LAHARY PITTMAN BIOGRAPHY 

The Delaware Art Museum has recently announced the selection of Lahary Pittman as a multiple category winner in their Gordon Parks Arts Competition. He won the jury prize for 'Best In Show' in the film category for his film Rhythm and Pain and was also a winner in the photography category for his documentary photograph Succos on the Bowery. In addition to being selected as the 2007-2008 Artist-In-Residence for photography at New Yorks Henry Street Settlement, Abron’s Art Center; Lahary is the grant recipient of an April, 2008 award for his residency series, “The Shifting Boundaries and Culture of Manhattan’s Lower East Side”. Completion funds for this contemporary black and white darkroom monograph/exhibition project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In July 2008 Lahary received a Henry Street Settlement Artist-In-Residency grant made possible by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. Darkroom support for his project was provided by the Educational Alliance Art School on the Lower East Side.

Lahary’s emergence as a fine art and documentary photographer and printmaker is a result of his work as a digital filmmaker. He served as a co-director for  the international short “Julie 9”, which screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and in  2005-2006 produced, shot and edit an independent documentary film “Rhythm and Pain”  concerning a cross-cultural drummer and the American healthcare dilemma.  He is a published photographer with works at auction and in public & private collections. Recognition includes a 2007 Manhattan auction in which he was co-winner of the ‘Audience  Choice Award’, and a 2006 photography and video installation entitled “Countryside” that  earned an “Editor’s Pick” by the River Reporter newspaper of Narrowsburg, NY. His films  have screened in France and the Netherlands and his fine art photographs from his first  series in the south of France are represented on the noted art site ArtNet.

His 'Dawn of Capitalism' photograph was part of a Miranda July project, "Love To Love You More" which was included in the 2004 California College Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco 'From Baja To Vancouver' show. Two of his video-works are in the permanent collection of MONA, (Museum of New Art) Pontiac, Michigan and his large format and still life photographs are in the collection  of the Sullivan County Museum and Newburgh Historical Society. His experience in cinema  began as a screenwriting intern on location of the Chicago CIA thriller, “The Spook Who Sat  By the Door” and upon re-location to New York city he was awarded a stipend from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Lahary is a resident of Tribeca and a native of Kansas City.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2009-Feb-April, “The Shifting Boundaries & Culture of Manhattan’s Lower East Side”, Solo show,  Whittaker Center Gallery, Educational Alliance

2009-Jan, 2008-Nov, Delaware Art Museum, “I/Witness Photography Exhibit” group show

2008-Nov, Delaware Art Museum, “Rhythm & Pain”, I/Witness film screening; (Jury prize, Best In Show)

2008-June, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center; Artists In Residence Open Studio Show

2008-May, Dan Cooney Fine Arts, Chelsea gallery auction in conjunction with iGavel.com

2008-May-June, Newburgh Historical Society exhibition and auction.
2008-Jan-Feb, nAscentArt Philadelphia group show

2008-Jan-Feb, The World of The Professional Artist, Philadelphia Inquirer Corporate Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007-October, Nascent Art emerging artists art auction & benefit.

2007-July, , Neo; NoHo, New York city; Portion of proceeds benefiting ‘Action Against Hunger’.

2007-May, Nascent Art NY/Asian Cultural Center, winner of 'Audience Choice Award', New York, NY: Portion of proceeds benefiting ‘Action Against Hunger’.

2007-2006 Freshman Fine Arts Gallery, Inaugural Group Exhibition, Beacon, NY

2006 SONYA (South of Navy Yard Artists) Gallery, Exhibition and Auction, Brooklyn, NY

2006 The Pioneer Theatre, Cinema Screening, “Rhythm and Pain” documentary, New York, NY

2006 The Outsider's Studio, Photography and Drawings, curated by Andrea Brown, Livingston Manor, NY

2006 "Countryside" Photography and Single channel DVD Installation, Jerico Fine Arts Gallery, Callicoon, NY

2005 "Traveling Light" Photography group show Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, New York; curated by Hyewon Yi

2005 "Texture" group show Art Gotham Gallery, Chelsea District, New York, NY

2005 "Third Detroit International Film & Video Festival", 'Rhythm and Pain', curated by MONA ( Museum of New Art), Pontiac, Michigan.

2005 "Crimson Passion" group show Art Gotham Gallery, Chelsea District, New York, NY

2004 "From Baja to Vancouver" group show California College Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2004 “Love To Love You More”, Miranda July curated online exhibition

2004 "Shorts and Beats" Documentary screening, Art ForProgress, NY, NY

2004 "The Vanity of Humanity" group show PhotoDistrict Gallery, New York, NY

2004 "SunnySide of the Doc", Documentary film market/festival, Palais du Pharoah, Marseille, France

2003 "Crackdown on Corporate Crime" photojournalism television broadcast, DISH satellite network

2002 "The Weekend" Video art, DA2 Gallery, London, England

2002 "Julie 9" film screening, Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands

2000 "Like Lava" Single channel Video art, Museum of New Art (MONA), Pontiac, Michigan

2000 "Y2K Newscast" Video art, internet broadcast

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

* July 2008, Awarded Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center grant made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation

* April 2008, Selected as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grantee for 'Shifting Boundaries'

* February 2008, acquisition and publishing of open studio photograph by New York Press newspaper

* July 2007, Selected as 2007-2008 Henry Street Settlement Artist-In-Residence for photography

* May 2007, Winner 'Audience Choice Award' at auction, NascentArt NY, NY

* May 2006, ‘Editor's Pick’ River Reporter Newspaper, Narrowsburg, NY  Countryside Photography and Video Installation.

*September 2005, photographs selected for national publication in 'Art Business News'  magazine.

* February 2002, Winner 'Heartstrings Award', RealNetworks Streaming Media contest

* Recipient of grant stipend from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

* Published through the NADA Literature Clearinghouse in Vancouver.

* Awarded Degree of Distinction, National Forensic League.

 

Museum Collections

 

* MONA (Museum of New Art); Pontiac, MI

* Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society; Hurleyville, NY

* Newburgh Historical Society, Newburgh, NY 

 

Representation

 

NascentArtNY, Curator Jen Baron

On ArtNet via Chelsea gallery ArtGotham, Gallerist Kimberly Salib

 

Auctions

 

 

Press

 

New York Press
Poughkeepsie Style Journal

SPIN, (International Journal of Silkpainters)

ArtWorks, Kingston, NY

ArtDaily.org

Art Business News magazine

Queens Tribune, Queens, NY
River Reporter newspaper (Editors Pick),
Narrowsburg, NY

Beacon Free Press, Beacon, NY

Korea Times, NY, NY

 

 

 

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