Louis Bickett is a conceptual artist and photographer operating an archive and studio in Lexington, KY.
Artist's Statement My art work is about identity, the passage of time and death. The work is often very political in nature. An early group show that I participated in was AIDS: THE ARTIST RESPONDS at the Wexner Center for Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (the 1st. organized show concerning the subject at a USA university campus). The most current work is entitled THE ARCHIVE LOUIS ZOELLAR BICKETT II. I'm making an inventory of every object in the house and studio and making a photographic documentation of it. At the conclusion of the project one could tell exactly what I possess. The most important inspiration that I've gathered from my travels around the world is from the work of Joseph Beuys and Annette Messager. I've had a working studio since 1969. Most of my inspirations come from that long production and daily living.