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Attila Richard Lukacs


1985 Graduated (Honours) Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
1997 Elected Member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
2008 Attila Richard Lukacs / Polaroids / Michael Morris, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
  Lily of the Vallery: Attila Richard Lukacs, Still Life Paintings Helen Lukacs, Garden, curated by Katherine Ylitalo, The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff AB
2007 Attila Richard Lukacs Exhibition, Hamilton Artists Inc. Headquarters, Hamilton, ON
2006 Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Museum Ludwig, Das achte Feld, Koln, Germany
  Antisocial Gallery (solo), Vancouver, BC
  L'Ecomusee du fier monde, Le Corps Gay, Montreal, QC
  Vancouver School, Leo Marshall Center, North Vancouver, BC
2005 Beyond Redemption, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC
2004 Basement Show, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  National Gallery Canada, works from the permanent collection, Ottawa, ON
2003 Basement Show, Vancouver, BC               
  worx I and II, Lehmann Leskiw + Schedler Fine Arts, Toronto, ON  (solo)
  Of Monkeys and Men, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC (solo)
  New Works, Belkin Sattelite, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (solo)
2002 Le Corps Gay, Centre d'exposition du Vieux-Palais a Saint-Jerome, Saint-Jerome, QC
  Xeno at Dadabase, Jake, Vancouver, BC 
2000 paperworx, Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1999 Arbor Vitae, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  Fresh Flowers, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (solo)
  Heads, Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland  (solo)     
  Myths about my Garden, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998 Galerie OZ, Paris, France (solo)
  Galerie Schedler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
  Attila Richard Lukacs, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, ON (solo)
  Detention, 469 King, Toronto, ON (solo)
  Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (solo)
  Telling Tales, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC       
1997 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
  E-werk, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB (solo)                         
  Odd Bodies, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  KUNST 97, Zurich, Switzerland, Galerie Schedler, Warth 
1996 E-werk, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo)
  E-werk,London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON (solo)
  E-werk, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  Naked Truths, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
1995 E-werk, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)
  E-werk, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB (solo)
  Portraits, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  The Reconstructed Figure, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
  Ark, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Edmonton, AB (Solo)
1994 E-werk, MusÈ d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, QC (solo)      
  E-werk, Institute of Theoretical Painting Kunstwerk, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  Murzzuschlag am Semmering, Kunsthaus Murzzuschlag, Jahresmuseum, Austria
  Chromapark, E-werk, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  Informing Visions, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  '64-'94 Contemporary Decade, Emily Carr Institute of Arts & Design, Vancouver, BC
1993 Different Strokes, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA            
  The Anxious Salon, MIT List Visual Art Centre, Cambridge, MA
  The New Renaissance, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  Aids Project, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
1992 Die Schonen Sohne der Wuste, Moderne Kunst Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany (solo)
  Boudoir, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
  Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany
1991 Das Goldene Zeitalter, Wuerttembergischer Kunsteverein, Stuttgart, Germany
  Sixty Years Sixty Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Riga, Latvia, Interferenzin-Kunst aus West Berlin 1960-90, St. Petersberg, USSR
  Seoul International Art Festival, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  Myth and Magic in America:  The Eighties, Museo de Contemporeno de Monterrey, Monterrey, MX
  Kutturzentrum, Vollbild, Tableaux du Sida, Bern, Switzerland, La Fondation Deutsch, Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland   
1990 Bilder, Moderne Kunst Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany (solo)
  Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB (solo)
  London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON (solo)
  Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)
  Artropolis '90, The Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC
1989 The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (toured to Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB)
  49th Parallel (Diane Farris Gallery), New York City, NY
1988 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  Plug-In Gallery, Winnepeg, MB
  Vollbild, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
  Galerie Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany
1987 Art Cologne 87, Diane Farris Gallery, Cologne, Germany                   
  Morality Tales:  History Painting in the 1980s, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY (toured)
  Toyama Now '87:  New Art Around the Pacific, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
  London Life Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON
  West Coast Painting:  New Directions, Canada House, London, England
1986 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Attila Richard Lukacs / Charles Rea, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
  4 Vancouver Young Romantic Painters, Centre Canadien Culturel, Paris, France
  Convertible Showroom, 25 Young Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
1985 Young Romantics, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Five Young Artists, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Contemporary Canadian Painting, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  Futura Bold Installation, Convertible Showroom, Vancouver, BC
  Futura Bold, Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, BC
  Marginal Practice: Drawings by Attila Richard Lukacs, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto,
1984 Warehouse Show, Vancouver, BC            
  Four Painters,Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Harvard Graduate School of Architecture, Lecture Series
2002 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB (performance)
2000 'Berlin,Ich hole meinen Koffer ab' Club Spyder Galaxy, 6.10.2000 (performance)
  National Ballet of Canada, 'Glen Gould' - 3 short works, Costumes and design
2004 Drawing Out the Demons: A Film About the Artist Attila Richard Lukacs, 78 min,        documentary
1997 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts


