Education

1979    BA, History of Art, Magna Cum Laude, Boston University, Boston, MA
1987    MBA, Boston University, Boston, MA

Solo Exhibitions

2021    Unspoken, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2020
    After: Dreaming in Color, Forma Meravigli, Milan, Italy
            Chroma, Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK
            After: Dreaming in Color & Mandala, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
2018    Renaissance, Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK
2015    Buddha & Mandala, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2014    Infinity: Photographs by Bill Armstrong, FORMA Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2013    Buddha & Mandala, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            Buddha & Mandala, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
            ClampArt, New York, NY
2012    Mandala, FotoFest: Parkerson Gallery, Houston, TX 
2011    Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
            Renaissance, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            Chromozones, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
2010    Renaissance, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Photographs From the  Infinity Series, 1998-Present Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
            Bill Armstrong Renaissance, Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK
2009    Renaissance, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2008    Photo Mandalas: Bill Armstrong and Milan Fano Blatny Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
            Renaissance, ClampArt, New York, NY
2007    Renaissance, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO 
            Spirit: From Darkness to Light, DeSantos Gallery, Houston, TX
2006    Blue Sphere, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            Apparition, Parkerson Gallery, Houston, TX
            Photographs From the Infinity Series, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2005    Apparition, ClampArt, New York, NY
            Spirit, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2004    Spirit, ClampArt, New York, NY
2003    Recent Photographs, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY 
            Mandala, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
            Mandala, Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, CO
2001    Photographs From the Infinity Series, An American Space Gallery, New York, NY
2000    Recent Photographs, McCann-Erikson Gallery, New York, NY
1999    Recent Photographs, Roy Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
1997    Accidental Portraits International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY
            Recent Photographs, Uma Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018    The Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
            Looking for America, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
            In Piena Luce: Nove fotografi interpretano I Musei Vaticani, Curated by Alessandra Mauro and Micol Forti, Palazzo
            Reale, Milan, Italy
            No Longer Supported, Sarah Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
            The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2017    After: Dreaming in Color, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China
            SEA(E)SCAPES. Visioni Di Mare, Contrasto Galleria, Milan, Italy
            #friendswithboats, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
            alternative realities (facts), two.seven, Studio Thomas Kellner, Siegen, Germany
            New Mandalas, ClampArt, Project Room, New York, NY
2016    Learning To See ColorVicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO
            Three’s A Charm, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT
2015    Making Contact, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA
            Aperture: Photographs, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
            Reinventing the Helm: Self-Styled Nautical Activists Pirate the Canon of Maritime Art, Sara Nightingale
            Gallery, Watermill, NY
            Heaven and Earth, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2014    Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
            The Collectors Eye: The Maloney Collection, Fotofest, Houston, TX
            Gallery Artists Exhibition, Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK
            The Noir Effect, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
            Performance: Contemporary Photography from Douglas Nielsen Collection, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
            Faculty Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
            Winter Group Exhibition, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
2013    Fear & Loathing, Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, NM
            Faculty Exhibition: Stories in the Social Landscape, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
            The Edge of Vision, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
            The Christopher Hyland Collection, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
2012    In Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 
            The Art of Photography, curated by Julian Cox,San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
