MFA Rutgers University 1981
BA Southern Illinois University 1974
Pursuing photography as an art form exploring various technical and conceptual ideas.
Projects revolve around photography techniques and the conceptual context produced
COMMERCIAL STUDIO 1990-2002
Founded and operated a vibrant commercial studio in New York City, specializing in the Editorial, Advertising, and Design Communities. The photographs created have received numerous awards and garnered a reputation for their innovative styles.
A partial client list includes The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Reader’s Digest, and Fitness Magazine. Advertising includes McCann-Ericson, J.W. Thompson, FCB among others. Corporate clients include Smith Barney, Origins Natural Resources (Estee Lauder) and Chanel.
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER 1980-1990
Worked as a photographer for many leading artists and Art institutions including Claus Oldenburg and Dennis Oppenheim; the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY Corpo rate collections including McCrory and Chase and several New York City galleries
including Pace, Marlborough, Leonard Hutton, & Marion Goodman galleries.
ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS
Photo District News ‘Earl Ripling’s Complex Path’ 1996
Graphis Posters 96 ‘Origins Silent Treatment’ 1996
Communication Arts ‘Photography Annual’ 1992
Photo District News ‘ Technically Speaking’ 1992
ACADEMIC & FINE ART CAREER
Rochester Institute of Technology 1994
University of Alabama 1983
Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst(AKI) Enschede,Holland 1980
Illinois State University 1979
FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS
National Endowment for the Arts Grant 1983 & 1985
Whitney Independent Studies Program 1976
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT: ‘Spectra ‘07 National Photography Triennial’ juror Peter MacGill, 2007
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY: ‘Breaking the Rules’ curated by
Eugenie Tsai, 2001
New Museum of Contemporary Art: Language, Drama, Source & Vision NYC 1983
Just Above Midtown/Downtown: ‘A Love Story’ NYC 1983
Real Art Ways: installation of Video/Book Hartford, CT 1983
Philadelphia Art Alliance: Philadelphia, PA ‘Words and Images’
Alternative Museum: ‘Beyond Photography’ NYC 1980
HallWalls: Buffalo, NY Group Show 1980
Artist Space: installation ‘Theatrical Book’ NYC, 1980
Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern, Switzerland. Artist’s Books group show,1979
Franklin Furnace, NYC 1979
Institute for Art and Urban Resouces (PS1) L.I.C., NY ‘Flash Theater’ curated by
Geoffrey Hendricks, 1979.
The New Museum, NYC ‘Double Take’ group show, 1978
Travelling Show (Australia and New Zealand) organized by The Franklin Furnace, 1978
Travelling show: ‘Artist’s Books USA curated by Peter Frank and the Independent
Curators Incorporated, 1978.
The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art: ‘Artwords and Bookworks’
Franklin Furnace NYC 1977
Harkness House, NYC: ‘Sequential 77’ group show 197
C-Space, NYC ‘Memory’ curated by Marcia Tucker and the staff of the New
112 Greene Street Workshop, NYC: group show, 1975.
ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS
New York Native, Dec 1982 ‘ReGendered’ by Tony Whitfield
Alive Magazine Sept/Oct 1982 (V1#2) ‘Picture Shows’ by Leonora Champagne
New Orleans Review (V8,#1) 1981
Atlanta Art Papers (Atlanta,GA) interview by Jammie Williams 1980
The Villager (NYC) July 27, 1978 ‘At The Galleries’ by Jill Dunbar
The Auckland Star (New Zealand) July 26, 1978 ‘Preview’ by GH Brown
The Village Voice Feb 20, 1978 ‘Exposures’ edited by Guy Trebay
Catalogue, ‘Memory Show’ by Marcia Tucker, Allen Swartzman, and Susan Logan, 1977.