Emil Lukas, b. 1964, Pittsburgh, PA
Painter and sculptor Emil Lukas lives and works in Stockertown, PA. He received his BFA in 1986 at Edinboro University and worked for artist Not Vital in Italy before he began showing in the late 80s. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Sperone Westwater, New York (2017 and 2014); Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco (2007-2015); Studio La Citta, Verona (2014); and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, The Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, PA (2005) Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.(2016). Group shows include the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2012-2013); The Drawing Center, New York (2002); American Academy, Rome (2000); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (1999); and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1998) amongst others.
Lukas’s work is in important private and public collections, including the Panza Collection, Italy; The Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece; the Anderson Collection, Stanford University, California; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; the UBS Art Collection; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.