Gallery Luisotti

Los Angeles

Artists Bio

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
(b. in Berlin, Germany, 1938) She lives and works in Düsseldorf (Germany).

Schulz-Dornburg is a German photographer and artist known for her conceptual series (mostly black and white) photographs. She received the 2016 AIMIA AGO Photography Prize from the Art Gallery of Ontario and in 2018 won the Catalogue of the Year award at the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards for ‘The Land In Between’. Her first career survey was on view at Frankfurt's Stadel Museum in the summer of 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘No man's land’, British Museum, the 2017 Canadian Biennial; and ‘Waiting’, Hamburg Kunsthalle.

Peter Holzhauer
(b. in Portland, USA, 1978) Lives and works in Los Angeles (USA).

Holzhauer earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2004 and an MFA from UCLA in 2007. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions around Los Angeles including Night Gallery, Luckman Gallery, Margo Leavin Gallery, M+B and the Hammer Museum. His prints are held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum and the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. His photographs have been published in Blind Spot, N+1 and Artforum magazines. He has been teaching at the USC Roski School of Art and Design since 2011.

Hannah Karsen
(b. in Chicago, USA) Lives and works in Los Angeles (USA).

Hannah Karsen's work concerns itself primarily in an investigation of the boundaries and limitations of sentimentalism. She is interested in the ontological emptiness of spaces in the periphery- both the intimacy and regard, and the ephemera of occurrences. The images she makes deal with encounter and presence but also a relationship of distance and duration. The sensibility of this overlap speaks to an indexicality of sentimentalism. Karsen received her MFA from the University of California, Riverside in 2016. Since then she has exhibited in Los Angeles at Gallery Luisotti, Roger's Office, and will be exhibited at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside in 2019. A group of her work was recently acquired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for its permanent collection.

Gallery Statement

Founded in 1996 by Theresa Luisotti as a platform for affirming conceptual and landscape photography made during and after the 1960s as vital to the discourse and history of contemporary art. A driving thesis of the gallery is the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape," which was at George Eastman House. That exhibition introduced a new understanding of the landscape photograph as well as the serial format as a conceptual gesture. Its roster of artists is marked by an openness to new developments in contemporary photography, whether it is an awareness of issues relating to gender and race, or rigorous studio practices or proliferation of the post-modern narrative photograph.

Artists at Material

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Peter Holzhauer
Hannah Karsen

Represented or Affiliated Artists

Lewis Baltz
Frank Breuer
Joachim Brohm
John Divola
Frank Gohlke
CJ Heyliger
Shirley Irons
Ron Jude
Simone Nieweg
Peter Holzhauer
Simon Norfolk
Heinrich Riebesehl
Milton Rogovin
Mark Ruwedel
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Toshio Shibata
Catherine Wagner


United States - Los Angeles
2525 Michigan Ave A2