Born in Como, Italy 1969, Luisa Lambri’s images exist in the gaps of architecture where soft light touches the surface. Luisa grew up around Giuseppe Terragni’s buildings (Casa del Fascio) and Rationalism architecture, where the concrete grids and strict regimented lines influenced her subject selection.
Luisa studied at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Milan and went on to receive her Ph.D. from the Department of Visual Arts, Music and Theater at the University of Bologna. Currently, she works in Milan, Italy.
Luisa’s work demonstrates the relationship between architecture and light. Focusing on a corner, a door, or the depth of a window; she allows the light to skim the cold walls changing the tone to a warm invitation, as with Untitled (The Met Breuer, #07), 2016. Luisa’s images play with geometric shapes, space and subtle colours converting large empty spaces to the finest of details.
Luisa has an upcoming solo show at PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2021) and her work can be found in several museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, among others.
By Gabrielle Kynoch