Biography

b. 1975, New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 

Daniel Lefcourt’s work, often minimal in appearance and nearly monochromatic, engages weighty conceptual questions and artistic concerns. His work scrutinizes and dismantles the process of painting through the material, the subject matter, and the physical space the work is shown. Using photographs of the trash in his studio, Lefcourt’s process-oriented and varied practice blurs the divide between abstraction and representation, often capturing the nuances of both.

Daniel Lefcourt was born in 1975 in New York and lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Columbia University and is a member of the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Anti-Scans, Campoli Presti, London (2015); A Moveable Feast - Part VI, Campoli Presti, Paris (2014); Art Statements with Campoli Presti, Art Basel (2013); and Prepared Ground, Taxter & Spengemann, New York (2011). His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including First Among Equals at ICA Philadelphia (2012); Knight’s Move at Sculpture Center, New York (2010); Reel to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection at the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2012); and Greater New York at MoMA P.S.1, New York (2000). His work is also part of prominent public collections such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

All images © Daniel Lefcourt.