Lucy Bull Biography
Born in New York in 1990, Lucy Bull is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles primarily known for her dreamlike paintings. Bull earned her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, and has since dazzled the art world with her ebullient compositions. Amorphous shapes, textured patterns and bright colors are key features of her works, which merge the abstract and the surreal. Her practice strikes a balance between the chromatic vibrancy of color field paintings of the likes of Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler or Sam Gilliam with gestural markings that recall the Surrealist landscapes of artists such as Max Ernst. Bull’s method of creation is a process-based mediation between calculation and impulse; first employing loose brushwork, the artist then builds upon it, layer by layer, until she finally reaches a trance-like abstraction.
Bull’s psychedelic artworks were recently the subject of solo exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery, Human Resources and Smart Objects in Los Angeles, High Art in Arles and Paris and beyond. Her work was featured in numerous group exhibitions, among them Artists Inspired By Music: Interscope Reimagined at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Present Generations: Creating the Scantland Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of MAMCO Geneva, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Dallas Museum of Art and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.