I grew up in NYC and began making photographs and paintings at age 12. I worked my way through college and grad school photographing rock and jazz music personalities and groups. I did album covers, ads, publicity, covered parties, recording sessions and made one of the first music videos in 1967. I lived in the Virgin Is., Rome and New Mexico, making photographs, paintings and prints. From 1972 to 1985 I concentrated on painting and printmaking. I had fifteen exhibitions in NYC, Dallas, Santa Fe and LA during that period. By 1990 I had gone over to photography full time, mostly working on the large format Mythology project. Some of those images were shown at the Kitchen in NYC in 1994 and at the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center, Madrid, Spain. For the last 16 years I’ve been making images dealing with rural life, homelessness and other related subjects.
Recent Exhibitions:2017 RAIR Alumni Exhibition, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM. 2017 Philip Pearlstein, A Legacy of Influence, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
2017 32nd International Exhibition, University of Texas at Tyler
American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition, NYC 2104,Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University 2013, Yale University 2013
Fellowships and Awards: Stoeckel Fellow, Yale University, 1964, Yaddo Fellowship, Saratoga Springs 1971,1974, Artist and Residence Grant, Roswell Museum, Roswell N.M. 1973,74, Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts 1976, Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Partial listing): Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University Library, United States Department of State,Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina,Queen Sophia Foundation, Madrid, Yale University Art Gallery, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christ, iOrlando Museum of Fine Arts, Orlando, Florida,Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell,
Western New Mexico University,University of Illinois,University of North Carolina
Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Charles B. Goddard Center for the Arts,Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, Feder