Daniel Lefcourt

Daniel Lefcourt

Professor – Rhode Island School of Design

Daniel Lefcourt’s artistic practice engages the discipline of painting through the lens of scientific, industrial and military imaging technologies. His current areas of research focus on generative systems, chance and procedural design.

Lefcourt has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums for over two decades. His artworks are in numerous museum collections, including at The Whitney Museum, New York; Yale University Art Gallery; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; ︎The Rachofsky Collection at The Warehouse, Dallas; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; and︎ V-A-C Foundation, Moscow. His work has also been included in numerous museum exhibitions including at MoMA PS1, New York; ICA Philadelphia; Sculpture Center, New York; the de Young Museum, San Francisco; Malmo Konstmuseum, Sweden; and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, among others.

His artwork is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, where he has had multiple solo exhibitions, and by Campoli Presti in Europe, where he has had regular solo exhibitions in both London and Paris. He has had additional solo and group gallery exhibitions at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles; Andrea Rosen, Gallery Lelong and Taxter & Spengemann in New York; Galerie Mitterrand & Sanz in Zurich; and Luis Campaña Galerie, Berlin; among others.

Lefcourt’s work has received critical responses in ArtForum, Frieze, Art in America, The New Yorker and The New York Times, among others, and has been included in numerous publications. He has spoken at institutions including the DIA Center for the Arts, Harvard University and the Cooper Union.

Lefcourt has been a member of the faculty at RISD since 2008, a full-time faculty member since 2011, and a full professor since 2022. He has taught in both Experimental and Foundation Studies and the Painting department. In addition to RISD, Lefcourt previously taught at Parsons School of Design, the Cooper Union, OCAD University and Columbia University.