Born in Santa Monica, California, Lita Albuquerque was raised largely in Tunisia, North Africa, and Paris, France. She was a seminal part of the California Light and Space movement, and a pioneer in Process Art, Environmental Art and Earth Art. She has undertaken major sculpture commissions including projects for the California State Capitol East End Complex in Sacramento, the University of Tokyo Library, the Evo De Concini Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, and the Palos Verdes Central Library. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Trust, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles among others. Albuquerque is represents in Los Angeles by Kohn Gallery.