Lita Albuquerque is an internationally renowned environmental artist, painter, and sculptor. She has developed a visual language that brings the realities of time to a human scale. Her work questions our place in the enormity of infinite space and eternal time. In the 1970s, Albuquerque emerged as a leading figure of the Light and Space movement, a group of California artists who explored the relationship between geometric shapes, light, and the environment and the perception of the viewer. Albuquerque primarily created ephemeral pigment installations for desert sites.
Albuquerque is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Cairo Biennale Prize at the Sixth International Cairo Biennale, the National Endowment for the Arts Art in Public Places Award, and the esteemed Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Perugia, Italy. Her work is featured in the collections of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.