sebastian lemm




artist statement

Sebastian Lemm, a native of Germany, relocated to New York City in 2000 after graduating from Berlin University of the Arts (MFA equivalent).

Sean Kelly Gallery featured Sebastian's photo-based work in “Unframed First Look” curated by Adam Fuss, Jack Pierson and Cindy Sherman in 2004. Since then, Sebastian had group and solo shows at galleries and cultural organizations throughout the US, including Platform Gallery (Seattle, WA), Bank Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Ellen Curlee Gallery (St. Louis, MO), and Margaret Thatcher Projects, Pierogi Gallery, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, James Cohan Gallery (auction), Nurture Art, and Art Omi (all in New York).

Critical recognition has come from Art in America, The New Yorker, Art World (UK), NY Arts Magazine, Time Out Chicago as well as 2wice Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Palm Beach Daily News, The Village Voice, and numerous visual art blogs such as Art Moco, Jörg Colberg's Conscientious blog, I Heart Photograph. His work has also been selected
for editorial features in H-Magazine (Spain) and Someone’s Garden Magazine (Japan) and
was included in the book ‘Light and Lens’ by Robert Hirsch. In 2008, the Goethe-Instituts
in Chicago and New York hosted artist talks with Sebastian Lemm and critics Gregory Volk
and Michael Weinstein.

Sebastian’s work is included in private and corporate art collections.



2000 to present Lives and works in New York, NY
1999 MFA equivalent, high honors, UdK, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
1995 BFA equivalent, UdK, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

born in Berlin, Germany


lectures and talks
ICP, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY
David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago (organized by Goethe Institut, Chicago)
Goethe Institut, New York (with Gregory Volk)
New York University, New York, NY
UdK, Berlin University of the Arts


2008 Hasselblad Masters Award (semi finalist)
2006 Chashama Artist Residency, Pine Plains, NY
International Output Award
1999 100 Best Posters, first prize, Germany
1999 International Output Award
1998 International Output Award



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