Lisson Gallery

James Casebere

James Casebere’s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. Over the past forty years Casebere has devised increasingly complex models and photographed them in his studio, creating photographic tableaux that subtly lay bare their own devices to inhabit the gap between abstraction and image, painting and photography. Casebere’s works have progressively depicted a wider perspective: the surrealist domestic scenes and claustrophobic vistas of his early pieces gave way to hauntingly evocative architectural interiors and exteriors of building typologies found both in the United States and the Middle East, while his Duchess County series (begun in 2009 and still ongoing) takes an aerial perspective of an entirely made-up, though acutely plausible community. Creating simulacra that revise and usurp reality to expose what art historian Hal Foster considers “a psychopathology of everyday life”, Casebere’s scenes are profoundly ambiguous yet politically pointed, chronicling our times through images of unpeopled spaces and landscapes that convey a deep disquiet.

Casebere was born in 1953 in Lansing, Michigan, USA and currently lives and works in New York, NY, USA. His work has been associated with the Pictures Generation of postmodern artists who emerged in the 1980s, which included Barbara Kruger, Robert Longo, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 landmark exhibition of that name. Major solo exhibitions have been staged at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany and  BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. His work is also featured in museum collections worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY, USA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, USA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK; Tate Collection, London, UK, among many others. 

James Casebere
Grandstand, 2016

Fine art pigment print 200.6 x 331.5 cm 79 x 130.5 in

James Casebere
Sea of Ice, 2014
Digital fine art pigment print

99.1 x 129.5 x 5.7 cm 39 x 51 x 2.2 in

James Casebere
Untitled 5, 2014

Digital fine art pigment print 109.22 x 83.82 x 3.49 cm 43 x 33 x 1.4 in

James Casebere
Trees and Bushes in Snow 2, 2014

Digital fine art pigment print 85.1 x 60.3 cm 33.5 x 23.7 in

James Casebere
Falling House with Fire, 2013

Framed Fine Art Pigment print mounted to Dibond 121.9 x 147.6 cm 48 x 58.1 in

James Casebere
Party at Caffey's Inlet Lifesaving Station (Dare County, NC), 2013

Archival pigment print 82 x 103.5 x 5 cm 30 X 38.8 x 2 in

James Casebere
Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station (Dare County, NC), 2013

Fine art pigment print 81.9 x 116.8 cm 32.2 x 46 in

James Casebere
Dusk on Exeter Road, 2013

Fine art pigment print 81.9 x 121.3 cm 32.2 x 47.7 in

James Casebere
Big Sur, 2013

Framed Fine Art Pigment print mounted to Dibond 127 x 166.7 x 5.1 cm 50 x 65.6 x 2 in

James Casebere
Cloudy/Sunny Skies, 2013

Digital archival inkjet print 79.4 x 66 x 5.1 cm 31 x 26 x 2 in

James Casebere
Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #4, 2010

Framed digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond, glazed with Mirogard Plus glass 61 x 79.7 cm 24 x 31 in

James Casebere
Classroom, Casa del Fascio , 2005

digital chromogenic print 182.9 x 228.6 cm 72 x 90 in


  1. James Casebere

    26 November 2015 – 15 January 2016

  2. James Casebere: Credit, Faith, Trust

    7 September – 1 October 2011

  3. James Casebere

    12 November – 20 December 2003

  4. James Casebere and Gaylen Gerber

    12 September – 12 October 1996

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