            Equivalents, Curated by W.M. Hunt, Photo Center NW, Seattle WA
            By Way of These Eyes: The Christopher Hyland Collection, American Museum in Britain, Bath, UK
            The Edge of Vision, Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV
            Works on Paper, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK
            The Edge of Vision, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
2011    The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
            New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, A Tribute to Elisabeth Biondi,Stephen Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
            Full Circle, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
            Altered States, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
            The Edge of Vision, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
            Photo 50, Curated by Joanna Pitman, London Art Fair, London, UK
2010    It’s All A Blur, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
            Recent Acquisitions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
            The Edge of Vision, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson,  AZ
2009    The Scene and the Dream of Photographs, Forma Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
            Photography Now, Hackelbury Fine Art, London, UK
            Edge of Vision, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
            The Christopher Hyland Collection, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
            The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
            Contact Sheet, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 
            Pairs, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, NV
2008    Faculty Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2007    Apparition, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA (two person exhibition)
            Faculty Exhibtion: About This, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
            Faccia a Faccia, Il nuovo ritratto contemporaneo, Forma Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy 
            Oog-Eye: Photographs from Collection Dancing Bear, Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006    Faculty Exhibition, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
            Figure in the Landscape, Houston Community College Central Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX 
            On the Edge, Curated by Stephen Perloff, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
            No Eyes: the Dancing Bear Collection of W. M. Hunt, Musee De l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005    Photo National, Curated by Kate WareLancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
            Sans regardes, or no eyes: looking at collection Dancing Bear, Recontres D’Arles, Arles, France 
            Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
            Luminous Forms: Abstractions in Color Photography, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2004    About Face, Curated by William Ewing, Hayward Gallery, London, UK 
            Fresh Works, Curated by Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
            I want to take you higher, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
            Colorscapes, Curated by Jennifer Gyr, Cooper Classics Collection
            Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
            78th Annual Competition, Curated by Darsie Alexander The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
            Je t’envisage, Curated by William Ewing, Musee De l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
            Grand Opening Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO
2003    Concerning the Spiritual in Photography, Curated by Leslie Brown, Photographic Resource Center at Boston     
            University, Boston, MA
            Culturgest, Curated by William Ewing, Lisbon, Portugal
            Fear of Flying, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
            Photographs by Seven Contemporary Artists, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
            Photography 2003, Curated by Therese Mulligan,Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
            Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
2002    The House of Light, Curated by Bernard Yenelouis, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 
            Gallery Artists Exhibition, American Space Gallery, New York, NY
            New Art '02, Curated by Lelia Amalfitano, Kingston Gallery, Boston MA
            Houston Center for Photography, Curated by Anne Tucker, Houston, TX 
            Faculty Exhibition, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2001    Here is New York, New York, NY
            Contemporary Photography for the New Millenium, Curated by Anthony Montoya
            Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY 
            Deceit of the Intellect, Benham Studio Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000    Material Revelations: Variations on Collage, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
            Brazil Mostra De Portfolios 2000, Casa da Fotografia Fuji, Sao Paulo, Brazil
            Gallery Artists Show, Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, CO

