Louise Lawler was born in 1947 in Bronxville, New York. Lawler received her BFA in art from Cornell University, New York, in 1969, and moved to New York City in 1970. Lawler held her first gallery show at Metro Pictures, New York, in 1982. Soon after, Lawler gained international recognition for her photographic and installation-based projects. Her work has been featured in numerous interna- tional exhibitions, including Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany (2007); the Whitney Biennial, New York (1991, 2000, and 2008); and the Triennale di Milano (1999). Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at Portikus, Frankfurt (2003); the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (2004); the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio (2006); and Museum Ludwig, Germany (2013). In 2005, the solo exhibition In and Out of Place: Louise Lawler and Andy Warhol was presented at Dia:Beacon, which comprised a selection of photographs taken by Lawler, all of which include works by Warhol. She lives and works in New York City.