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Estate of LAURETTA VINCIARELLI

Lauretta Vinciarelli (B. 1943, Arbe, Italy, D. 2011, New York, NY) was an architect and artist who has works and drawings in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Washington. D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Archive of the Biennale of Venice; and the Italian Archive of Drawings; as well as in private collections. She exhibited in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and was represented by Henry Urbach Architecture in New York. She also taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation between 1978-2000, and at the City College of New York and Pratt Institute before that. Her work is the subject of two monographs:  Clear Light: The Architecture of Lauretta Vinciarelli, 2015, and Not Architecture But Evidence That It Exists, 1998.

EDUCATION

1971 PhD Architecture and Urban Planning, Universita’ di Roma, Facolta’ di Architettura
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
TOTAH, New York, Intimate Distances

2019
Donald Judd Foundation, New York, Lauretta Vinciarelli

2016
TOTAH, New York, NY, Light Unveiled

2012
Atrium Gallery of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York, NY, Clear Light: The Architecture of Lauretta Vinciarelli

2002
Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY, Lauretta Vinciarelli Watercolors

1998
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Incandescence: A Project by Lauretta Vinciarelli

1997
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Reflections: Watercolors by Lauretta Vinciarelli

1996
Architectural League of New York, NY, Spatial Reverberations: Watercolors by Lauretta Vinciarelli

National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Architectural Watercolors by Lauretta Vinciarelli

1992
MAK-Osterreichisches Museum fur augewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Rotte Raume

Columbia University GSAPP, New York, NY, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Red Room, Water Enclosures, and Other Unfolding Spaces

1982
School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Projects

1981
Museum of Norwegian Architecture, Oslo, Norway, Drawings by Lauretta Vinciarelli
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Drawings by Lauretta Vinciarelli
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Architectural Projects 1980-81

1980
A.A.M. Architecttura Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Processo Metafora. Progetti e disegni (Process), 1974-1980

Luce de Goede Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Drawings by Lauretta Vinciarelli

1978
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, NY, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Projects

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
MAXXI, Rome, Italy, Collezione MAXXI. Lo Spazio Dell’Imagine (MAXXI Collection, The Space of the Image)

2015
MAXXI, Rome, Italy

2004
Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, Watercolor Worlds

2002
Whitney Biennial 2002, New York, NY, Luminous Void, Volume of Light

2001
Stefania Miscetti Gallery, Rome, Italy

1986
Palmanova, Italy, Project for Palmanova(with Richard Plunz)

1985
Venice Biennale of Architecture: 3rd International Exhibition of Architecture, Venice, Italy, Project for Palmanova (with Richard Plunz)
Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Group Show

1984
Reggia di Caserta, Italy, Project for San Leucio

1981
Museum of Norwegian Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, New York, USA, Art by Architects

1980
The Chicago Tribune Tower Competitions: Late Entries (traveling group exhibition, 1980-82)
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, Creation and Recreation
School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Young Architects

1979
Sperone, Westwater and Fisher, New York, NY, Elements of Architecture

1978
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Group Show of Architectural Drawings

1977
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective

The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Drawing for A More Modern Architecture

1975
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Architectural Studies and Projects
Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, NY, Goodbye Five

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020
O’Neill Butler, Lauren. “Lauretta Vinciarelli, TOTAH.” ArtForum, vol. 59, no. 3, pg. 176, December 2020.

2019
Panicelli, Ida. “Lauretta Vinciarelli, Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street.” ArtForum, vol. 57. no. 10, June 2019.

2002
Kalb, Peter R. “Lauretta Vinciarelli at Henry Urbach Architecture.” Art in America, September 2002, pp. 130-131.
Henry, Clare. “The Art of Listening Carefully.” The Financial Times, March 2002, pp. 11.
Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update.” Artnet, March 2002, pp. 1-4.
Iovine, Julie V. “The Whitney Biennial Invites Architecture In.” The New York Times, March 2002, pp. C-2.
Rinder, Lawrence R. “Whitney Biennial New York: Harry N. Abrams.” Chrissie Iles, 2002, pp. 220-221 and 274.

1999
Hays, Michael K. “Not Architecture But Evidence That It Exists: A Note on Lauretta Vinciarelli’s Watercolors.” Assemblage38, 1999, pp. 48-57.

1998
Hodge, Brooke (ed).“Not architecture But Evidence That It Exists, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Watercolors.” New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.

1997
Ojeda, Oscar Riera (ed). “’The Loft of Lauretta Vinciarelli’ The New American Apartment: innovations in Residential Design and Construction.” New York: The Whitney Library Design, 1997, pp. 256-261.

1995
Breeze, Carla. “’The Loft of Lauretta Vinciarelli’ New Modern: Creative Living Spaces.” New York: Architecture & Interior Design Library, 1995, pp. 66-71.

1994
“Profonde Risonanze.” L’Arca, January 1994.

