BEN ALTMAN

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017

  Reverence   Dowd Gallery   State University of NY, Cortland, NY

  The More That Is Taken Away  Sol Mednick Gallery   University of the Arts, Philadephia, PA

  Dream Sofa   Stone Hill Quarry Art Park   Cazenovia, NY

2016

  Site/Sight   Light Work   Syracuse, NY

  Black Bile: The More That Is Taken Away  Handwerker Gallery Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

  Seeing Memorials   Community School of Music and Arts   Ithaca, NY

2015

  Site/Sight    Kopeikin Gallery   Los Angeles, CA

  HCP Fellowship Exhibition     Houston Center for Photography  Houston, TX

  Projects in Black and White    Corners Gallery   Ithaca, NY   with Laurie Snyder

2010-2014

  Talk Tompkins   Tompkins County Public Library   Ithaca, NY   Sesquicentennial

  Say Peekskill   Peekskill Project  Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Peekskill, NY

  Memory Mechanism Community Art Partnership of Tompkins County Artspace, Ithaca, NY

  Trouble Seeing Trouble   Installation, Second Story Gallery, Trumansburg, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  Artificial Things (featured artist)   Shutter Hub/Art at the ARB   Cambridge University, UK.

  Meitar Prize Shortlisted Artists   Photo Israel Festival   Tel-Aviv, Israel

  Old School:New School   Pingyao International Photo Festival   Pingyao, Shanxi, China

  The Curated Fridge   Flash Forward Festival   Gallery Kafayas, Boston

  Center Forward   The Center for Fine Art Photography   Fort Collins, CO

  Somerville Toy Camera Festival   Somerville, MA

  3rd. Annual Group Show   Davis Orton Gallery   Hudson, NY

  Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes   Reclaim Festival, UK

  On Beauty   Humble Arts Foundation NY   Online exhibition

2016

   Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibiton 159   London, UK

   Critical Mass Top 50   Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland

   People Who Came To My House   (curator/featured artist) ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY

   22nd Juried Exhibition   Griffin Museum of Photography   Winchester, MA

   FRESH 2016 Top Ten Finalist  Klompching Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

   34th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition   Houston Center for Photography

   Tribe    LightBox Photographic Gallery   Portland, OR

2015

  RESPOND!   Smack Mellon   Brooklyn, NY

   I-Thou    Kimmel Center Galleries, NYU  New York, NY

   65th Rochester-Fingerlakes Exhibition   Memorial Art Gallery Rochester, NY

   Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition   Texas Women’s University  Denton, TX

   Made in New York 2015   Schweinfurth Art Center  Auburn, NY

   8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show   RayKo San Francisco, CA

   Unbound4!    Candela Gallery Richmond, VA

2014  

  NEXT   Castell Photography  Asheville, NC

  This May Have Happened    Filter Photo Festival  Chicago, IL

  GLOBAL Issues. CLIMATE Matters. Social CHANGE.   Artrage Gallery, Syracuse, NY

  Annual Photographic Competition  Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

  The National: Best Contemporary Photography   Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

  Social Portraits: Six Photographers    Kirkland Art Center   Clinton, NY

  ONWARD-Compé   Project Basho Philadelphia, PA

  Fresh Air  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Artspace64  New York, NY

2009-2013

  Illusive Self   Taller Boricua   New York, NY

  Marriage Equality  Ithaca, NY

  Constructed Ambiguity   City Without Walls   Newark, NJ

  The Fearless Eye   The Other New York Biennial  ArtRage Gallery  Syracuse, NY

  Dream Sofa 4   Saunders Farm Project  Collaborative Concepts   Garrison, NY

  The More That Is Taken Away  Pratt MWP, Utica, NY   in Figure Drawing

  Citizens Are Encouraged to use the Pencils Provided   Tompkins County Library, Ithaca, NY

  MARK on Main  Catskill, NY

  Made in New York 2012   Schweinfurth Art Center  Auburn, NY

  Scarf Swap   Arcades Project   Ithaca, NY,

  bookMARKs    Robert B. Menschel Gallery/SPE   Syracuse University  Pop-up

  MARK-up  Tompkins County Public Library Ithaca, NY

  A Book About Death  Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery   New York, NY

  Empty Chairs Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, CSMA  Ithaca, NY

Exhibitions with 2X2 Collective

2013  2x2 Collective: double consciousness  Art Center of the Capital Region  Troy, NY

2012  skin hides   Gallery Aferro Newark, NJ

Selected Awards

2017

 Meitar Award - Short listed

  Critical Mass Finalist

2016

  Silver Eye Center for Photography  Commendation, Fellowship 17 

2015

  Critical Mass Top 50

  Houston Center for Photography   HCP Fellowship 2015

  Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY   Elmer Louis Award  65th Rochester-Fingerlakes

  The Print Center  Philadelphia, PA   Semi-finalist  89th Annual International Competition

  Schweinfurth Art Center   Auburn, NY   First Place Award, Made in New York 2015

  Soho Photo Gallery   New York, NY   Honorable Mention Annual Photographic Competition

  Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County   SOS grant for Seeing Memorials

2014

   Critical Mass  Finalist

   Soho Photo Gallery  New York, NY   Runner-up Award Annual Photographic Competition

   State of the Art Gallery  Ithaca, NY   Best in Show,  25th Juried Photography Invitational   

   NY State Council for the Arts   Artist in Community Decentralization Grant for Talk Tompkins  

    Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County   SOS grant to attend Photolucida  

2012

  NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship  The More That Is Taken Away

  NYSCA   Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds Grant   The More That Is Taken Away

  NYSCA  Strategic Opportunity Stipend   Everson/Syracuse Biennial   Guantanamo Basement.

  Sculpture Space, Utica, NY residency with 2X2 Collective

Collections

  Fort Wayne Museum of Art   Fort Wayne, Indiana

  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center  New York, NY

  Candela Collection  Richmond, VA

  Corporate collections

Publications

2017   Don't Take Pictures!  Photo of the Day

2016  The More That Is Taken Away   BETA Developments in Photography 19   The Magazine

                of the Ballarat International Foto Festival

          The More That Is Taken Away   ARENA: The Australian Magazine of Left Commentary

2014  Site/Sight   Feature Shoot   online magazine

2013  Site/Sight  Lenscratch  online magazine

2012  False Horizon   New Landscape Photography blog

Press

2016  Ben Altman: Site/Sight and Memory Mechanism   Ann Jastrab  AllAboutPhoto.com

          Seeing Memorials   The Thinking Eye and Ithaca Times

          House Call For The Working Class   Syracuse New Times

          Ben Altman Shows Atrocities, Violence at Light Work Gallery  Syracuse Daily Orange

          A juror’s verdict, reenactors, and abductees at Griffin Museum of Photography 

                 Boston Globe

2013  On Exhibit: 'Double Consciousness' explores race, gender, class  Albany Times Union

Education

2016  Gatekeepers of the Art World   Sharon Louden   Creative Capital

2014  Portrait Photography Workshop    Dawoud Bey   Center for Photography at Woodstock

2010  MARK Alumni Consultant Training    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

2009 MARK Professional Development    NYFA

1976  BSc. Physics   1976    University College London