Canada Council, Arts Grant "A"
86/87/89/91 Canada Council, Arts Grant "B"
1986-88 Studio Residency Program, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2004 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2002 Alberta College of Art and Design, Visiting artists program & lecture series
1989 Banff Centre, Banff, AB
1986-88 Studio Residency Program, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, BC
Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Canada Council Art Bank,Ottawa
Canadian Embassy, Saudi Arabia
London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Musee d'Arts Contemporain, Montreal, QC
Froahlich Collection, Germany
Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Phyllis Kind, NY
John Stewart Collection, NY
Salah Bachir, Toronto, ON
Dietmar Werle, Cologne, Germany
Baerwaldt, Wayne. Attila Richard Lukacs: Between Tradition and Desire. Winnepeg, Plug-In Gallery, 1988.
Bourdon, David. Seoul International Art Festival: Works on Mulberry Paper. Seoul, Korea: The National Museum of Contemporary Art,1991.
Cervantes, Miguel. Myth and Magic in America; The Eighties. Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, 1991.
Danzker, Jo-Anne Birnie. Toyama Now. Toyama, Japan: The Museum of Modern Art, 1987
Dompierre, Louise. Attila Richard Lukacs. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1989
Gagnon, Paulette. Attila Richard Lukacs. Montreal: Le Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, 1994.
Kroker, Arthur. Attila Richard Lukacs: Painting the Hysterical Male. Vancouver: Diane Farris Gallery, 1990.
Mayor, Robin. Attila Richard Lukacs:Recent Works 1990. Calgary, Alberta: Illingworth Kerr Gallery 1990.
Osterwold, Tilman. Das Goldene Zeitalter. Stuttgart, Germany: Wurttenbergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Edition Cantz, 1991.
Sololowski, Thomas. Attila Richard Lukacs. Vancouver: Diane Farris Gallery, 1990
Sokolowski, Thomas. Attila Richard Lukacs. New York:49th Parallel, 1989.
Sololowski, Thomas. Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980's. New York: Independent Curators Inc., 1987.
Wagner, Frank. Vollbild. West Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft fur bildene Kunst, 1988.
Watson, Scott. Adoration and Denial: Attila Richard Lukacs. Berlin:Kunstlerhaus Bethanien,1988
Watson, Scott. Young Romantics. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1985. Inserted Vanguard 14 (Summer 1985).
2008 Starke, Sean, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, hobo magazine, Issue No. 9, Spring/ Summer 2008
1999 Frances Hill, Mary, ?From college to the world limelight, artists step forward in Futura Bold?, May 6-12
  Gustafson, Paula, ?Futura Bold Hits Its Stride After 15 Years?, The Georgia Straight, May
  MacDonnell Eichhorn, Virginia, ?Created in Our Own Image?, Artfocus, Winter/ Spring 1999: 18-20
  Milroy, Sarah, ?Vancouver painters reach critical mass?, The Globe and Mail, May 15
  Thompson, Jane L., ?Mooning the mayor?, The National Post, January 23
  Tousley, Nancy, ?Fast Forward?, Canadian Art: Fall 1990

Bowness, Gordon, ?Get the Ruler?,XTRA! October 8, 1998: 33

  Cronin, Ray, ?Beaverbrook Art Gallery in tune with the times?, The Daily Gleamer, May 23
  Gopnik, Blake, ?Safe Sex?,The Globe and Mail, October 17
  Kelly, Deirdre, ?An Eye for the provocative?, Globe and Mail, October 17
  Raphael, Mitchel, ?Oh, For a Man In Black Socks?, National Post, November 2
  Turner, Grady T, ?Attila Richard Lukacs at Phyllis Kind?, Art in America, September 1998

