Education

B.A., History of Art, magna cum laude, Boston University, 1979 
M.B.A., Boston University, 1987

Solo Exhibitions

2013 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

2013 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

2013 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

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA 
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France 
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY 
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
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
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
W. M. Hunt/Dancing Bear, New York, NY
Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

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