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Ithaca, NY 14850

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1987     M.F.A., Photography & Video, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

1982     B.F.A., Cornell University, College of Art & Architecture, Ithaca, N.Y.

1964-1966 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.




2008-2014 Chairman, Photography Dept. MICA, Baltimore, Md

1993-2014 Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md.

2000     Photography Faculty, University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy (1 semester)

1999     Acting Chairman, Photography Dept, Maryland Institute, College of Art

1987-92 Visiting Assistant Prof. of Art , Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

1983-1992 Art Reviewer: Ithaca Journal

1982-92, 2014     Adjunct  Assoc. Prof. of Art , Tompkins Cortland Comm. Coll., Dryden, N.Y.

1986-89 Instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

1990     Visiting Artist, University of Colorado, Boulder (Fall semester)

1994     Co-teacher, Workshop, International Center for Photography, New York

1988,92,94,96,98,00   Co-teacher, with John Wood, Workshops in Photography and the Artist's Book, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado

1983-85 Instructor in Photography, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

1983-1993 Art Reviewer, The Ithaca Journal (A Gannett Newspaper)


Photography Exhibits (Individual):

2021     State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY (Invitational)

2015     Duets, Reveling in Remembering, Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY

2015     Botanical Cyanotypes, Nevin Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2014     Sabbatical Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2014     Kendal Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2005     Ink Shop Gallery, Ithaca, NY (with John Wood)

2004     Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (with John Wood)

2002     Goucher College Art Gallery (with John Wood), Towson, MD

2001, 2007  Sabbatical Exhibition, Decker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2000     Elmira College Art Gallery, Elmira, NY

1999     Tuttle Gallery, Owings Mills, Md. (2 person exhibit with John Wood)

1999     Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1998     “Verso” Photographs and Books, Loyola College Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md

1997     “Visual Reading: Books for Exhibition”, Olin Arts Center, Gambier, OH

1996     "Visual Reading: Books for Exhibition", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington,

1994     St. Xavier University Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1991     Harper-Collins Gallery, N.Y., N.Y., Artist's Book Exhibit w/ John Wood

1991     Photography Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

1990     Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.

1990     Spectrum Gallery, Light Impressions Corporation, Rochester, N.Y

1989     Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y.

1988     Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, N.Y.

1988     Village Gate Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.

1988,92 Hibberd-McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado

1987     Workspace Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

1986     Gallery 302, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

1986,81 Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

1985     Dillingham Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

1984     Cortland Arts Council Gallery, Cortland, N.Y.

1987     Syracuse Photographers, California State College at Fullerton

1986     N.Y. Regional Survey Show, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.

1986     "North American Invitational - Photography" Florida Inst. of Technology

1986     "Alternatives", Ohio University, Athens, Oh.

1982     Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse, N.Y.


Selected Group Exhibits & Competition


2019     Artist’s Books exhibit at Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

2018     Juried Photography exhibit Corners Gallery, Ithaca

2015     Projects in Black & White: Ben Altman & Laurie Snyder, Corners Gallery, Ithaca

2014     “Look Now”, MICA Photo Faculty exhibition, Baltimore, MD

2014     Alternative Process in Photo exhibit at Vermont Center for Photo, Brattleboro

2012     Casewerks Gallery, Baltimore MD

2011     University of Kentucky, Art Gallery.

2010     Towson Arts Collective 4 X 4 Photography Exhibition

2008     Alternative Processes in Photo Exhibition: Soho Photo, NY, NY

2007     Maryland State Arts Council, “40th Anniversary Exhibition”, Baltimore, MD

2006     Ink Shop Gallery “Her Mark 4 Artists”. Ithaca, NY

2007     Faculty Shows, 1993-2009, Maryland Institute College of Art

2005     “Contemporary Photographs,” Elmira College, Elmira, NY

2005     “Cover to Cover” Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2005     Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Md

2005     Group Show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC

2004     Artist’s Books, Durango Colorado Art Center

2001     “Kings, Hummingbirds & Monsters”, Evergreen House, Baltimore, Md

2001     “Sun Works, Contemporary Alternative Photography” Art Institute of Boston

2001     Artist’s Books, Schweinfurth Museum of Art, Auburn, NY

1998     “Evidence” Four Photographers, School 33 Art Gallery, Baltimore Md

1995     "View from Baltimore to Washington",7 Photographers,  University of Maryland,

Baltimore County

1995     "Maryland Institute College of Art, Then & Now" Shapolsky Gallery, N.Y. and Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD

1995     "The Book Unbound", Ormond Museum of Art, Ormond Beach, Fl.

1994     "Scientist's Books/Artist's Books, Smithsonian Institute & Washington Project for the Arts

1993     "The Open Book?"  Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.

1992-93 Artist's Books V, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC

1992, 93,95  Artist's Book Fair, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

1992     Artist's Books, Cortland Art Gallery, Cortland, N.Y. (4 Book Artists)

1991,92 Cornell Faculty Exhibit, H.F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, N.Y

1991     "Artist's Books", San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio Texas

1991     "Making Book: Artists' Books", Bevier Gallery, Rochester Inst, of Tech.

1991-95 "Photographic Book Art in the United States", University of Texas, San Antonio,  - this exhibit traveled for the next 4 years to 12 sites.

1990,92,94,98     Artists-in-Residence Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado

1989     "Recycled Imagery", Pyramid Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.

1989     Society for Photographic Educators Exhibit, Rochester Inst. of Technology

1983     Unrestricted Color", Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

Selected Publications:

2021     Pottery to Photography, Survey of my art in 7 volumes, 1968-2021 Blurb

2017     Never Knew My Grandparents, self-published

2017     Alternate Processes in Photography, Brian Arnold, Oxford Press

2009     John Wood, at the edge of clear meaning, Nathan Lyons, I was a contributor & photos

2007, 2018 Photographic Possibilities, Laura Blacklow

2007     Artist in their Studios, Liza Kirwin and Joan Lord

2001, 2008,2011, 2014     The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, C. James (photos, books)

2000     Digital Book Design and Publishing, D. Holleley (artist’s books)

1999     Making Memory Books by Hand, K. Feliciano, (4 artist’s books)

1999     Diacritics: 16 page sequence, Johns Hopkins Press

1999     Passager, cover and photographs, Univ. of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

1992     Keith A. Smith, The Structure of the Visual Book, 2 photographs of my books

1992     "Mute Words Mutter", 16 photographs and text, in Diacritics, Hopkins/Cornell

1990     Portraits, The Astronomers, by Donald Goldsmith, KCET, Los Angeles.

1987     Catalog Essay, Dowd Gallery, for John Wood Exhibit SUNY Cortland

1987     "Poetics of Science"in Cornell Alumni News, Cornell University

1987     Photographs, National Women in Photography, News Photographer



2014     Medal of Honor for Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art

2006     Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art

1999     Maryland State Arts Council Award in Photography

1991-2   Award: Cornell Council on the Creative and Performing Arts

1990     Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Co.

1983     Lightwork Grant in Photography, N.Y. State Council, Syracuse, N.Y.

1982     Stone Award, Cornell University

1980     Award in Photography, Council on the Creative & Performing Arts, Cornell



Light Work, Syracuse, N.Y.

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

Pennsylvania State University Library

Smithsonian Museum: Dibner History of Science Library, Washington, DC

Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Boston Museum School of Art Library, Boston, MA

Decker Library, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Private Collections

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