Attila Richard Lukacs

Biography

Internationally recognized Canadian Painter, Attila Richard Lukacs was born in Alberta in 1962. In 1985, Lukacs graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. While still a student at Emily Carr, Lukacs and 7 other painters were selected for a show at the Vancouver Art Gallery titled The Young Romantics. The exhibition, curated at Scott Watson,  focused on new young painters whose work was seen as the return of painting.

 

Lukacs moved to Berlin in 1986, working at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin and in 1996, he relocated to New York City in order to be closer to the center of American art. In 2001, he left New York for Maui, Hawaii and finally returned to Canada in 2003. The artist now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where he maintains a full-time studio on the east side.

 

Lukacs became famous for his large, ambitious paintings depicting exaggerated masculine figures in the classical tradition. His paintings illustrate the artist’s intimate knowledge of the historical compositions and themes of David, Rembrandt, Giotto  and Caravaggio as well as the compositional devices of the miniature painters and illustrators of India and the Middle East.  Not just as figure painter, his range as an artist is evident in his stunning abstract paintings and collages as well as a collection of paintings of flowers  and trees and numerous etchings.

 

Lukacs has shown extensively internationally and has work in collections such as Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery,  Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Edmonton Art Gallery,  Art Gallery of Ontario,  National Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank,  Canadian Embassy, Saudi Arabia,  Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium ,Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Froahlich Collection, Germany, Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany, Phyllis Kind, New York, John Stewart Collection, New York, Salah Bachir, Toronto and Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany.

1962 - Born in Alberta, Canada

1985 - Graduated (Honours) Emily Carr College of Art and Design Vancouver, British Columbia

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017      HOBBS: Attila Richard Lukacs, Macaulay & Co Fine Art, Vancouver, British Columbia

2016      Attila Richard Lukacs, Samuel Jeffery, Darri Lorenzen, MAVRA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016      Becoming Animal/ Becoming Landscape, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Drama Queer: Seducing Social Change, Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2015      Attila Richard Lukacs & Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Gordon Smith’s Personal Collection, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver, British Columbia

2014      Over the Rainbow, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario

                Attila Richard Lukacs, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

2013      Full Frontal, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Attila Richard Lukacs, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

2011      Shore, Forest and Beyond Art from the Audain Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                UNREAL, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia. Curated by Daina Augaitis.

                Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Winsor Gallery

                Attila Richard Lukacs from the Collection of Salah J. Bachir, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton,      Ontario (solo) from the collection: Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Attila Richard Lukacs, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Attila Richard Lukacs: Polaroids, Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)

2010      ART FORUM Berlin, Berlin, Johnen Galerie

                Book Launch - Polaroids: Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris, Illingworth Kerr Gallery,  ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

                MALE, Maureen Paley Gallery. Curated by Vince Aletti

                Cinema Verite Redux, Gallery Sumukha , Bengaluru and Chennai, India. Curated by Shaheen Merali

2009      Polaroid Studies for Paintings, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Conceptualized and Curated by Michael Morris

2008      Polaroid Studies for Paintings, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Conceptualized and Curated                                 by Michael Morris

                Inside Darkness, Musée d’Art Contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, (solo)

                Still Lifes, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta (solo)

2006      PAINT, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Das achte Feld, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany

                Antisocial Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Le Corps Gay, Ecomusee du fier monde, Montreal, Quebec

                Vancouver School, Leo Marshall Center, North Vancouver, British Columbia

2005      Beyond Redemption, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, British Columbia

2004      Basement Show, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

                Works from the permanent collection, National Gallery Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (solo)

2003      Basement Show, Vancouver, British Columbia

                New Works, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Of Monkeys and Men, Dianne Faris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

2002      Le Corps Gay, Centre d’exposition du Vieux-Palais a Saint-Jerome, Saint-Jerome, Quebec

                Jake, Dadabase, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

2000      paperworx, Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

1999      Arbor Vitae, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Fresh Flowers, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

                Heads, Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

                Myths about my Garden, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York (solo)