1993
Stein, Karen D. “Imagines Spaces.” Architectural Record, September 1993, pp. 106-109.
Titz, Walter. “Klein Anflug von Behaglichkeit.” Kleiner Zeitung, Graz, January 1993.
Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte. “Abeschlossener Ort Architecktur.” Weiner Zeitung, January 1993.
Walsch, Christopher. “Meditationstraming.” Weiner Blatt, January 1993.

1992
K.S. “Architecktur des Lichtes.” Die Presse, December 1992.
Hofleitner, Johanna. “Meschenlerre Inneraume: Der Bauch der Architektur.” Kurier, December 1992.
Filler, Martin.“Building With Paper and Water.” Design Quarterly, Fall 1992.
Newsline, September-October 1992.
Woods, Lebbeus. “Lauretta Vinciarelli: The Architecture of Light.” A&U, June 1992.

1984
Unknown. “San Leucio: cinque proposte par un territorio.” September 1984.

1982
Unknown. The Texas Architect, 1982.

1981
Sorkin, Michael. “The Seven Courtyards.” Express, 1981.
Unknown. “Puglia Project and Marfa 2a.” A&U, April 1981.
Unknown. “The Seven Courtyards.” SD, 1981.
Unknown. Art in America, 1981.
Unknown. “Marfa 7.” House and Garden, March 1981.

1980
Unknown. “Marfa 2a.” Archetype, 1, Winter 1980.
Unknown. “Late Entries to the Tribune Tower Competition.” Progressive Architecture, June 1980.
Miller, Ross. “Reading Architectural Drawings.” Residential Interiors, July-August 1980.

1979
Unknown. Progressive Architecture, January 1979.
Stern, Robert A.M., Nivens, Deborah. “Marfa 2.” The Artchitects’ Eye, 1979.

1978
Pommer, Richard. “Structures for Imagination.” Art in America, March-April 1978.
Unknown. “Puglia Project.” Domus, no. 584, July 1978.

1977
Torre, Susana. “Towards the Definition of a Spatial Fabric.” Women in American, 1978.
“Architecture: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective.” New York: Watson-Guptel Publications, 1977, pp. 176-177.
Fodera, Leonardo. “Puglia Project.” Architectural Design, June 1977.

PUBLICATIONS

1996
Conway, Patricia, Kanes Weisman, Leslie. The Sex of Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, pp. 157-160, 1996.
Vinciarelli, Lauretta. Women, Internet and the Space of Tyranny. Diana Agrest, Patricia, 1996.

1995
Vinciarelli, Lauretta. Red Rooms, Water Enclosures and Other Unfolding Spaces. Oz, Vol. 17, pp. 26-31, 1995.

1991
Catalog. Contemporary Architectural Drawings. San Francisco: Pomegranate Books, 1991.

1988
Vinciarelli, Lauretta. On Croset’s Idea of Naturation. Revisions 2, 1988.

1986
Catalog. Fifth Anniversary of Emerging Voices. New York: The Architectural League of New York, 1986.

1985
Catalog. Terca Mostra Internationale di Architettura. Venezia: La Biennale di Venezia. 1985.

1982
Catalog. Wall, Door and Window. Cooper Union Winter Edition, 1982.

1980
Vinciarelli, Lauretta. Marfa 2a. Precis, vol. 2, 1980.
Catalog. Creation and Recreation: America Draws. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture, June 1980.

1977
Vinciarelli, Lauretta, Latour, Alessandra. An Interview with Peter Einsman. Architecture, Mouvement, Continouite, 1977.
Vinciarelli, Lauretta, Fodera, Leonardo. Riflessioni sull’atteggiamento razionale in architettura. Controspazia, October-November 1977.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

MAXXI – Museo Nationale delle Art dei XXI Secolo, Rome
2015 – Forty watercolors; thirty color studies; four notebooks of sketches and six pencil studies.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1996 – Watercolor titled; Long Horizon II.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1976 – Nine drawings.
1999 – Seven watercolors and seven small-size studies titled, Orange Sound.
2016 – Forty-six watercolors; Forty-one line drawings; and several sketch books and color.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1991 – Watercolor titled; Atrium in Red.
1992 – Watercolors titled; Night 6 and Night 7.
1998 – Watercolors titles; Wings and Frame I.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
1986 – Garden Structure (untitled).
The Archive of the Biennale di Venezia
1985 – Drawings, with Richard Plunz, titled; The Palamanova Project.
The Italian Archive of Drawings
1981 – Drawings, with Richard Plunz, titled; The San Leucio Project.

Articles & Reviews

2020

Lauren O’Neill Butler. “Lauretta Vinciarelli, TOTAH.” Artforum, Vol. 59, No. 3, pg. 176, December 2020.

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“Must-See Shows: Lauretta Vinciarelli, Intimate Distances.” Artforum.com, October 2020.

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Corwin, William. “Lauretta Vinciarelli: Intimate Distances”. The Brooklyn Rail, October 2020.