Selected Publications

2018    Alessandra Mauro and Micol Forti, “In Piena Luce: Nove fotografi interpretano I Musei Vaticani” Contrasto
            Luis Juárez, Revista Balam, April
            Antonia Hrastar, Arte Magazin, “Frauenmangel”, June
            Julie Grahame, aCurator, “Bill Armstrong: Mandalas”, May
            Katy Cowan, Creative Boom, “Soft photographs of silhouettes of people that look like fine art paintings”, May
            Aline Smithson, Lenscratch, “Bill Armstrong: Partial Appearances”, April
            Andrea Blanch, Musée Magazine, Weekend Portfolio: Bill Armstrong, “Partial Appearances”, March
            Michael Rippy, Video Interview, YIELD Magazine, Snite Museum of Art, January
2017    Celine Fresquet, Photographie Des Origines aux Approches Actuelles, p. 28
            Suzanne Nicholas, Fall Program Guide, International Center of Photography, p. 4
            Bobby Doherty, Issue Five Spring 2017, American Chordata
            Suzanne Nicholas, Spring Program Guide, International Center of Photography, p. 4
2016    Jim Casper, “Film Noir,” lensculture, www.lensculture.com
            Hermon Joyner & Kathleen Monaghan, “Focus on Photography,” p. 99
            Cory Tallman, “Bill Armstrong, Illusions in Color,” Man of Metropolis, Spring/Summer Issue, pp. 92-93
            Suzanne Nicholas, Spring Program Guide, International Center of Photography, p 5
            Elizabeth Martin,  “The Modern Life Concept House,” Elle Décor, April, pp.171-173
2015    Suzanne Nicholas, Fall Program Guide, International Center of Photography, p. 11
            Bill Armstrong, “Interview with Ellen Carey,” Dear Dave, p. 61, Spring Edition
            Geoff Smith,  “Intoxicating Spirituality,” Arts + Culture TX, , March 25
            Catherine Anspon, “Mandalas, Buddhas, Stars and Saturday Night Specials,” Papercity Mag,  March 18
            Zachary Slobig, “Renaissance Sex Positions Reimagined as Dreamy Erotica,” WIRED, February 15
            Holly Stuart Hughes, “Light On Noir,” PDN Photo of the Day, February 9
            KCRW Radio Blog, Hollywood of Exiles and Émigrés, January
            “Dark Legacy,” Hadassah Magazine, p. 47, January
2014    3D Magazine, San Francisco Design Center, Cover, November
            Jason Fulford, Greg Halpern, The Photographer's Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, Aperture.
            Suzanne Nicholas, “Summer Program Guide,” International Center of Photography, Cover
2013    Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Restoration Projects Wishbook 2013, p.87
            Floriane Herrero, Photographie Contemporaine, Editions Palette, Cover, p. 54
            Jackie Higgins, Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus, Prestel, p. 208
            John Rohrbach & Silvie Penichon, Color!, Amon Carter Museum & University of Texas Press, pp.230-231
            Thea Traff, “The Edge of Vision, Revisited,” The New Yorker, Photo Booth, September 18
            Melissa Goldstein, “Scenes From a Story: Film Noir & Photography,” New Yorker, Photo Booth, June
            Brian Sholis, "Interview with Bill Armstrong," Aperture Blog, March 18
            Loring Knoblauch, “Bill Armstrong Film Noir”, DLK Collection March 6
            John D'Agostino, "The Disordered Eye: Bill Armstrong," The Treachery of Images, March 2013
            Amanda Carr, "Bill Armstrong's Film Noir at ClampArt New York," The Women’s Room, Feb. 26, 2013,
            Kellman, Asher,“The Rich Film Noir Photography Of Bill Armstrong," Open Photography Forum
            Darren Ching, “Bill Armstrong: Film Noir,” PDN, Photo of the Day, February 20, 2013
            Emily Macaux, “A Sense of Noir: Bill Armstrong at ClampArt,” Daily Serving,  February 14, 2013
2012    Frank DiGiacomo, New York Daily News: Gatecrasher, “Pope Benedict...,” March 21, 2012, p. 22
            Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, Light and Lens, 2nd Ed., 2012, p. 210
            International Center of Photography School: Program Guide, Spring 2012, p. 8
2011    Andre Van der Wende, Artscope, “Bill Armstrong Photography,” December 2011, pp. 28-29
            W.M. Hunt, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconcsious, Aperature,2011, pp. 142-143, 1640-165
            Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photography, Focal Press, 5th Ed., 2011, p. 133
2010    George Saunders, “Escape from Spiderhead,” The New Yorker, December 20 & 27, 2010, p.110
            Sam Stander, “The San Francisco Bay Guardian Picks,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 1, 2010, p. 20
2009    Suzanne Nicholas, Program Guide, Fall 2009, School of the International Center of Photography, p.5 
            Lyle Rexer, The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture, Cover, pp 212-213 
            Cate McQuaid, “A Radiant Renaissance,” The Boston Globe, March 11 Arts & Performance p. 4 
            Robert Hirsch, Photographic Possibilities, Focal Press, p. 36
2008    Lisa Phillips, “Focus on Light and Thrift,” New York Times, Escapes, Nov. 21
            Edith Newhall, “Something to Meditate on: Mandalas in Photographs,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 5  
