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Los Angeles, CA     
sethlower@gmail.com  

 


 

Books

 

2019
Units, MACK

 

2014
The Sun Shone Glaringly, The Ice Plant

 

2010
Man with Buoy and Other Tales, Little Brown Mushroom

 

Exhibitions & Screenings

 

2019
Políglotas, with El Clasificado, curated by Pamela Ramos for Centennial, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
ARTSST Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Andrew Armstrong
Instagram Inner Sanctum, Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, Vienna. Designed & organized by Seth Weiner. Related events: Tired Eyes, a presentation by Alexandra Wanderer for Vienna Art Week, Salon für Kunstbuch

 

2018
Cheating Reality, The Weekend Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Josh Schaedel


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

 

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

 

2015
Photographs and a Video, Glass Basement, Berlin, Germany, with 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, with WEEKEND (Jay Erker and John Mills)

 

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

 

Collections


Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY (with Library of the Printed Web)
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan


Publications

 

2017

Library of the Printed Web: Collected Works 2013–2017, Library of the Printed Web


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

 

Bibliography

 

2020
C41, Seth Lower splits up reality into its original atomic units
A Photographic Life - episode 92 (UNP podcast)
LFI (Leica Fotografie International), review of Units, January
Wallpaper* Units feature by Sophie Gladstone
Aesthetica, interview & review of Units by Gunseli Yalcinkaya

2019

Lensculture, Units Book Review by Jim Casper

Float, Units Book review by Dana Stirling
Booooooom, “Units” by Photographer Seth Lower 19.12.19 by Anna Schneider
L'intervalle, Units, katas de Seth Lower, photographe, by Fabien Ribery
Musée Magazine, Book Review: Units, by Paloma Broussal Lanusse

 

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

 

2014
photo-eye, Best Books of 2014 by Alex F. Webb and Lewis Chaplin
The Great Leap Sideways, "The Sun Shone Glaringly, a conversation with Seth Lower"
Conscientious, "Photobook Reviews"
Capricious blog, Seth Lower's 'The Sun Shone Glaringly'
TheArtBookReview.org: "Man with Buoy and Other Tales," by Molly E. Dotson
Artforum.com, Critic's Pick, "Eternal Om," by Steve Kado

 

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


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


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


Teaching & Events

Lecturer, Introduction to Photography, California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2020

Instructor, The Photo Book, Otis College of Art & Design, Extension, Los Angeles, Spring 2020
Conversation with Graham Harman for the release of Units, Book Soup, Los Angeles, January 2020
Lecturer, Documentary Photography, California State University, Long Beach, Fall 2019

Instructor, The Photo Book, Otis College of Art & Design, Extension, Los Angeles, Summer 2019

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


Education

 

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