



Artists Project Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, with video artist John Orentlicher.



Creative Artists in Public Service (CAPS) Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts.



Lightwork Photography Grant, Lightwork Visual Studies, Syracuse, NY.