Born 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin


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

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

Selected Exhibitions

Johannes Esper & Lucas Reiner Nordenhake Gallery, Berlin
Dos Colectivos, USC Fisher Museum of Art, L.A. & Instituto de Artes Gràficas, Oaxaca
Evolver, L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles
Art and Spirit, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, California
Oasis,, Descanso Gardens, Alta Dena, California
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


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

Bibliography of Reviews

Abatemarco, Michael. "I See Men as Trees, Walking," Pasatiempo, August 2011.
Apice, Marzia., April 2010.
Bravo, Leonard. "Lucas Reiner: Griffin Contemporary," zingmagazine, Fall 1998.
Crockett, Tobey. "Lucas Reiner at Bennett Roberts," Art in America, May 1996.
Cutujar, Mario. "Painting Beyond the Idea," Art Scene, September 1995.
DiMichele, David. "Painting Beyong the Idea," Artweek, November 1995.
Fitzbar, Helga. "Mod," zingmagazine, Volume 3, Winter 2000.
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, November, 1995.
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, February 2003.
Frank, Peter. "Museum Pick - Planer: A Contemporary take on Landscape," LA Weekly, March 2006.
Frank, Peter. "Object Lessons," LA Weekly, October 3, 2007.
Gleason, Mat. "Lucas Reiner: Poetry in Motion," Bleach Magazine, June 1998.
Grider, Nicholas. "Minimalism, Theatricality and You," Artslant, October 9, 2007.
Heise, Rudiger. "West Coast Painting," Applaus Kultur Magazin, July/August 2005.
Hormel, Julie. "Eco-Transcendence," Visions Arts Quarterly, Fall 1993.
Mumford, Steve. "Lucas Reiner: milk, piss, blood, rust, dirt," zingmagazine, Winter/Spring 1997.
Newhouse, Kristine. "Sequel" at Domestic Setting, Artnet, April 2003.
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.
Pagel, David. "Style over Substance in 'Painting Beyond the Idea,'" Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1995.
Pagel, David. "Rogue Wave," Los Angeles Times, July 2005.
Schiechtl, Sylvia. "Lucas Reiner - Alberi,", Edition March 11, 2005.
Reynolds, Susan Salter. "Los Angeles Trees by Lucas Reiner," Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2009.
Roth, Charlene. "Urban Hymns at the Luckman," Artweek, 2000.
Wood, Eve. "Implied Narratives," Artnet, February 2003.

Visiting Artist

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


2012 - Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, USA
2011 - Art Division, Los Angeles, USA



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