Lena Herzog is a Russian-born artist based in Los Angeles and New York. She studied linguistics and literature at St. Petersburg University in Russia; philosophy at Mills College in Oakland, Calif.; and was a research consultant at Stanford University.
She is the author of five books of photography. Her work has appeared in and was reviewed by The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review and Cabinet, among other publications.
Herzog has been widely exhibited in Europe and the United States. Her book “Lost Souls” was published in 2010 in conjunction with an exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York and made the 2010 New York Times Editors’ Choice list. Herzog’s monograph “Deus Ex Machina: The Strandbeests of Theo Jansen” was published in 2014.