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1959 Born in Zürich, Switzerland
1976 College in Zürich (Kantonales Lehrerseminar)
1984 MFA The San Francisco Art Institute (Photography)

Individual Exhibitions:


  • Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, McKesson Building, S.F.
  • River's Edge,Photographs and Sculptures, Hosfelt Gallery,
    A New Biennial, Festival International de Arte Ciudad de Medellin
  • Cultura y Naturaleza, Sensores de Vida, Museo de Antioquia, Columbia
  • Counterspace, Special Project Space, Haines Gallery S.F.
  • Muse and Restraint, Installation at the Friends of Photography S.F.
  • Fragments of Flight, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco
  • The Silent Flight, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
  • Room for Endangered Species, Headlands Center for the Arts
  • Library, HCA Room for St.John of the Cross, HCA
  • Sculptures and Photographs, Installation at Southern Exposure Gallery, S.F.
  • Fall and Desire, Installation at XS Gallery, Nevada
  • Songs of Land and Skin, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
  • Lukas Felzmann, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, University of Nevada, Reno
  • New Work, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
  • Lukas Felzmann, Photographs, Stillights Gallery, SFAI

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Not Landscape: Fragments and Metaphors, San Francisco Camerawork
  • DepictingAbsence/Implying Presence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Inaugural Show, Cantor Art Center, Stanford Museum of Art
  • Picturing Modernity, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • pFORMactive ACTS, Walter/McBean Gallery, SFAI
  • Give and Take, San Francisco Arts and Education Project
  • Made in Switzerland, Museé de L'Elyseé, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 50Years Photography at SFAI, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, S.F.
  • Inaugural Show, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
  • Fragile Landscapes,Center for Photography Woodstock New York
  • Fragments of Flight, Bedford Art Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts
  • Miniatures, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco
  • Chainreaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
  • Photoworks 91, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
  • traveling to Beyerd Museum, Breda (catalogue)
  • Image/Object/Place, Photographic Installations, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oliver Art Center, (catalogue)
  • Camera Obscured, Rincon Hill Spectrum Gallery, S.F.
  • Circus, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
  • Beyond the Frame, 9 Photo Installations, Richmond Art Center
  • Objects of my Affection, Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
  • Visitenkarte, Works from the Collection, Stiftung für die Photographie, Kunsthaus Zürich
  • 8 Photographers, 55 Mercer, New York
  • Federal Grant Finalists, Kornhaus Bern, Switzerland
  • El Dia De Los Muertos, Mission Cultural Center, S.F.
  • Recent Acquisitions, Stiftung für die Photographie, Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Artists Against Apartheid, Galleria de la Rasa, S.F.
  • Masters 85, Pier 1, Fort Mason Center, S.F.
  • Group Show, San Francisco Camerawork
  • Five Photographers, New Work, Frog Prince Gallery, S.F


  • 1994 National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Photography
  • 1993 WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) NEA RegionalFellowship
  • 1992 Ferguson Grant, The Friends of Photography
  • 1991 Headlands Center for the Arts, Residency and Work Grant
  • 1988 Eidgenössisches Stipendium für angewandte Kunst 1988


  • 94-02 Lecturer of Art, Stanford University
  • 91-02 Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 92-01 Lecturer, Photography/Core, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
  • 98-00 Instructor, San Francisco Arts Education Project
  • 90/93 Artists in Education Program, Southern Exposure Gallery


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Stiftung für Photographie, Kunsthaus Zürich
Stanford Museum of Art
San Francisco Art Institute
Rene DiRosa Collection, Napa
Wells Fargo Bank
Private Collections

(click on highlighted text for Reviews):

Not Landscape: Fragments and Metaphors, Camerawork Journal, vol.28no2
Lukas Felzmann, by Anna Novakov, artpress, 225/June 1997
Made in Switzerland, 1997 Book from the collections of the Swiss Federation ZYZZYVA, Spring 1997
see, A Journal of Visual Culture, Issue 1:3 1995
Camerawork Journal, From Image to Object by Terri Cohn vol.21/no.1 1994
ink 13/14 Ghosts (cover and inside art) S.F. State Univ. 1994
WESTAF catalogue 1993
Artweek, The Calls of the Wild, "Lukas Felzmann at Olga Dollar Gallery", by Terri Cohn, January 21, 1993, Vol. 24.
Photographie in der Schweiz Von 1840 bis Heute, (book), Bentli Verlag Bern, 1992
Visions, Room Shots "Image/Object/Place: Photography and Installation" at California College of Arts and Crafts, by Rebecca Snyder, Summer 1992
Collisions and Transformations Poems by Leslie Simon (cover art)
Photoworks 91, Catalogue, Oude Kerk/Beyerd Museum, Netherlands
Artweek, Towards a New Installation, by John Rapko Oct.17.1991, Vol.22#34.
Bay Guardian, Photo Obfuscation, September 12, 1990
Bastard Review, 3/4 San Francisco, 1990 (Featured Artist in Literary Journal)
Artweek, A Complex Gestalt, by Jamie Brunson, June 1989, Vol. 20/Nr. 23
Visions, A Report from the Bay Area, by Maria Porges, Summer 1989
Contemporania, San Francisco, NR. 8, September 1989
Artweek, Fever Dreams and Fragile Monuments, by Mark Durant, 5.88 Vol19#20
Shift, Picturing the Landscape, by Maria Porges, Nov. 1988, Vol. 2/Nr. 4
Beef Magazine, September 1988
Photo Metro, April 1986, Vol. 4/Number 38
Masters 85, Exhibition Catalog SFAI
Photographie, April 1984, Switzerland
Photo Metro
, Dualities, June 1983

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