Luchita Hurtado

Born in Maiquetía, Venezuela, in 1920, Luchita Hurtado dedicated over eighty years of her extensive oeuvre to the investigation of universality and transcendence. Developing her artistic vocabulary through a coalescence of abstraction, mysticism, corporality and landscape, the breadth of her experimentation with unconventional techniques, materials and styles speak to the multicultural and experiential contexts that shaped her life and career. Hurtado emigrated to the United States in 1928, settling in New York where she attended classes at the Art Students League. She relocated to Mexico City in the late 1940s and then moved to San Francisco Bay in the following decade. Eventually, Hurtado settled in Santa Monica, California and frequently visited her second home in Taos, New Mexico.

Although she associated with a vast network of internationally renowned artists and intellectuals, including members of the Dynaton, the Mexican muralists, and the Surrealists, Hurtado’s practice had always remained an independent pursuit. Her body of work cohered through an examination of self-affirmation, introduced in her early period from the 1940s to the 1960s. This output was defined by surrealist figuration, biomorphism and geometric abstraction, executed in brightly hued palettes with striking expressive range. Hurtado’s work continued to evolve throughout the 1960s and 1970s, demonstrating a fluid shift towards representative figuration that led to a production of contemplative self-portraits known as her ‘I Am’ paintings. Asserting her presence through a personal perspective of the body—rendered from above at skewed angles—Hurtado coalesced the viewer’s gaze with hers, utilizing the unexpected position of the floor as a backdrop and juxtaposing soft corporeal lines against the hard-edge geometric patterns of the environments beneath her. This series was followed by a group of surrealist ‘Body Landscapes’, in which human figures assume the form of mountains and desert sand dunes, as well as Hurtado’s late 1970s ‘Sky Skin’ series, where feathers weightlessly float in bright blue skies. The works from this period were informed by Hurtado’s newly reinforced feminist ideals and involvement with the Los Angeles Council of Women Artists. Many members of this group would later form the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, where the Hurtado’s first solo exhibition was hosted in 1974.

In more recent years, Hurtado continued to explore themes of language and nature with her work, focusing on the planet, natural elements, and the environment in recognition of the urgency of the ecological crisis. These works function as symbolic proxies and intimate meditations on the Earth as mystic progenitor, underscoring the interconnectedness between corporeality and the natural world.

In 2019, Hurtado was listed in TIME 100’s most influential people and received the Americans for the Arts Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award. Hurtado’s first solo museum exhibition, ‘I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn,’ opened at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London in 2019 when the artist was 98 years old. The exhibition then travelled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in February 2020.

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Luchita Hurtado


Print Biography
Maiquetía, Venezuela, 1920
Santa Monica CA, 2020

Solo Exhibitions

Hauser & Wirth, 'Luchita Hurtado', Southampton NY
Hauser & Wirth, 'Luchita Hurtado', London, UK
Hauser & Wirth, 'Luchita Hurtado. Together Forever', New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, 'Just Down the Street', Zurich, Switzerland
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, ‘I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn’, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Dark Years’, New York NY
Annenberg Community Beach House, ‘Figures and Icons’, Santa Monica CA
Park View, ‘Luchita Hurtado. Selected Works, 1942-1950’, Los Angeles CA
Transamerica Galleries, 'West by Southwest' [two-person exhibition with Nancy Romero], cur. Patrick H. Ela, Los Angeles CA
The Woman’s Building, ‘Luchita Hurtado. Grandview One’, Los Angeles CA
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Group Exhibitions

The Foundling Museum, 'The Mother and the Weaver: Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection', London, UK
Hammer Museum, 'Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection', Los Angeles CA
Barbati Gallery, 'Imperfect Paradise', Venice, Italy
Anthony Meier, 'In the Shadow of Mt. Tam', Mill Valley CA
MUDAM Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, 'Tacita Dean', Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 'Women Painting Women', Forth Worth TX
Bel Ami, 'Emblazoned World', cur. Lucy Bull, Los Angeles CA
