Born Los Angeles, CA
Currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin



Parsons School of Design, Paris
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research, New York

Solo Exhibitions





New Paintings "Himmelsleiter" Galerie Biedermann, Munich
15 Stations. Etchings. Galerie Biedermann, Munich
I see men as trees, walking 333 Montezuma Annex, Santa Fe
Paintings and works on paper, Selections 2005 - 2010
Galerie Jürgen Pfaff, Schwarzenbruck
a little painting, Galleria Traghetto, Rome
Paintings and works on paper, Selections 2005 - 2010
Galerie Peter Baümler, Regensburg
On Fuller Avenue, Long Beach City College Gallery, Los Angeles
Dinter Fine Art, New York
Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Envoi, Kips Gallery, New York
Trees: Painting, Photograph, Film, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn
Fireworks, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
Alberi, Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Trees, Roberts/Tilton Project Room, Los Angeles
Paintings, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York
Starting with the Flower, Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Milk, Piss, Blood, Rust, Dirt, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York (catalog)
Paintings and Drawings, Bennett Roberts Fine Art, Los Angeles
Onyx Cafe, Los Angeles
Selected Exhibitions

Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Drawn, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
Selected Artworks, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills
Woods, DC Moore Gallery, New York
Landscape and Architecture, Irvine Art Center, Irvine, CA
Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
Fall Spotlight, 333 Montezuma Annex, Santa Fe, NM
American Embassy, Riga, Latvia
Speak for the Trees, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Speak for the Trees, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA
It's All Around You, Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, CA
Group, Carl Berg Projects, West Hollywood, CA
From the Desert to the Sea, to all of Southern California
Carl Berg Projects, West Hollywood
Palms, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Paesaggi Dell'Invisibile, Galleria Traghetto, Rome and Venice
Broodwork, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Tree Service, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles
Portraits, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles (catalog)
Mar Vista, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles
Its Gouache and Gouache Only, Geoffrey Young Gallery, New Barrington, CT
Its Gouache and Gouache Only, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
Close, Dinter Fine Art, New York
Summer Hours, Dinter Fine Art, New York
Gift Shop, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles
9 Generations of Otis, Otis Alumni Exhibition, Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles (catalog)
Planer, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles
Impression/Ism, City of Brea Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Rogue Wave II, L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles (catalog)
West Coast Painting, Galerie Biedermann, Munich (catalog)
Opening Bloom, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston
Arboretum, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Baume, Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Observations, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
Behind Door #9, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara
Kunst im Palais am Lenbachplatz, Munich
Crazy Thoughts Have Quick Wings, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Open Proposition, The Proposition, New York
Tinseltown, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles
Super Nature, Overtones, Los Angeles
International Unplugged, Los Angeles
Wet Paint, Brea Gallery, Los Angeles
Sequel, domestic setting, Los Angeles
L.A Hot, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston
Garner Tullis, New York
Utopian Grids, Coagula Gallery, Los Angeles
08 - 30 - 00, Gallery 138, Kent State University, Ohio
Urban Hymns, Luckman Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles
Summertime, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York
Stretching the Intimate, Motta Gallery, London
Mod, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York
Selected Works, Atelier Richard Tullis, Santa Barbara
Over the Mantle, Over the Couch, Tricia Collins, New York
Cine Sur, La Paz, Bolivia
Viktoria Reveals Secrets, Hanover
Duremos, Let's Last, Art and Idea, Mexico City
Prima Vera Video, Universidad Buenos Aires, Argentina
Viktoria Reveals Secrets, Gallery 242, New York
domestic setting, Post, Los Angeles
Cereijido Summer Video Festival, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York
Conversion, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York
Group Show, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York
Green, Factory Place Gallery, Los Angeles
Painting Beyond the Idea, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles (catalog)
Cover to Cover, The Work Space, New York
Pink and Innocent, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York
Group Exhibition, domestic setting, Los Angeles
The Spirit of the Matter, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York
A Working Title, E-space, Los Angeles
a perhaps hand, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles
Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York


Abatemarco, Michael, 'I See Men as Trees, Walking,' Pasatiempo, p. 37, August, 2011
Apice, Marzia, "a little painting review", April 2010 Link
Reynolds, Susan Salter, 'Los Angeles Trees,' by Lucas Reiner, Los Angeles Times. December 7, 2008
Grider, Nicholas, "Minimalism, Theatricality and You," Artslant, October 9, 2007
Frank, Peter, "Object Lessons," LA Weekly, October 3, 2007
Frank, Peter, Museum Pick: Planer: A Contemporary take on Landscape, L.A. Weekly, March, 2006
Nys Dambrodt, Shana, made in los angeles, Tema Celeste, January/February, 2006
Nys Dambrodt, Shana, Firework Paintings, Lucas Reiner at Carl Berg, Modern Painters, November 2005
Heise, Rudiger, West Coast Painting, Applaus Kultur Magazin, July/August, 2005
Schiechtl, Sylvia, Lucas Reiner Alberi,, Edition 3/11/05 Link
David Pagel, "Rogue Wave", Los Angeles Times, July, 2005
Kristine Newhouse, "Sequel" at Domestic Setting, Artnet, April, 2003
Eve Wood, "Implied Narratives", Artnet, February, 2003
Peter Frank, "Art Pick of the Week", LA Weekly, February, 2003
Charlene Roth, "Urban Hymns at the Luckman", Artweek, 2000
Helga Fitzbar, "Mod", zingmagazine, Volume 3, Winter 2000, pgs. 239-240
Leonard Bravo, "Lucas Reiner: Griffin Contemporary", zingmagazine, Vol. 2, Fall 1998, pgs. 236-237
Mat Gleason, "Lucas Reiner: Poetry in Motion", bleach magazine, June 1998, pgs. 1 - 6.
Steve Mumford, "Lucas Reiner: milk, piss, blood, rust, dirt" zingmagazine, winter/spring 1997
Tobey Crockett, "Lucas Reiner at Bennett Roberts", Art in America, May 1996, p. 116
Julie Hormel, "Eco-Transcendence", Visions Arts Quarterly, Fall 1993, p. 37
Mario Cutujar, "Painting Beyond the Idea", Art Scene, Sept. 1995, pgs. 14-15
David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1995, p. 4
David DiMichele, "Painting Beyong the Idea..." Artweek, November 1995, p. 23
Peter Frank,"Art Pick of the Week", L.A. Weekly, November 24, 1995, p.132


2011 - Art Division, Los Angeles
2007 - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles

Visiting Artist and Scholar

American Academy, Rome, Italy
CSU Northridge, Northridge, CA
Oberlin College, Cleveland, OH
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga
Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Cleveland
Parma Public Library, Parma, Ohio
Hola, Los Angeles
Santa Ana College, Santa Ana
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
IUAV, Venice, Italy
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Farmlab, Los Angeles
Woodbury College, Los Angeles


American Embassy, Riga, Latvia
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Jumex La Coleccion, Mexico
Staatlichen Graphischen Sammlung, Munich
West Collection, Oaks, Pennsylvania
Diözesan Museum, Freising


Nominated for Santa Monica Artist Fellowship, 2012
Lester Horten Award for Scenic Design, 2003