Brandon Lattu (b. 1970) is an artist whose work utilizes photography, sculpture, and video to investigate the constantly changing state of representation in order to push beyond the conventional empiricism that pictures of the world have traditionally invoked. His work particularly addresses the social structures emphasized and enforced by models of perspective and abstraction as well as spatial hierarchies in architecture and commerce.
An upcoming survey exhibition curated by Charlotte Cotton is planned to originate at the California Museum of Photography in fall of 2020. Solo exhibitions include Full to Bursting, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (2019) Not Human, Koenig and Clinton, New York (2013); Reciprocity of Light, an offsite project with the Mak Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2010); 3 Models, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2007) and Vacio 9, Madrid; and 4 Models, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (2007). An earlier survey exhibition of his work was held at the Kunstverein in Bielefeld, Germany in 2007, accompanied by Office Gray Case, an artist’s book reworking the traditional monograph.
Lattu has been included in numerous international group exhibitions at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013); Powerstation of Art, Shanghai (2012); Fondacion Jumex, Ecatapec (2012); Museum Ostwall, Dortmund (2011); Mak Center, Los Angeles (2010); the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2009); Vox Centre de L’image Contemporaine, Montreal (2008); the Essl Collection, Vienna (2007); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006); and the Kunsthalle Basel (2000). His work is in the public collections of the Albertina, Vienna; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fondacion Jumex, Mexico; the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Brandon Lattu lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and his BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC in 1994. He was a guest scholar for four lectures titled “Expression, Elision and Destruction of Space in the Digital Era” at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc) in the Fall of 2015. Lattu is a Professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Riverside and holds classes with both undergraduate and graduate students.