1998      Galerie OZ, Paris, France (solo)

                Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

                Detention, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

                Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (solo)

                Telling Tales, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1997      Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York (solo)

                E-werk, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick (solo)

                Odd Bodies, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

                Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland

1996      E-werk, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (solo)

                London Regional Art and Historical Museums, E-werk, London, Ontario (solo)

                E-werk, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British     Columbia (solo)

                Naked Truths, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

1995      E-werk, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta (solo)

                E-werk, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (solo)

                Portraits, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York (solo)

                The Reconstructed Figure, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

                Ark, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Edmonton, Alberta (Solo)

1994      E-werk, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (solo)

                E-werk, Institute of Theoretical Painting Kunstwerk, Berlin, Germany (Solo)

                Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag, Mürzzuschlag am Semmering, Jahresmuseum, Austria

                E-werk, Chromapark, Berlin, Germany (solo)

                Informing Visions, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta

                ‘64 - ‘94 Contemporary Decades, Emily Carr Institute of Arts & Design, Vancouver, British               Columbia

1993      Different Strokes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California

                The Anxious Salon, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Cambridge, Massachusetts

                Aids Project, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

1992      Varieties of Love, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Die Schonen Sohne der Wuste, Moderne Kunst Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany (solo)

                Boudoir, Berlin, Germany (solo)

                Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany

                Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

1991      Das Goldene Zeitalter, Württembergischer Kunsteverein, Stuttgart, Germany

                Sixty Years Sixty Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Interferenzin-Kunst aus West Berlin 1960-90, Riga, Latvia, St. Petersberg, USSR

                The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul International Art Festival, Seoul, Korea

                Myth and Magic in America: The Eighties, Museo de Contemporeno de Monterrey, Monterrey,   Mexico

                Vollbild, Tableaux du Sida, Kutturzentrum, Bern, Switzerland

                Vollbild, Tableaux du Sida, La Fondation Deutsch, Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland

                Outrageous Desire, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1990      Bilder, Moderne Kunst Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany (solo)

                Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

                Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta (solo)

                London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario (solo)

                Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo)

1989      The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario (toured to Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta (solo)

                49th Parallel, New York, New York (solo)

1988      Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (solo)

                Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (solo)

                Galerie Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany (solo)

                Vollbild, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

                Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (Solo)

1987      Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980s, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York      (toured)

                Toyama Now ‘87: New Art Around the Pacific, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan

                London Life Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario

                West Coast Painting: New Directions, Canada House, London, England

1986      Mercer Union, Attila Richard Lukacs / Charles Rea, Toronto, Ontario

                Centre Canadien Culturel, 4 Vancouver Young Romantic Painters, Paris, France

                Convertible Showroom, 25 Young Canadian Artists, Vancouver, British Columbia

1985      Young Romantics, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Five Young Artists, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                Futura Bold Installation, Convertible Showroom, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Futura Bold, Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, British Columbia

1984      Warehouse Show, Vancouver, British Columbia

                Four Painters, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1983      Unit Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (solo) 2011    Polaroids, Johnen Galerie, Berlin,        Germany

 

PERFORMANCE / LECTURES

1997       Harvard Graduate School of Architecture, Lecture Series

2002       Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta (performance)

2000       Berlin, Ich hole meinen Koffer ab' Club Spyder Galaxy, Zurich, Switzerland (performance)

                National Ballet of Canada, 'Glen Gould' - 3 short works, Costumes and design

       

GRANTS  AND  AWARDS

1995/97/98/03/05/09 Canada Council, Arts Grant "A"

1986/87/89/91 Canada Council, Arts Grant "B"

RESIDENCIES

2004       School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2002       Alberta College of Art and Design, Visiting artists program & lecture series

1989       Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

86-88     Studio Residency Program, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED   COLLECTIONS

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

 Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

 Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

 Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta

 Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

 Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

 Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

 Canadian Embassy, Saudi Arabia

London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec

Froahlich Collection, Germany

Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany

Phyllis Kind, New York

John Stewart Collection, New York

Salah Bachir, Toronto

Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany

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