?A Thing of Beauty?, Art & Design, No. 54

  Brown, Kelvin, ?Still naughty after all these years??, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, October 18
  Hannon, Gerald, ?At Home with Attila?, Canadian Art, Summer 1997, Volume 14 Number 2
  Mumford, Steve, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, Review, November 1
  Sabat, Christina, ?Attila Richard Lukacs: Painting on the Razor?s Edge?, Weekend Columns, Sat., January 18
  Sabat, Christina, ?Paintings of Male Culture Challenge Gallery Patrons?, The Daily Gleaner, Mon., January 13
  Sanroman, Lucia, ?The Nude as Metaphor; West Coast Artists find New Uses for the Human Figure?, Monday Magazine, June 12, 1997
1996 Honolulu Weekly, ?Body Work?, March 6
  Bourdon, David, Attila Richard Lukacs at Phyllis Kind?, Art in America, February
  Scott, Michael, ?Grace and Grit?, The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, June 8
  Scott, Michael, ?First He Took Berlin??, The Vancouver Sun, Thursday, June 6
  Brayshaw, Christopher, ?Lukacs Still Willing to Revise Himself?, The Vancouver Courier, Wednesday, June 19
  Gustafson, Paula, ?Sex and Sensuality on Display?, The Georgia Straight, June 27 - July 4
  Rose, Joan, ?The Naked Self:  Body, Sex, Relationships, Community?, The Honolulu Advertiser, March 17
  Scott, Michael, ?Still Lifes Seethed with Erotica While Sincerity Ruled Pop Roster; 1996?s Top 10 Art?, The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, December 28

Everett-Green, Robert, ?Imagining the Body?, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, March 25

  Faulder, Liane, ?You Needn't Fear Exhibit or Skinhead?, Edmonton Journal, Saturday, June 10
  Grace, Kevin Michael, ?From Dead Modernism, a Terrifying Traditionalism?, Alberta Report, July 10
  Gustafson, Paula, Portraits Steeped in ominous Power, The Georgia Straight, June 2-9
  Gustafson, Paula, ?Portraits of a Canadian Painter?, Reflex, July 1995
  Hess, Barbara, ?Attila Richard Lukacs: Dietmar Werle?, Flash Art, November-December 1995
  Mandel, Charles, ?In-Your-Face Art, Attila Richard Lukacs' Skinhead Images Court Controversy?, The Edmonton Journal, Friday, June 9
1994 Bogardi, Georges, ?Attila Richard Lukacs, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal?, Canadian Art, Summer 1994
  Grande, John K, ?Attila Richard Lukacs, Musee d'art Contemporain?, Artforum, April 1994
  Hume, Christopher, ?Canadian art's bad boy?, The Toronto Star, January 22
1993 Headlam, Bruce, ?Attila Up Against the Wall?, Saturday Night Magazine,    December/January 1993/4: 54-59, 84-88

Enright, Robert, ?The Very Rich Painting of Attila Richard Lukacs?, Border Crossings, Summer 1992