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, 'New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century', Berkeley CA
carlier | gebauer, 'The Youngest Day', cur. Mathew Hale, Berlin, Germany
Peter Freeman, Inc., 'Eye to Eye', cur. Katie Rashid, New York NY
Centre Pompidou-Metz, 'Arcimboldo Face to Face', Metz, France
The Israel Museum, ‘Bodyscapes’, cur. Adina Kamien-Kazhdan, Jerusalem, Israel
Kasmin Gallery, ‘Valley of Gold. Southern California and the Phantasmagoric’, New York NY
MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, ‘Women Take the Floor’, Boston MA
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Material Actions’, St. Moritz, Switzerland
LY, ‘TOTEMISTS’, org. Marie Heilich, Los Angeles CA
Hammer Museum, ‘Made in L.A. 2018’, cur. Anne Ellegood, Erin Christovale, Los Angeles CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, ‘Summer Nocturne. Works on Paper from the 1970s’, Santa Barbara CA
Matthew Marks Gallery, ‘Painting. Now and Forever, Part III’, New York NY
The Gallery @ Michael’s, Santa Monica CA
Hannah Hoffman Gallery, ‘Gallery Share’, Los Angeles CA
Night Club, ‘Home’, Chicago IL
Track 16, ‘Women Artists of Southern California Then and Now’, cur. Bruria Finkel, Santa Monica CA
Arena 1, ‘Santa Monica Originals’, Santa Monica CA
Carnegie Art Museum, ‘The Mystical in Art. Chicano/Latino Painting’, cur. Frank Romero, Oxnard CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, ‘Invisible/Visible’, cur. Dextra Frankel, Long Beach CA
Art Center, ‘The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wescher’, La Jolla CA
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Hammer Museum, ‘Patterns Found in the World. Luchita Hurtado and Andrianna Campbell’, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, ‘Luchita Hurtado in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist’, Los Angeles CA
Equitable Vitrines, ‘Luchita Hurtado and Chris Wiley in Conversation’, Los Angeles CA
Les FIgues Press, ‘Farewell to Surrealism. Luchita Hurtado in Conversation with Annette Leddy’, Venice CA
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Marta, Karen (ed.), Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 'Luchita Hurtado', Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2020, ill.
Constable, Joseph, Lewin, Rebecca (eds.), 'Luchita Hurtado. I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn', Cologne: Walther König, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, 'Luchita Hurtado. Dark Years', New York: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2019, ill. (exh. cat)
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Artist’s Books & Writings

Hurtado, Luchita, 'Reminiscences. Luchita Hurtado', in: Heresies, New York, vol. 1, no. 4, 1974, p. 83, ill.
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Karnes, Andrea (ed.), 'Women Painting Women', Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, pp. 18-19, 24-25, 152, ill. (exh. cat.)
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Stasinopoulos, Kostas (eds.), ‘140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth’, London: Penguin Random House UK, London: Serpentine Galleries, 2021, unpag., ill.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich (ed.), ‘It’s Urgent! A Luma project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist’, Cologne: Walther König, 2020, pp. 86-87, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina (ed.), ‘Bodyscapes’, Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2020 (exh. cat.)
Ellegood, Anne, Christovale, Erin, ‘Made In L.A. 2018’, Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, Munich/New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Hopkins, David (ed.), ‘A Companion to Dada and Surrealism’, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016
Albright, Thomas, ‘Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980, An Illustrated History’, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985
Frankel, Dextra, ‘Invisible/Visible. 21 Artists’, Long Beach: Long Beach Museum of Art, 1972 (exh. cat.)
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Celeux-Lanval, Maïlys, 'Luchita Hurtado, peintre tellurique américano-vénézuélienne', on:, 2 March 2023, ill.
___, 'Face to Face. Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie', on:, 13 January 2023, ill.
Fernández, Mariana, 'The Best Shows to See in New York Right Now', on:, 21 September 2022, ill.
Isabel Crombet, Bertha, 'If You Like Surrealist Art, You Will Love These 9 Latina Artists', on:, 14 September 2022, ill.
___, ' Editors’ Picks: 8 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Show by a Banksy Precursor to Trisha Brown at Rockaway Beach', on:, 15 August 2022, ill.
Sutton, Benjamin, Angeleti, Gabriella, Cassady, Daniel, 'Six must-see exhibitions on view in the Hamptons', on:, 12 August 2022, ill.
