LAHARY PITTMAN BIOGRAPHY
The Delaware Art Museum has recently announced the selection of Lahary Pittman as a multiple category winner in their 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 York’, 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 . 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 . He won 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 “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 , "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, “” 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.
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.
* MONA (Museum of New Art); Pontiac, MI
* Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society; Hurleyville, NY
* Newburgh Historical Society, Newburgh, NY
NascentArtNY, Curator Jen Baron
On ArtNet via Chelsea gallery ArtGotham, Gallerist Kimberly Salib
Poughkeepsie Style Journal
SPIN, (International Journal of Silkpainters)
ArtWorks, Kingston, NY
Art Business News magazine
River Reporter newspaper (Editors Pick), Narrowsburg, NY
Beacon Free Press, Beacon, NY
Korea Times, NY, NY
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