Significant Places / Malcolm Lubliner

Lubliner's interests are shared by a number of other photographers concerned with the landscapes of contemporary industrial culture. These include Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Frank Gohike, Roger Mertin and Stephen Shore. These photographers depict tract houses, factory buildingsd, western land development, and urban streets. Like Lubliner, they depict defaced landscapes. At first, it might seem that these photographers provide information without personal content, using the camera solely as a descriptive tool. In fact, all of these photographers face desicisions concerning subject matter and formal organization. Their topographical images are often highly structured, suggesting that the very absence of overt emotions and specific events in their photographs constitutes a philosophical and artistic commentary on the normal and invisible look of the urban environment.


Dr. Robert S. Mattison
The Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History

Malcolm Lubliner    

Malcolm Lubliner Bio


1962 MFA Degree, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Ca
Received a California State Teaching Credential


2003 Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA
Bedford Gallery, City Council Chambers, Walnut Creek, CA
Point of View, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
2001 Osceola Gallery Emeryville, CA
1999 Berlex Corporation. Sponsored by The Richmond Art Museum
1995 Sixteen Tableaus, The Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA
1995 Sixteen Tableaus, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Introductions 1988, Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Mitzie Landau Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
1975 Automotive Research, The Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2006 Rush Creek Editions Gallery, Inaugural exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Transmissions Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2005 Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center For the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2003 Grabado sin Fronteras, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA , Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA and Estamperia of Quito Ecuador.
2002 Crocker Art Museum, Crocker-Kingsley 73rd Biennial Exhibition, Sacramento, CA
1997 Oakland Museum of California, “In Front of the Lens” Photographers Portraits and Self Portraits, Oakland, CA
Photographing The L.A. Art Scene 1955-1975, Group exhibition at The Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles
Living in Balance, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
36th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, N.Y.
1993 Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, East Hills, N.Y.
1993 4th Annual Art Equinox, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana.
1993 Portraits in Black and White, ZYZZYVA benefit, Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 Long Beach Arts 89th Open Exhibition, Long Beach, CA
1993 Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, TX
1989 A Special Photographers Co., Group Exhibition, London, GB
1988 The Print Club, 64th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia, PA
1985 SNAP Photographic Competition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery San Francisco, CA
1981 L.A. As Seen By L.A. Artists, Invitational Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Architecture de Tour, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
1967 California Dreamin’, Los Angeles County Museum, Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA
1980 Otis Art Institute Alumni Invitational, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1971 Art and Technology, Photographic documentation of the U.S. Arts entry at the Osaka Worlds Fair, sponsored by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art


2001 Miranda Leonard Purchase Grant, Gift of four photographs to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1994 California Exposition & State Fair, AWARD, Sacramento, CA
1975 Ohio Silver Gallery National Open Exhibition, PURCHASE AWARD, Ohio Silver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962 All City Competition, AWARD, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Arts Commission
Oakland Museum of California
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Fresno Museum of Art
The California Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Approximately one hundred private collections.


1967 University of California at Long Beach, Graduate courses in Painting and Drawing
1964-1967 Various Private and Public Community Centers, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture


1994-2000 Member of the Richmond Arts Commission,
Public Arts, Chair
Public Affairs, Chair