Richler, Poppy, 'We Are All Voluptuous: Luchita Hurtado's Sky Skin Series', on:, 23 July 2022, ill.
___, 'artmonte-carlo: Advisory Selections', on:, 7 July 2022, ill.
Hessel, Katy, 'The Great Women Artists Newsletter', on:, June 2022, ill.
Gregory, Elizabeth, 'Mayfair Art Weekend: Everything there is to see and do', on:, 16 June 2022, ill.
McKenzie Johnston, Fiona, 'Art scene', in: House & Garden, London, July 2022, p. 64, ill.
Tucci, Amanda, 'Hauser & Wirth apresenta retrospectiva do trabalho de Luchita Hurtado', on:, 2 June 2022, ill.
____, 'Luchita Hurtado. A glance at the sky', on:, 14 May 2022, ill.
Sommaruga, Marta, 'Da Rembrandt a Munch. Londra: le 7 mostre da non perdere a maggio', on:, 13 May 2022, ill.
Abrams, Amah-Rose, 'Feeling Overwhelmed By the 150-Strong Roster of London Gallery Weekend? Here Are 3 Tips to Help You Navigate the Mammoth Event', on:, 13 May 2022, ill.
Paalen, Wolfgang, 'The Oldest Face of the New World' [Reprinted from Cahiers d’Art, 1952, no. 2], in: Cahiers d’Art, Paris, June 2022, ill.
Stamberg, Susan, 'In "Women Painting Women," the female gaze is front and center', on:, 12 May 2022, ill.
McKenzie Johnston, Fiona, 'Every Must-See Exhibition at London Gallery Weekend', on:, 11 May 2022, ill.
Sherwin, Skye, 'Takeaway spoons, solitary confinement and a nuclear camera: 10 must-see shows at London Gallery Weekend', on:, 11 May 2022, ill.
___, ' Mayfair Gallery Tour: 10 Galleries To Visit During London Gallery Weekend', on:, 10 May 2022, ill.
McGivern, Hannah, 'London Gallery Weekend: Best shows history buffs', on:, 9 May 2022, ill.
Luke, Ben, 'London Gallery Weekend: the must-see exhibitions in West and Central London', on:, 9 May 2022, ill.
Luke, Ben, 'The best exhibitions to see at London Gallery Weekend 2022 – and it’s all for free', on:, 6 May 2022, ill.
King, Jennifer, 'New Acquisition: Tacita Dean’s "One Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting"', on:, 28 April 2022, ill.
Sosa El Fakih, Edurne, 'Other Amazing Latina Artists That Deserve As Much Recognition As Frida', on:, 22 March 2022, ill.
___ 'Interconnected and Ever-Expanding, Los Angeles Art Is Piquing Our Galaxy Brain', on:, 2 October 2021, ill.
T.D. Neil, Jonathan, 'Tacita Dean with Jonathan T.D. Neil', on:, October 2021, ill.
Stromberg, Matt, Wouk Almino, Elisa, ‘Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for October 2021’, on:, 30 September 2021, ill.
Quinn, Bridget, ‘The Many Feminisms of Contemporary Art’ [review], on:, 28 September 2021, ill.
Black, Ezrha Jean, ‘Emblazoned World – Bel Ami’ [review], on:, 22 September 2021, ill.
Yablonsky, Linda, ‘Time is Ripe for Tacita Dean’, on:, 21 September 2021, ill.
Tanner, Marcia, ‘From hysteria to utopia: BAMPFA’s gutsy attempt to show the breadth of feminist art’, on:, 17 September 2021, ill.
Wagley, Catherine, ‘“Emblazoned World” at Bel Ami’, on:, 15 September 2021, ill.
Forgo, Gabriela, ‘“In Focus: LA Artists,” An Exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles’, on:, 21 July 2021, ill.
___, ‘Image of the Day’, on:, 14 July 2021, ill.
Westall, Mark, ‘In Focus: LA Artists’, on:, 30 June 2021, ill.
Pener, Degen, ‘CAA Agent and Collector Thao Nguyen Reveals the Art Exhibits to See as L.A. Reopens’, on:, 25 June 2021, ill.
Criscitiello, Alexa, ‘Martha Graham Dance Company's GRAHAMFEST95 Now Available On Demand’, on:, 9 June 2021, ill.
