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Education

1980                  BFA, Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1975 - 1977       Photographic studies, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1972 - 1975       Liberal Arts studies, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL

Awards/Grants/Fellowships

2012 - 13         Independence Foundatioin Artist Fellowship, Berlin:Landscape of Memory Project
2011                 Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China,  Honored Guest Photographer
2008 – 09         Artist Career Development Fellowship, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia
2002                 SOS Grant for Exhibition Support, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
2001                 Visual Arts Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1983                 Visual Arts Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1975 – 77         Core Scholarship Student, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015     The Landscape before Me: Cape Cod 2000 - 2012, Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Phila. PA
2013     Berlin Images for the performances of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Fall of the Berlin Wall                 Concert, Ignat Solzhenitsyn conductor, part of The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
              One person, Exhibition of Photographs, Berlin:Landscape of Memory, CFEVA Gallery PA
2012     Making Way:Defining the Urban Landscape of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Free Library of                      Philadelphia, Print and Pictures Gallery
2011     The Landscape Before Me: Cape Cod 2000-2011, Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui China
2009     Cape Cod: Works in Progress, Photographs by James B. Abbott, Warwick, Philadelphia, PA
2008     Wellfleet Landscapes, Photographs by James B. Abbott, Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA
2006     The Landscape Before Me: Cape Cod, Photographs by James B. Abbott, J. David Broudo                            Gallery of Art, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
2005     The Landscape: Photographs by James B. Abbott and Robert Asman, Art Works Gallery,                              Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2004      Bridge Works, The University Gallery, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
2002      Bridge Works: Constructed Photographs of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Exhibit 231 Gallery,                               Philadelphia, PA
2000      The Bridge on the Horizon, Exhibit 231 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000      Sightlines; Berlin, 1988-1992, Photographs by James B. Abbott, Curated by Carl Toth,                                  Exhibit 231 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994      Jim Abbott: Berlin, 1988-1992, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA
1987      Bridge Series Work, Gunn Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013     New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
2013     Philadelphia Open Studios with Bryon Wolfe, Exhibit 231 Gallery,Philadelphia, PA
2013     Community of Artists Show, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
2013     Tyler School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
2013     Galleries at the Chamber, CFEVA Selects, Bridge Work, Philadelphia< PA
2013     American Life , Shi Jia Art Museum, Shijihuang,China
2012     American Life, Group Exhibition of Twenty American Photographers to tour China                    
             Curator Yan Li, High Noon Art and Culture
2012     The Print Center: Four Photographers of the Landscape, Long Beach Island Foundation, LBI, NJ
2011     Documentary Pix: Philadelphia, A Century of Change, Free Library of Philadelphia
2010     Art of the State, Pennsylvania 2010, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2009     Streets of Philadelphia, Photography 1970 – 1985, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2008     Perspectives, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
              Sneak previews: CFEVA Presents, Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
             Philadelphia Selections, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2007     Art of the State, Pennsylvania 2007, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
             Perkins Center for the Arts, Morristown, NJ
2006     Works from the Dune Shack, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA
             Art of the State, Pennsylvania 2006, State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA
              (Third Place Award, Photography)
             Works on Paper, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
             Print Center 80th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia, PA
              (Philadelphia Museum Purchase Award)
2004     Print Center 78th Annual Photography Competition, Philadelphia. PA
             Photography Now, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
             Spectra ‘04: National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2002     Suspended in Time: The Ben Franklin Bridge, Rutgers Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ   
2001     New. Land. Marks, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
1992     20/20 Vision, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1991     Pennsylvania Photographers, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA
1989     150 Years of Photography in Philadelphia, Museo Bardini ,Florence, Italy

Select Commissions

2001 – 12     Architectural and Urban Street photography for Center City District/Central Philadelphia 
                       Development Corp, Annual reports, collateral, web
2011             Portraits of the Cultural Community, Greater Philadelphia, Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia,PA
2009             Still life Photographer with Jay Texter for monograph Streamline Irons by Jay Raymond
2006             Eight Large Scale Architectural/Urban Photographs of Philadelphia for public space in                                   Philadelphia, PA
2003 – 04     Creating Sacred Places, Transcultural Initiative Project for Rutgers University and NJN                                  Public TV, Site photography - architectural, interiors, portraits, of Under Ground Railroad                             Church and Buddhist Temple for exhibition, web, cd, catalog
2000 – 02     Landscape Photography for Laurie Olin of Olin Partnership, Philadelphia, PA               
                       Sites include:  American Academy in Rome, National Gallery Sculpture Garden,                                          Washington, DC, Bryant Park & Wagner Park, NYC
2000             New. Land. Marks. Site photographs for Fairmount Park Art Association,Book,Web,and                                Exhibition at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1998             Philadelphia Underground, Photographer for Philadelphia Magazine feature.
                       Text by Mark Bernstein
1983 – 84     Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Photography for a Series                          of award winning Posters Designed by Willi Kunz of Willi Kunz and Associates, NY
1980             Cranbrook Academy of Art, Architecture Department, Photography for Daniel Libeskind                               Project: Symbol and Interpretation, catalogue, poster and exhibition at Suomen                                           Rakennustaiteen, Helsinki, Finland     

Organized and Curator for

2002            Sandy Sorlien, Photographs from Fifty Houses: Images from the American Road, One                                 person exhibition and book signing, Exhibit 231 Gallery
2001            Geanna Merola; Poetic Transmissions: Hand altered photographs, One person show                                   Exhibit 231 Gallery
                    John Geard, System and Chaos, Paperworks and Artist Books, One person show,                                        Exhibit 231 Gallery, show and lectures part of PPC                                                
                    Joel Katz: Paris Dreamwalk, Photographic Assemblages, One person show, Exhibit 231 2000            Carl Toth; Photo-Montages 1970-2000, The Eye Evolves, One Person show, Exhibit 231 ?
2000            The Bridge on the Horizon Show,  Exhibit231, Gallery Research and curate three part                                    exhibition of the Ben Franklin Bridge; Urban Landscape photographs 1982-2000 by                                   James B. Abbott  with drawings and photographs from the bridge archives of the
                      Delaware River Port Authority

Artist Residencies

2007        C-Scape Dune Shack Residency, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA 
2003        Outer Cape Artist in Residency, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA
                                                                                                                                     
Visiting Artist Lectures

2010        Tyler School of Art,Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2007        Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2006        Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007        Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Professional Experience

1983 -  2013    Freelance Photographer, National & International experience, Principal clients:
                          Graphic Designers, Art Consultants, Architects, Curators, Landscape Architects, Non 
                          Profits, Corporations
2013                Adjunct Profeesor, East Carolina University, Certaldo, Italy
2012 - 2013     Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art,Temple University, Philadelphia,PA
2012                Adjunct Professor, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia,PA
2003 – 04        Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1999 – 03        Founder/Director, Exhibit 231 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1993                Adjunct Professor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA   
1984 – 85        Assistant, Burk Uzzle, Photographer
1983                Gallery Director, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
1981                 Art Reproduction Photographer, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1978 - 79         Teaching Assistant, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1977                 Intern Light Gallery, New York, NY

Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Field, Philadelphia,PA

 
 
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