            Robert Wasserman, “Photo Mandalas,” Art Matters, October. 
            David Smith. “Photo Mandalas,”Antiques & The Arts Weekly, August, 15 
            Robert Schaefer, “Spirit with a Sleight of Hand,” Double Exposure, April
            Bill Armstrong, “An Accidental Photographer,” Camera Arts, January-February, pp. 82-87
            W.M. Hunt, “A Shadow in the Sun” Exhibition Catalogue, ClampArt, pp. 3-5
2007    Jerome Groopman, “Silent Minds” The New Yorker, October 15, p.39
            Mary Voelz Chandler, “Neri’s Figures Impress,” Rocky Mountain News, May 18, Spotlight
            Michael Paglia, “Cold Pastoral,” Westword, May 31, Arts and Entertainment
2006    William Ewing, FACE: The New Photographic Portrait, Thames and Hudson, pp. 212-213
            Claire Stacey Shabsis, “Apparition,” Eyemazing, April, pp. 112-119
            A.D. Coleman, “Going to the Many,” AG, April, pp. 30-41
            A.D. Coleman, “Going to the Many,” Lemon, February, pp. 85-92 
            Lewis H. Lapham, “Findings,” Harpers, January, p. 96
            David Schimke, “Calm in the Chaos,” Utne Reader, January/February, pp. 47, 51
2005    A.D. Coleman, “Going to the Many,” Exhibition Catalogue, ClampArt
            Bill Armstrong, “Color Harmony in Photography,” Photo Techniques, November/December, pp. 24-27 
2005    B. Allan Wallace, “What is true happiness?” Tricycle, Fall, pp. 71, 77, 84
            Caroline Cunningham, “(american scene) photography RING MASTER,” House & Garden, March, p. 93
            Cate McQuaid, “Bypassing reason for feeling, soft-focus photos return,” The Boston Globe, Jan. 14, p. E22
            Christopher Millis, “Photographs by Bill Armstrong,” The Boston Phoenix, January 7, Arts p. 23
            Charles Giuliano, Maverick Arts Magazine, Issue Number 165, January 10
2004    Christine Temin, “These photographers don’t shoot for reality,” The Boston Globe, Dec. 5
            Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photography, McGraw-Hill, p. 263
            James Murphy, “Fresh work IV,” Exhibition catalogue, Southeast Museum of Photography, pp. 2-3, 4-5
            William Ewing, “About Face,” Exhibition Catalogue, Hayward Gallery, London, p. 51
            Neil Kendricks, “Nerve Cell,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 29, Visual Arts Section
            Leslie Brown, “Concerning the Spiritual in Photography,” In the Loupe, January-February, p. 4-8
2003    Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review, 2003, p. 43
            William Ewing, “De Caras! O retrato esta morto! Viva la cara,” Culturgest, Lisbon, p. 4
            Eric Ernst, “Reverence for Body and Spirit,” The Southampton Press, August 7, p. B13
            Joan Baum, “In the Gallery,” Southampton Independent, August 13, p. B9
            Mairi Beautyman, “Update,” Interior Design, July, p. 40 Chronogram, June, Cover
2002    Alice George, “Here is New York,” A Democracy of Photographs, Scalo, p.397
            Ben Widdecomb, “Private Eye: in collector John Bennette's world, image is everything.” Art & Auction, November, 
            p.94-107
            Cate McQuaid, “Gallery Review,” The Boston Globe, July 12, p. 17
2001    Rose Marie Nakamura, “L'homme qui murmure a l'oreille de l'infini,” Art Actuel, May-June, pp. 68-71
            Helena Tovar, “Viaje al Infinito,” Foto Reflex, Ano 6, No. 27, pp. 25-32
            Vince Aletti, “Photo Choices,” The Village Voice, February 20
2000    Meghan Bragdon, “Material Revelations: Variations on Collage,” Exhibition Catalogue, The Fuller Museum of Art 
1997    Anton Perich, “Interview,” Night Magazine, July, 1997
            Vince Aletti, “Photo Choices,” The Village Voice, June 17, 1997

Honors + Awards

2009    Honorable Mention, Fine Art Photography, International Photography Awards
            Aperture Print Program: Edge of Vision Limited Edition Portfolio
2008    Acquisition Award, Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winter Gala
            Nominated for New York Photography Festival Award
2004    Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Lucie International Photography Awards
2003    Purchase Prize, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
2002    Best in Show, “New Art '02,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, Juried by Lelia Amalfitano

Teaching Positions

2001-Present Photography Instructor, Faculty, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 
2003-Present Adjunct Professor of Photography, School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Selected Collections

American Museum in Britain, Bath, UK
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
Musee De l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
Norton Museum, Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
U.S. Department of State: Consulate Mumbai, India
W. M. Hunt/Dancing Bear, New York, NY
Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Vatican Museum, The Vatican
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

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