___, ‘Best in show. Tactile takehomes’, in: The Entrepreneurs, London, no. 4, June 2021, pp. 86-87, ill.
Kourlas, Gia, ‘Art Breathes New Life Into Revered Dances’, in: The New York Times, New York, pp. C1, C6-7, 30 April 2021, ill.
Bowling, Suzanna, 'What to Watch in The New Year: April 30', on:, 30 April 2021, ill.
Kourlas, Gia, 'How to Breathe New Life Into Martha Grahamʼs Dances? Infuse Them With Art.', on:, 29 April 2021, ill.
Slayton, Jeff, 'Martha Graham Dance Company Announces GrahamFest95: A Virtual Celebration April 30 – May 20', on:, 23 April 2021
Darblay, Louise, 'Painter and Planetarian: Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Portrait of Luchita Hurtado', on:, 15 April 2021, ill.
Maya Murray, Yxta, 'The Art of Captivity: Luchita Hurtado', on:, 13 April 2021, ill.
___, 'New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Patents to Modern Art in Iran', on:, 13 April 2021, ill.
___, ‘Martha Graham Dance Company Announces GrahamFest95’, on:, 25 March 2021, ill.
Simons, Baya, ‘The best in show’, in: The Financial Times how to spend it, London, 27 February 2021, p. 33, ill.
Simons, Baya, ‘Me, my shelf, and I: the best new art books’, on:, 25 February 2021, ill.
Leuschner, Maximiliane, ‘Hauser & Wirth Publishing. Luchita Hurtado’, on:, 24 February 2021, ill.
Reynolds, Cory, ‘The extraordinary new oral autobiography of Luchita Hurtado’, on:, 18 February 2021, ill.
Lee, Helena, ‘Pick of the Crop’, in: Harper’s Bazaar, New York, February 2021, ill.
___, ‘You Won’t Want to Miss These Essential Art Books’, on:, 28 January 2021, ill.
___, ‘Staff Picks: Marriage, Martinis, and Mortality’, on:, 8 January 2021, ill.
___, ‘Luchita Hurtado: A New Book by Hans Ulrich Obrist Offers a Glimpse into the Magical Life of the Artist’, on:, 6 January 2021, ill.
Harris, Gareth, ‘In memoriam: remembering art world figures who died in 2020’, on:, 2 January 2021, ill.
McDonald, William, 'A Year Filled With Death Changed Lives Forever', on:, 30 December 2020, ill.
Cohn, Gabe, Libbey, Peter, Messman, Lauren, 'The artists we lost in 2020, in their words', on:, 28 December 2020, ill.
Kahn, Irrfan, Boseman, Chadwick, 'Irrfan Khan, Chadwick Boseman: the stars we lost in 2020, in their own words', on:, 28 December 2020, ill.
Cohn, Gabe, Libbey, Peter, Messman, Lauren, 'The artists we lost in 2020, in their words', on:, 28 December 2020, ill.
Jacquet, Matthieu, '7 beaux livres d'art à (s')offrir pour les fêtes', on:, 15 December 2020, ill.
Sutton, Benjamin, 'The Most In-Demand Artists on Artsy in 2020', on:, 11 December 2020, ill.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 'Luchita Hurtado. All-Embracing Artist', in: 'In Memoriam. Time 2020', Special issue of 'Time Magazine', December 2020, pp. 14-15, ill.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'Art Books That Belong on Everyone’s Wish List', on:, 25 November 2020, ill.
Laster, Paul, '5 Must-See New York Shows by Women Artists', on:, 9 October 2020, ill.
Breyer, Susan, 'Luchita Hurtado: "Together Forever"', on:, 6 October 2020, ill.
___, 'Luchita Hurtado: Together Forever at Hauser & Wirth, NYC', on:, 3 October 2020, ill.
Breyer, Susan, 'Luchita Hurtado' [Review], in: Brooklyn Rail, New York, October 2020, p. 72, ill.
Ricci, Benedetta, 'Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Luchita Hurtado', on:, 25 September 2020, ill.
Fateman, Johanna, 'Luchita Hurtado', on:, 25 September 2020, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'Luchita Hurtado: The Elusive Artist Portrays Herself', in: The New York Times, 25 September 2020, p. C9, ill.