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2019
Panicelli, Ida. “Lauretta Vinciarelli, Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street.” Artforum, vol. 57. no. 10, June 2019.

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Luckel, Madeleine. “The Judd Foundation examines the architectural drawings of Lauretta Vinciarelli in a new exhibition.” March 2019.

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2016

Dian, Ran. “New York Hit List: Futures, Lightness and Noir.” Ran Dian, August 2016.

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Jovanovich, Alex. “Critics’ Pick.” Artforum, August 2016.

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Schwendener, Martha. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week.” The New York Times, August 2016

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Corona, Sarah. “Three Artists at New York’s TOTAH Gallery Prove their Enduring Importance for Deciphering Today’s Society.” Whitehot, August 2016.

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Martin, Olivia. “David Totah’s NY space presents the watercolours of Lauretta Vinciarelli.” Wallpaper, July 2016.

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Steadman, Ryan. “Was this Architecture Teacher—and Donald Judd’s Muse—an Overlooked Master Painter?” Observer, June 2016.

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2002

Kalb, Peter R. “Lauretta Vinciarelli at Henry urbach Architecture.” Art in America, September 2002, pp. 130-131.

Henry, Clare. “The Art of Listening Carefully.” The Financial Times, March 2002, pp. 11.

Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Update.” Artnet, March 2002, pp. 1-4.

Iovine, Julie V. “The Whitney Biennial Invites Architecture In.” The New York Times, March 2002, pp. C-2.

Rinder, Lawrence R. “Whitney Biennial New York: Harry N. Abrams.” Chrissie Iles, 2002, pp. 220-221 and 274.

1999

Hays, Michael K. “Not Architecture But Evidence That It Exists: A Note on Lauretta Vinciarelli’s Watercolors.” Assemblage38, 1999, pp. 48-57.

1998

Hodge, Brooke (ed).“Not architecture But Evidence That It Exists, Lauretta Vinciarelli: Watercolors.” New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.

1997

Ojeda, Oscar Riera (ed). “’The Loft of Lauretta Vinciarelli’ The New American Apartment: innovations in Residential Design and Construction.” New York: The Whitney Library Design, 1997, pp. 256-261.

1995

Breeze, Carla. “’The Loft of Lauretta Vinciarelli’ New Modern: Creative Living Spaces.” New York: Architecture & Interior Design Library, 1995, pp. 66-71.

1994

“Profonde Risonanze.” L’Arca, January 1994.

1993

Stein, Karen D. “Imagines Spaces.” Architectural Record, September 1993, pp. 106-109.

Titz, Walter. “Klein Anflug von Behaglichkeit.” Kleiner Zeitung Graz, January 1993.

Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte. “Abeschlossener Ort Architecktur.” Weiner Zeitung, January 1993.

Walsch, Christopher. “Meditationstraming.” Weiner Blatt, January 1993.

1992

K.S. “Architecktur des Lichtes.” Die Presse, December 1992.

Hofleitner, Johanna. “Meschenlerre Inneraume: Der Bauch der Architektur.” Kurier, December 1992.

Filler, Martin.“Building With Paper and Water.” Design Quarterly, Fall 1992.

Newsline, September-October 1992.

Woods, Lebbeus. “Lauretta Vinciarelli: The Architecture of Light.” A&U, June 1992.

1984

Unknown. “San Leucio: cinque proposte par un territorio.” September 1984.

1982

Unknown. The Texas Architect, 1982.

1981

Sorkin, Michael. “The Seven Courtyards.” Express, 1981.

Unknown. “Puglia Project and Marfa 2a.” A&U, April 1981.

Unknown. “The Seven Courtyards.” SD, 1981.

Unknown. Art in America, 1981.

Unknown. “Marfa 7.” House and Garden, March 1981.

1980

Unknown. “Marfa 2a.” Archetype, 1, Winter 1980.

Unknown. “Late Entries to the Tribune Tower Competition.” Progressive Architecture, June 1980.

Miller, Ross. Reading Architectural Drawings.” Residential Interiors, July-August 1980.

1979

Unknown. Progressive Architecture, January 1979.

Stern, Robert A.M., Nivens, Deborah. “Marfa 2.” The Artchitects’ Eye, 1979.

1978

Pommer, Richard. “Structures for Imagination.” Art in America, March-April, 1978.

Unknown. “Puglia Project.” Domus, no. 584, July 1978.

1977

Torre, Susana. “Towards the Definition of a Spatial Fabric.” Women in American, 1978.

Fodera, Leonardo. “Puglia Project.” Architectural Design, June 1977.

Publications

1991
Contemporary Architectural Drawings. San Frencisco: Pomengranate Books.
1986
Fifth Anniversary of Emerging Voices. New York: The Architectural League of New York.
1985
Terca Mostra Internationale di Architettura. Venezia: La Biennale di Venezia.
1982
“Wall, Door and Window”. Cooper Union Winter Edition.
1980
“Creation and Recreation: America Draws”. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture.