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Lincoln Schatz is a contemporary American artist, best known for his pioneering works that create portraits of people, places and processes utilizing video and software to collect, store, and display images.
In 2008, the Hearst Corporation commissioned Schatz to create CUBE portraits to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Esquire magazine. The CUBE project combined architecture, video, and performance using a video system to generate painterly screen- based portraits of subjects. The work profiled the 75 most influential people of the 21st century including George Clooney, LeBron James, Jeff Bezos, and Craig Newmark. The series of portraits was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2010.
In 2007, the Billingsley Company commissioned a new work for the entrance of One Arts Plaza in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. This large-scale video memory work features two video walls, totaling more than 160 square feet. Schatz also completed commissions in that year for a new Helmut Jahn-designed high-rise in Chicago at 600 Fairbanks, and another for the entrance of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Other notable commissions include Qualcomm Corporate Headquarters, San Diego; The Art Institute of Chicago; The US State Department; Across Time, a permanent commission at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago; a work made for Shanghai contemporary art collector Pearl Lam; and Reyes Holdings, Chicago.
Work by Lincoln Schatz has been exhibited at Bitforms Gallery, New York and Seoul; the Hearst Tower, New York; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; Think 21 Contemporary, Brussels; PULSE Miami; ARCO, Madrid; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Gallery Simon, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla.
Recent lectures include: KIN Global Summit, Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University; PopTech, Camden, Maine; Picnic, Amsterdam; Fotoweek DC, Washington, DC; Apple, Cupertino, California.
His work is held in numerous international public and private collections including, San Jose Museum of Art; Glatzova & Co., Prague; Cafritz Collection, Washington, DC; Fundación Privada Sorigué, Lleida; Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside; Ernesto Ventos Omedes, Barcelona; Fidelity Investment, Boston; and W Hotel, Seoul.
Schatz attended the Latin School of Chicago, and received his BA from Bennington College. He was the recipient of a CORE fellowship to the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.