Di Liscia, Valentina, 'The Profound and Alluring Mystique of Luchita Hurtado', on:, 22 September 2020, ill.
Marquez, Nagidmy, 'Luchita Hurtado’s Art and Life', on:, 18 September 2020, ill.
Fontaine, Pearl, 'Must-See New York: Louise Bonnet, Luchita Hurtado, Faye Toogood, and More', on:, 14 September 2020, ill.
___, 'Your Concise New York Art Guide for September 2020', on:, 8 September 2020, ill.
Crow, Kelly, 'The Art World Tiptoes Back, With Virtual Sculpture and Chatty Avatars', on:, 8 September 2020, ill.
Marius, Marley, 'A Posthumous Battle Cry From Artist Luchita Hurtado in Her New Show "Together Forever"', on:, 8 September 2020, ill.
___, 'Luchita Hurtado obituary', in: The Times, London, 7 September 2020, ill.
Musawwir, Jennifer S., 'Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century', on:, 6 September 2020, ill.
___, 'A Tree is a Relative, a Cousin', on:, 3 September 2020, ill.
Jebb, Louis, 'Remembering Luchita Hurtado, painter, eco-warrior and witness to a century of art', in: The Art Newspaper, London, no. 326, September 2020, p. 42, ill.
Moss, Allison, 'Luchita Hurtado, la gloire à 100 ans', in: Le Quotidien de l'Art, No. 1997, Paris, 31 August 2020, p. 71, ill.
___, 'Disparitions Des Artistes Judit Reigl, Luchita Hurtado et Pierre-Yves Trémois', in: The Art Newspaper Daily, Paris, No. 543, 30 August 2020, pp. 8-9, ill.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 'In Gedenken An Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020)', in: Das Magazin, Zurich, no. 35, 29 August 2020, pp. 8-11, ill.
Yanbin, Cheng, '99-year-old art "newcomer" Lucita Hurtado dies: How should we get along with the world?', on:, 29 August 2020, ill.
___, 'Luchita Hurtado Obituary: Artist "discovered" at age of 97', on:, 29 August 2020, ill.
Aziz, Afdhel, 'An Interview With Shepard Fairey: Artists Team Up With eBay To Design Bandanas To Support "Get Out The Vote" Programs In The USA (Pt1)', on:, 18 August 2020, ill.
Murray, Yxta Maya, 'Luchita Hurtado. Los Angeles County Museum of Art', in: Artforum, New York, July 2020, pp. 156-157, ill.
Mann, Mhairi, 'Masterpiece London goes online. what to look out for at the world's biggest cross-collecting art fair', on:, 22 June 2020, ill.
___, 'Reading Rämistrasse #4: Daniel Baumann zu Luchita Hurtado bei Hauser & Wirth', on:, 18 June 2020, ill.
Perry Barlo, 'Luchita Hurtado - Just Down the Street', on:, 20 May 2020, ill.
Eisler, Maryam, 'Confined Artists – Free Spirits' [Interview], on:, 18 May 2020, ill.
Almino, Elisa Wouk, 'Luchita Hurtado’s Persistent Perspective', on:, 16 May 2020, ill.
Wise, Louis, 'She was a friend of Kahlo and Duchamp. And now we've realised Luchita Hurtado made gorgeous art too' [interview], in: The Sunday Times, Culture, London, 3 May 2020, ill.
Buck, Louisa, 'Artists open their studios during lockdown, using virtual tours to bring art to the people', in: The Art Newspaper, London, no. 233, May 2020, p. 39, ill.
