Lincoln Schatz is a contemporary artist and environmentalist living in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his contemporary art practice that is focused on portraits of places, people and processes over time in photography, video and new media. He has created large scale video and sculptural installations that feature new media technologies, custom built software that uses generative compositional strategies to build artworks that study a subject over an extended period of time in order to create a works that are at once driven by chance and memory.
Building from these works, Schatz has dedicated the last six years to nature photography; Lake Michigan for the Lake Series, the Redwood Forests of California and Oregon, the deserts and mountains that make up the geography of the United States.
Lincoln Schatz’s works have been exhibited internationally including: the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; bitforms gallery, New York, Seoul; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California.
His works are collected internationally and are in numerous public and private collections including: Museum of Contemporary Photography, Embassy of the United States Kabul, Afghanistan; The Art Institute of Chicago; Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery; Hearst Corporation; Pearl Lam; San Jose Museum of Art; and the Cafritz Collection.
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