Sharon Lockhart


Sharon Lockhart, Enrique Nava Enedina: Oaxacan Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, 1999, Chromogenic development prints, Three parts, overall: 49 × 217 ½ in. (124.5 × 552.5 cm), Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of George and Lori Bucciero, 1999.53.a–c
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, © 1999 Sharon Lockhart
Sharon Lockhart, On Kawara: Whole and Parts, 1964-95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, January 24–April 5, 1998, 1998, Chromogenic development prints, Four parts, installed: 64 ½ x 240 in. (163.8 × 609.6 cm), Four parts, each: 64 ½ x 49 in. (163.8 × 124.5 cm), Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund, 2001.3.a–d
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, © 1998 Sharon Lockhart
Installation view, Sharon Lockhart, Mar 3–May 20, 2001, MCA Chicago
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


This exhibition is the largest and most significant solo presentation of the Los Angeles–based photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart in an American museum to date, and presents a survey of her work from 1994 to the present. Lockhart investigates the relationship between the photograph and the motion picture in works that employ a cinematic mise en scène to present a uniquely personal and unconventional image of people from other cultures.

This exhibition is curated by Associate Curator Dominic Molon.


This exhibition and its national tour are generously sponsored by the Sara Lee Foundation.