___, 'Luchita Hurtado at Los Angeles County Museum of Art', on:, 21 April 2020
Cohen, Alina, 'How Surrealism Changes Los Angeles Forever', on:, 17 April 2020
Varnell, Elizabeth, 'How to Visit California's Museums From Home', on:, 8 April 2020
___, 'Is There an Ideal Age to Be an Artist?', on:, 8 April 2020
McMullin, Thomas, 'The Art World Goes Virtual', on:, 30 March 2020
___, 'Hier entsteht echte Kreativität', in: SonntagsZeitung, Zurich, 29 March 2020
Zappas, Lindsay Preston, 'Art Insider Mar. 17: Hong Kong art fair goes digital, Luchita Hurtado-inspired project to do at home', on:, 17 March 2020
Borcherdt, Gesine, 'Meine "Kunst war immer da"', in: Welt am Sonntag, Berlin, 15 March 2020
___, 'Art Basel Hong Kong’s Online Viewing Room Exhibitor List, David Nahmad Raffles Off a Picasso, and More: Morning Links from March 12, 2020', on:, 12 March 2020
Hosmann, Annik, 'Luchita Hurtado: Besser Spät Als Nie', in: ZüriTipp, Zurich, 10 March 2020, p. 35
Zappas, Lindsay Preston, 'Art Insider Mar. 10: Luchita Hurtado, Catherine Opie, clay biennial', on:, 10 March 2020
___, 'Emerging Artist Luchita Hurtado Has Gone Global at Age 99', on:, 10 March 2020
O’Grady, Megan, 'Is It Possible to Feel Creatively Connected Without Social Media?', on:, 4 March 2020
Hurtado, Luchita, '90s' in: Elephant Magazine, London, no. 42, Spring 2020, p. 52, ill.
Steer, Emily, 'Time’s Boomerang Circles Back', in: Elephant Magazine, London, no. 42, Spring 2020, pp. 17-18, ill.
Almino, Elisa Wouk, 'Hyperallergic Los Angeles Art Guide', in: Hyperallergic, New York, Spring 2020, p. 4, ill.
Miranda, Carolina, 'Datebook: At Candlewood, installations inspired by a desert community’, on:, 28 February 2020
___, '10 Must See Exhibitions This Week From Paris to Los Angeles and Beyond', on:, 24 February 2020
Crow, Kelly, 'The Art World’s 99-Year-Old Discovery', in: The Wall Street Journal, New York, vol. CCLXXV, no. 36, 13 February 2020, p. A12, ill.
Pener, Degen, Jordan, Riefe, 'Frieze’s "Recognition of the L.A. Art Scene"', in: The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles, 12 February 2020, pp. 48, 50, ill.
Miranda, Carolina, 'Datebook: At Age 99, Painter Luchita Hurtado Gets a Survey at LACMA', on:, 12 February 2020
Finkel, Jori, '"At 99, I’m Another Person Entirely"': Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead’, on:, 12 February 2020
Cascone, Sarah, 'In LA for Frieze Week? Here Is Our Guide to 22 Mind-Expanding Museum Shows to See if You Want to Venture Beyond the Fairs', on:, 11 February 2020
___, 'Exposiciones Nacionales e Internacionales Que No Te Puedes Perder en CDMX', on:, 1 February 2020
Finkel, Jori, 'Luchita Hurtado: "When I was 30, I was one person. At 60 I was someone else. Now at 99, I’m another person entirely"', in The Art Newspaper, vol. 29, no. 320, February 2020, pp. 11-12, ill.
Quiroga, Ricardo, 'Modigliani, Picasso y otras figuras, en días de austeridad', on:, 27 January 2020
Singer, Fanny, 'Fog Machine', on:, 23 January 2020
Greenberger, Alex, 'Made in L.A., Closely Watched Biennial with a Spotlight on California, Reveals Artist List for 2020 Edition', on:, 21 January 2020
Nava, Mauricio, 'De Modigliani a Picasso: expos imperdibles de 2020', on:, 21 January 2020
Jansen, Charlotte, 'The Art Movements of the 2010s', on:, 18 December 2019
___, 'The Most Influential Artists of 2019', on:, 11 December 2019
___, 'It’s Never Too Late: 20 Art-World Superstars Who Only Found Success Long After Others Would Have Given Up', on:, 20 November 2019
___, 'The Originals: Luchita Hurtado, Artist', in: W Magazine, New York, vol. 7, November 2019, p. 132, ill.
Hedges, Frances, 'A Life in Art: Luchita Hurtado', in: Harper’s Bazaar, New York, November 2019, pp. 58-61, cover, ill.
