leonid lamm

biography

Leonid Lamm was born in Moscow in 1928. The artist was educated at the Moscow Institute of Architecture between the years 1944 and 1947 and the Moscow Poligraphic Institute from 1949 to 1954. In 1973, three weeks after applying from emigration, Lamm was arrested and ended up spending three years in Soviet prisons and labor camps. In 1982, he finally immigrated to New York, where he still lives and works today.

selected personal exhibitions

2010
Leonid Lamm Retrospective, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2009
From Utopia to Virtuality, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2005
Codes Geometry:Yakov, Chernikhov,Leonid Lamm, State Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2002
Insinuations, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

2001
Retrospective, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Conneticut

2000
Birth of an Image, Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, New Jersey

1999
Leonid Lamm, Howard Schickler Fine Art, New York

1998
Birth of an Image, Duke University Museum of Art Durham, North Carolina

Academy of Art, Kassel, Germany

Works on Paper 1940s-1990s, Duke University Museum of Art Durham, North Carolina

1997
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, New York

1994
Leonid Lam: Homage to Chernikhov, Howard Schickler Fine Art, New York

1993
Gallery Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

1992
Irving Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1991
Sots-Geo, 1+1=, Berman-E.N. Gallery, New York

1990
Welcome to Equality: Sots-Geo, Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, New York

1989
Fondo del Sol, Washington, DC

1987
Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986
Seventh Heaven, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1985
Recollection From the Twilight Zone, Firebird Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

1978
Retrospective, Central Artist's House, Moscow

Retrospective, Dostoevsky Museum, Leningrad

1967
Happening, Mayakovsky Monument, Moscow

selected group exhibitions

2008
New York-Moscow: Session of Simultaneous Game, Chelsea Museum, New York

2007
New York-Moscow: Session of Simultaneous Game, State Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow

SOTS-ART, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

SOTS-ART, Maison Rouge, Paris

Adventures of the Black Square, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Collages Russes, Galerie Blue Square, Paris

2006
Time of Changes, Art of the Soviet Union 1960-1985, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York

MADI: Its Roots. Artists from Russia through Uruguay to Argentina in the 20th Century, MADI Museum, Dallas, Texas

2004
1990s, Contemporary Art Center, Moscow

2002
Works from the Museum Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2001
Russian Abstract Art, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2000
Seeing isn't Believing,  Lamont Art Gallery, at Phillips Exeter Academy, Massachusetts

1999
Soviet and Post-Soviet SOTS-ART & American POP-ART, Frederick R.Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota

1998
Constructivist Roots: Present Concerns, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (traveling exhibition)

1996
Russian Conceptual Art of the 1980s, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina

1995
Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1988, The Jewish Museum of Art, New York

From Gulag to Glasnot, Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, New Jersey

Russian Non-Conformist Art: 1957-1995, Withel - Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen on Rhein, Germany

Russian Non-Conformist Art 1957-1995, Documenta Halle, Kassel, Germany

1994
Art New York International, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York

Four Russian Messages, Hal Broom Gallery, New York

From Drama to Carnival, Evergreen Fine Art Museum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

1993
Old Symbols, New Icons, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York

The George Riabkov Collection of Russian Art, Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, New Jersey

Monumental Propaganda, Courtyard Gallery World Financial Center, New York (traveling exhibition)

1992
Three Generations of Sots-Art, Lenin Museum, Moscow

Glasnost Under Glass, Ohio State University, Bricker Hall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1991
The Colors of Money, Musée de la Poste, Paris

New Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Back to Square One, Nathan Berman - E.N. Gallery, New York

After Perestroika, Irving Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Sixth International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, California

1990
Other Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Moscow

1989
Soviet-American Artists, Hal Broom Gallery, New York

Transit: Russian Artists Between East and West, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York (traveling exhibition)

1988
Soviet Emigrés Artists, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

1987
Russian and Soviet Political Art: 1990-1986, Buruch College Gallery, New York

Salon of Independents, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986
Sots-Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (traveling exhibition)

1959
International Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany

1957-1959
Exhibition of Young Moscow Artists, Exhibition Hall Union of Artists, Moscow

1955
Painting and Sculpture, Art Museum, Saratov, USSR

selected public collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Jewish Museum of Art, New York

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Library of Colombus and Franklin County, Colombus, OH

Museum Tsaritsyno, Moscow

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

The New York Public Library, New York

Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

National Art Gallery, Cambera, Australia

Leonid Lamm : Dollar, Red	 SOLD
Leonid Lamm : Dollar 1990-93, ed. 5/8 bronze, aluminum, enamel 53.5 x 16.5 x 15 cm
Leonid Lamm : Dollar, Blue 1990-91 silkscreen, ed. 3/50 107.5 x 79 cm
Leonid Lamm : Apple 2, Seventh Heaven Series	 1974-86	 Oil on canvas	 104.2 x 104.2 cm
Leonid Lamm : We are Flying From Seventh Heaven series 1973 - 86 oil on canvas 104 x 130 cm
Leonid Lamm : Untitled (Bruni) 1976 oil on masonite and wood 75 x 108 cm
Leonid Lamm : Though I am Drunk at Times... 1991 photocollage on board 46.67 x 23.18 cm
Leonid Lamm : Pictograms 1991 oil on canvas 178 x 178 cm
Leonid Lamm : Angels 1991 oil on canvas 178 x 178 cm
Leonid Lamm : Three Squares	 1988	 assemblage	 63.5 x 150 x 63.5 cm
Leonid Lamm : Token 1991 gold, enamel, acrylic on canvas 183 x 183 cm

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