Michael Lucero

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Michael Lucero is one of the preeminent sculptors of our time. He received his MFA from the University of Washington in 1978. Since then, Lucero has challenged the traditional perceived limitation of clay by giving it the primacy of painting or marble sculpture. An ardent admirer of global culture, Lucero incorporates stylistic references from various cultures into his work (pre Columbian, Native American, European and African), creating complex, hybrid forms that comment on the changing nature of society and the environment in which we live.

His work can be seen in the collections of the American Craft Museum, The Carnegie Museum, The Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, LACMA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among countless others around the United States and abroad.

Selected Collections
Museum of Art + Design, New York NY
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AR
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Dannheiser Foundation, New York NY
The Daum Museum, Sedalia MO
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY
The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia PA
First Bank, Minneapolis MN
The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Henry Kaufman & Co., New York NY
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Nerman Museum, Kansas City
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, East Logan UT
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa OK
The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OH


4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 fax
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
and by appointment