Sharon Lockhart

Selected Artworks


Title:  Double Tide
Year:   2009
Medium:  16 mm film transferred to HD
Duration:  99 minutes (click to view clip)

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Title:  Podworka
Year:   2009
Medium:  16 mm film transferred to HD
Duration:  31 minutes (click to view clip)

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Title:  Antoine/Milena
Year:  2015
Medium:  16mm color/sound film transferred to HD
Duration:  3 minutes 28 seconds (click to view clip)

Sharon Lockhart is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker whose work draws on and extends the strain of Western visual culture characterized by precise, contemplative observation of the everyday, from Northern European paintings by Vermeer and Friedrich to the structuralist and ethnographic cinema of Michael Snow and Jean Rouch.

Known for her directorial style of location scouting and obsessively realized mise-en-scènes, the artist displays a bravura talent for atmospheric and psychological effects, redolent with mystery, that both provoke and frustrate the viewer's desire for narrative resolution. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


“Sharon Lockhart: Rudzienko,” Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania 
“Movements and Variations,”neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany 


“Movements and Variations in Two Parts,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“Movements and Variations in Two Parts,” Jan Mot, Brussels 
“An American City,” FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio 
“Sharon Lockhart,” Fondazione Fotografia Modena, MATA Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Modena, Italy  


“My Little Loves,” Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal  
“Little Review,” Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy  
“Sharon Lockhart,” The Artist’s Institute, New York  


"Rudzienko," Foksal Gallery, Warsaw 
"Sharon Lockhart," The Artist's Institute, New York 
"Sharon Lockhart," TPW Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
"Sharon Lockhart / Noa Eshkol," The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 
"Sharon Lockhart," The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 


“Milena, Milena,” Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland 
“Flash: Sharon Lockhart,” California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, California 
“Sharon Lockhart,” neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
"MILENA MILENA," Gladstone Gallery, New York 


“Milena, Milena,” Bonniers Konsthal, Stockholm 


“Body Talk,” Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm 
“Milena, Milena,” Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 


“Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 
“Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol,” Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna 
“Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California 
“Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide,” Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain 
“Sharon Lockhart: Podwórka,” Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium 


“Sharon Lockhart/Noa Eshkol,” Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel [traveled to: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 
Los Angeles (2012)] 


“Podwórka,” The Power Plant, Toronto 
“Podwórka,” neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
“Lunch Break,” Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis [traveled to: Colby Art Museum, Waterville Maine] 
“Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide,” Jan Mot, Brussels 


“Lunch Break,” neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
"Lunch Break,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles 
"Lunch Break,” Gladstone Gallery, New York 
“Pine Flat Portrait Studio,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 


“Sharon Lockhart,” Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 
“Lunch Break,” Secession, Vienna 


“Pine Flat,” Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
"Pine Flat,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 
“Pine Flat Portrait Studio,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles 
“Pine Flat,” Gladstone Gallery, New York 
“Pine Flat Portrait Studio,” neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
“Pine Flat,” Museo do Chiado, Lisbon 


“Sharon Lockhart,” Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy 
“Pine Flat,” Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain 


“No-no Ikebana,” neugerriemschneider, Berlin 
“Sharon Lockhart,” The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia 
“Sharon Lockhart,” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo 


“Sharon Lockhart,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York 
“Sharon Lockhart,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles 


“Sharon Lockhart: Interview Locations/Family Photographs,” Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, California 
"Sharon Lockhart,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California] 
“Sharon Lockhart: Museums and People,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle 


Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 
“Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 
“AutoWerke,” Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 
“Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California,” California State 
University, Long Beach, California [traveled to: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts 
Forum, Santa Barbara, California; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco] 
“Elysian Fields,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 
“Endgame,” Biagotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy 
“Florence Finale di Partita,” Chiostro di Ognissanti, Florence, Italy 
“Freeze,” Espaço Cultural Sergio Port, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
“Interventions,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
“Los Angeles,” Spruth/Magers, Cologne, Germany [traveled to: Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens] 
“Quotidiana,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy 
“Sharon Lockhart and Kelly Nipper,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco 
“Sharon Lockhart and James Welling,” Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, California