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Lewis Koch | American, 1949 -

Drawing upon aspects of photography, sculpture, assemblage and text, Lewis Koch calls attention to the often unremarked upon elements of everyday life. Over the past forty years, his work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards, as well as in museums and galleries, with solo exhibitions in New York, London, Brussels, Seoul, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles.

His work is in numerous permanent collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), Museum for Fotokunst/Brandts (Odense), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago).

As an artist-in-residence at Copenhagen’s Fotografisk Center, Koch created the web project 'Touchless Automatic Wonder' which provided an overview of his work in photography and assemblage prior to 2001. It was also the basis for a monograph (Borderland Books, Madison, 2009).  Other books by the artist include: Three Totembooks: Double Caution Totem, Surplus Caution Totem, Slender Thread Totem (Nexus Press, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 1993), Bomber, a chance unwinding (Areness Press, 2011) and Twentyone Yellowstone Parking Lots, (Areness Press, 2013).

Koch’s photographs have been included in an impressive list of both solo, two-person and group exhibitions; most recently in the celebrated survey exhibition, In the Sunshine of Neglect, (2019) at the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.