Born 1947 in Bronxville, New York
Works and lives in New York City
Since the 1970s, Louise Lawler has been making photographs that depict artworks in their everyday environments, removing the emphasis from the art object itself and focusing on the vantage points, framing devices, and sites of display that affect the reception of an artwork. In 2017 she was the subject of a one-person exhibition, WHY PICTURES NOW, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has had additional one-person exhibitions at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Dia:Beacon, New York; and Museum for Gugenwartskunst, Basel.