Los Angeles, CA     
sethlower@gmail.com  

 
@sethlower

 


Education

 

San Francisco Art Institute, MFA 2008  
The University of Michigan, BFA 2004  

 

Books

 

2019
Units, MACK (forthcoming)

 

2014
The Sun Shone Glaringly, The Ice Plant

 

2010
Man with Buoy and Other Tales, Little Brown Mushroom

 

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings

 

2019
Instagram Inner Sanctum, The Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, Vienna, Austria (online). Designed and curated by Seth Weiner*

 

2018
Cheating Reality, The Weekend Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Josh Schaedel, Edward Cushenberry, and Maxwell McMaster


2017
Tours of the Arroyo, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, CA, in conjunction with Maiden LA*

 

2016
metro pcs in heaven, metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015
Photographs and a Video, Glass Basement, Berlin, Germany, presented by Care of Editions*

2014
Specters of the West. Fotografie in der Zwischenzone, Bäckerstraße 4, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Claudia Slanar
Eternal Om,
metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Ian James

 

2013
Hands, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA*

 

2012
Narcissism, the Real, the Fake, and the Anti-Digital Impulse, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles. Curated by Biddy Tran
Co/Lab, Art Platform Los Angeles (WEEKEND)

 

2011  
Diamonds Are Forever, WEEKEND, Los Angeles, CA*
SVIT L.A., 1549 Baxter St., Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Zuzana Blochova and Benjamin Echeverria
Anatomy of a Moment -- It is a Poor Kind of Memory That Only Goes Backwards,
Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Curated by Jasmine Idun Lyman
Sunny Side Up
, Margate Photo Fest, Margate, UK. Curated by Wandering Bears
Craft Studio, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO*

2010  
Mirror, Royal NoneSuch, Oakland, CA*
Exquisite Corpse, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC

2009  
Looking for Lee Ming, The Lab, San Francisco, CA*
Looking for Lee Ming, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan*
Exercises in Seeing, Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA 
The Man Behind the Curtain, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Laura Mott

2008 
The Raccoon Shirt Coincidence, New Insights, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL. Curated by Susanne Ghez*
Numbers Game, Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Laura Mott
Young Curators, New Ideas, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Grant Willing    
Meet Waradise, New York, NY. Curated by Alana Celii & Grant Willing

* denotes solo exhibitions

 

Public Collections

 

The Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY (with Library of the Printed Web)
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


Publications

2016

Special Delivery, The Ice Plant

 

2015
The Wire, 373
Canteen, issue 9

 

2013   
No Nay Never No More, Oranbeg Press

2008   
Hamburger Eyes, issue 12
Meatpaper, issue 3

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2015
The Art Book Review, "The Sun Shone Glaringly", reviewed by Adam Bell
Phases Magazine, "A Medicine for Melancholy," April 11
Entropy, "The Sun Shone Glaringly, " by Joseph Houlihan, February 16

 

2014
photo-eye, Best Books of 2014 by Alex F. Webb and Lewis Chaplin, December 11
The Great Leap Sideways, "The Sun Shone Glaringly, a conversation with Seth Lower"
Conscientious, "Photobook Reviews (Week 37/2014)," September 11
Capricious blog, Seth Lower's 'The Sun Shone Glaringly,' August 14
TheArtBookReview.org: "Man with Buoy and Other Tales," by Molly E. Dotson, June 16
Artforum.com, Critic's Pick, "Eternal Om," by Steve Kado, May 21

 

2011
L.A. Record, Seth Lower: Diamonds Are Forever, an interview with Claudia Slanar, July 22


2010
Humble Arts Foundation blog, "Top 10 Books of 2010," by Grant Willing, December 27


2009   
ArtinAmerica.com: “The Man Behind the Curtain,” by Joseph del Pesco, July 2
SFMOMA Open Space: “Behind the Curtain,” by Kevin Killian, June
Humble Arts Foundation, Solo Show No. 17 + Interview


Lectures & Discussions

Guest speaker, various undergraduate and extension photography courses, Otis College of Art & Design, 2014 - 2019

Visiting Artist & Guest Juror, Gussman Student Exhibition, University of Tulsa School of Art, March 2014
Visiting artist / lecturer, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 2012
Panelist, Uncanny Valley, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 2012
Artist-in-Residence / lecturer, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009