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Hot House Studio - Lita Albuquerque

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Lita Albuquerque was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Tunisia and France. In 1968, Albuquerque received her BFA at the Uni

versity of California, Los Angeles, and continued her education at the Otis Art institute from 1971 to 1972. In the late-70s, Albuquerque focused her work from painting to ephemeral works that took place in the open landscape including her large scale ephemeral pieces at public sites such as The Washington Monument (1980) The Great Pyramids (1996) and more recently the ice desert of Antarctica where she led an expedition and team of scientists and artists that culminated in the first and largest ephemeral art work created on the continent—Stellar Axis: Antarctica (2006). Her work has continuously explored the subject matters of mapping, the cosmos, and connectivity. Her paintings are a materialization of the ideas about color, light and perception first created in her ephemeral works. Through her use of pure pigments, gold leaf and copper, she engages perceptual and alchemical shifts in the viewing subject.

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