Maximilíano, Durón, '"She’s Just Getting Started": On the Cusp of Her 99th Birthday, Americans for the Arts Honors Artist Luchita Hurtado', on:, 22 October 2019
Dube, Ilene, 'Finally, a Deeper Look at Luchita Hurtado’s Long Career', on:, 17 October 2019
___, 'BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?', on:, 16 October 2019
Airoldi, Silvia, 'L’agenda delle mostre di ottobre da vedere nella seconda settimana del mese', on:, 12 October 2019
Fanelli, Franco, 'A Napoli l’arte si guarda al cinema', on:, 8 October 2019
Harris, Gareth, da Silva, José, 'Frieze returns to safe haven of painting amid threat of recession and political instability', on:, London, 5 October 2019
___, 'Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn', in: Whitewaller, 2 October 2019, pp. 66
Parlato, Lucilla, 'Artecinema tra San Carlo e Augusteo: 30 docu sull’arte contemporanea', on:, 1 October 2019
Whyte, Murray, 'At the MFA, a new show confronts centuries of sexism – including the museum’s own', on:, 19 September 2019
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, 'David Lynch’s Universe Knows No Bounds', on:, 18 September 2019
___, 'Best of the Best: Luchita Hurtado: "I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn"', in: Time Out London, 23 July 2019
von Elten, Sabrina, 'Malerinnen im Dialog bei Hauser & Wirth', in: Engadiner Post, 18 July 2019, pp. 13
___, 'Neues aus den Galerien', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Zurich, 11 July 2019
Ray, Debika, 'At Masterpiece London, Contemporary and Traditional Treasures Hide in Plain Sight', on:, London, 27 June 2019
___, 'National Treasure', in: Elle, New York, June 2019, p. 102, ill.
___, 'Luchita Artworks are views from the top', on:, 24 May 2019
___, 'London artist hosts first gallery exhibition aged 98', on:, 24 May 2019
Shaw, Anny, 'David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people', on:, 18 April 2019
ElGenaidi, Deena, 'LACMA Acquires Eight New Works, and Harvard Museums Receive 70 Otto Piene Sketchbooks', on:, 18 April 2019
Cotter, Holland, ‘Los Angeles Welcomes You’, in: The New York Times, 16 August 2018, p. C11
Smith, Roberta, ‘Fresh Broad Strokes Of an Incomplete Survey’, in: The New York Times, 2 August 2018, p. C13
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, ‘The Last Surrealist’, in: 032c, Summer 2018, pp. 130-139
Wagley, Catherine, ‘The Way Men Never See Women. The Rediscovered Paintings of Luchita Hurtado’, in: Flash Art, No. 321, Vol. 51, June-August 2018, pp. 58-65
Riefe, Jordan, ‘Ambitious, Diverse and Topical: ‘Made in L.A. 2018’ Is the Biennial We Need Right Now’, on:, 8 June 2018
Stapley-Brown, Victoria, ‘From Riga to Los Angeles, biennials are searching for answers in troubled times’, in: The Art Newspaper, 5 June 2018
Greenberger, Alex, ‘Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali Galleries to Organize Four-Venue, 46-Artist Painting Survey’, on:, 4 June 2018
Stromberg, Matt, ‘Resolutely Political LA Artists Focus on the Body in the City’s Latest Biennial’, on:, 4 June 2018
Alpert, Adrienne, ’97-year-old artist featured in ‘Made in LA’ exhibit at Hammer Museum in Westwood’, on:, 28 May 2018
Hirschowitz, Gabé, ‘Philanthropist Lynda Resnick on the Hammer Museum & Why LA is the New Art Capital’, on:, 17 May 2018
___, ‘Getting Their Due’, on:, 30 April 2018
Griffin, Jonathan, ‘Los Angeles Gallery Share’, on:, 28 March 2018
Crippa, Karim, ‘Five Shows in March’, on:, 26 March 2018
Miranda, Carolina, ‘Datebook: The city abstracted at CAAM, an architectural film festival and meditating at the museum’, on:, 9 March 2018
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WNYC, 'The Legacy of Luchita Hurtado' [Graham Steele discusses her life and legacy in 'Luchita Hurtado. Together Forever' at HWNY on 'All of It with Allison Stewart'], September 2020
The Great Women Artists Podcast with Katy Hessel, 'Hans Ulrich Obrist on Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado', 28 January 2020
London Live TV, 06.09.19, [James Nicholls and Tanya Francis review Luchita Hurtado 'I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn' at Serpentine Gallery], 6 September 2019
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