  Kimmelman, Michael, ?At Documenta, It's Survival of the Loudest?, Art View, New York Times, July 5
1991 Beale, Nancy, ?Skinhead Painting may spark controversy?, The Ottawa Citizen
  Beale, Nancy, ?Gallery itself gives meaning to installation?, The Ottawa Citizen, January 17
  Heartney, Eleanor, ?Report from Seoul: Korea Opens the Door?, Art in America, April
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Past is Present in timely exhibit?, The Globe and Mail, January 19
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Surveying a corridor of artistic loyalties?, The Globe and Mail, June 15
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Nine Canadian Artists, Nine Remarkable Choices?, Documenta, The Globe and Mail, June 16
  Perry, Art, ?Strong and Free?, The Vancouver Province, August 19
  Rosenberg, Ann, ?Best of 1990: It Was a Year of Fine Work?, Saturday Review, The Vancouver Sun, January 5
  Stone, Jay, ?Gallery Tour Surprising, Enlightening?, The Ottawa Citizen, January 15
  Watson, Scott, ?The Generic City and Its Discontents: Vancouver Accounts For Itself?, Arts Magazine, February
  Whitington, Luther G, ?ART/LA 90?, Review in Art & Auction, February
  Whitington, Luther G, ?Skinheads and Jarheads?, The Advocate, January 15
1990 Barrett, Tom, ?An Artist with an understanding of our times?, Saturday Review, The Vancouver Sun, September 15
  Cockburn, Lyn, ?Money?, Well it Helps?, The Vancouver Province, October 23
  Danzker, Jo-Anne Birnie, ?Another Seduction by Attila Richard Lukacs?? Vancouver, September
  Doyle, Kevin, ?Letters?, Maclean's, November 5
  Gordon, Jean, ?The Eye of the Beholder?, West, October
  Lacey, Liam, ?Images of Uncanny Timelessness?, The Arts, The Globe and Mail, September 12
  Lukacs, Attila Richard, The Massachusetts Review, Spring-Summer 1990: 117-124
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Male Body Supplants Feminist Concerns in Art of the 90s?, The Globe and Mail, September 12
  Mitchell, Marnie, ?The Art Scene?, The Essential Vancouver, 1990/91
  Muchnic, Suzanne, ?A Brave New Art World??, The Los Angeles Times, December 4
  Rees, Ann, ?Painter Receives Brush-off Apology?,The Vancouver Province, November 1
  Richardson, Bill, ?Lukacs Rides a Crest of Uniformity?, The Georgia Straight, September 1990: 14-21
  Rosenberg, Ann, ?Speaking Softly on Moral Ambivalence?, Saturday Review, The Vancouver Sun, September 8
  Vincent, Isabel, ?Airbrushing Sparks Censorship Charge?, The Globe and Mail, October 24
  Vincent, Isabel, ?Airbrushing called Error?,The Globe and Mail, October 31
  Young, Pamela, ?Attila the Painter?, Macleans, October 1

Chua, Lawrence, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, Flash Art, October 1989: 133

  Hanna, Deirdre, ?Lukacs' Visceral Vignettes?, Now, June 29-July 5, 1989: 47
  Hirsh, David, ?Of Trees and Men?, New York Native, April 24
  Hume, Christopher, ?Ugly Paintings of Skinheads Beautifully Tell Tale of our Time?, Toronto Star, June 30
  Johnson, Ken, ?Attila Richard Lukacs at 49th Parallel?, Art in America, September 1989: 204
  Lloyd, Ann Wilson, ?Canada Comes of Age?, Contemporanea, November: 60-7
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Skinhead Paintings Transcend the Erotic?, The Globe and Mail, July 8
  Miller, Earl, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, C Magazine 23 Fall 1989: 68
  Smolik, Neomi, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, Artforum February 27, 1989: 145
  Tousley, Nancy, ?Painter Displays His Power?, Calgary Herald, October 18
1988 Schulz, Bernhard, ?The Limits of Reflection? Der Tagesspiegel (West Berlin), April 15
  Watson, Scott, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, Canadian Art 5 (Fall 1988): 82
  Wulffen, Thomas, ?Beispielhafte Konfrontation?, ZITTY, July
1987 Day, Peter, ?Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980's?, Canadian Art, Fall 1987; 40, 42
  Godley, Elizabeth, ?Lukacs: An Astonishing Talent?, Vancouver Sun, November 1
  Tousley, Nancy, ?Vancouver Painters?, Calgary Herald, January 29
1986 Hanna, Deirdre, ?Charles Rea/Attila Richard Lukacs?, C Magazine, 12 Winter 1986/87: 67-8
  Hume, Christopher, ?Hot Artists Put Painting Back on Top?, Toronto Star, September 9
  Mays, John Bentley, ?Attila Richard Lukacs and Charles Rea: New Paintings and   Drawings?,The Globe and Mail, February 7
  Sage, Elspeth, ?Attila Richard Lukacs?, Vanguard, September 15, 1986: 36
  Thomas, Gilda, ?4 Romantic Painters in Vancouver?, Vie des Arts, December 31, 1986: 645

Opferdach, ?Goldene Outlaws?, TAZ, December 14

  Perry, Art, ?Futura Bold?,The Vancouver Province, December 12

Kangas, Matthew, ?Richard Lukacs?,Vanguard, September 12, 1983: 41-2

  Perry, Art, ?Young Vancouver Artists Getting Back to Basic Joy?, The Vancouver    Province, June 23, 1983

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