Mr. Lack is an accomplished painter and graphic artist. Educated at McGill University in Psychology and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Guanajuato; Mexico, he has a background in film work as well as painting and has participated in the making of over ten feature films, as a writer, actor and or producer, all of which informs the dramatic content on his paintings. Since the late seventies his work has been shown internationally in over 35 solo shows and countless group exhibitions worldwide. As one of the seminal artists of the New York East Village Scene, his work has associations with the immediacy and impact of street art. The work has appeared editorially in many magazines; The New Yorker, Glamour Magazine; The NY Times Sunday Magazine; High Times; and has been reviewed by Artforum, Arts Magazine; ArtNews; Art in America, The NY Times; among many other publications. Recently a book of his politically referenced pen and ink drawings, There is a War, was published by The University press at Fredrickton University in New Brunswick Canada.
Mr. Lack’s paintings and drawings are in many significant collections, public and private. Among them are The Chase Bank Collection, The NY Public Library Print Dept, The Brooklyn Museum, The Royal Bank of Canada, the Ralph Lauren Family Collection; the Jerry Speyer Family Collection, the New Britain Museum of American Art; The Rubell Family Collection; J.J. Abrams; Rutgers University, The New School,NYC; The Klewin Collection; and many others. He has been the subject of a profile on Bravo’s ARTS and MINDS.
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