Jeffrey Berman Mixed Media Artist
Jeffrey Berman is a digital artist, painter, pastelist, photographer, and art teacher. His art and photography represents issues about the citizens of New York City and International Theatre. Many local newspapers have written reviews of his exhibitions with featured color photos of his paintings. Articles about Jeff were in The New York Times, The Bay News, The Brooklyn Skyline, The Queens Chronicle and Queens Courier newspapers. The Brooklyn Arts Council has hired Mr. Berman to photograph several projects including the Regrant ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall and the Folk Feet Festival at Brooklyn College. His images were used by Lincoln Centers Out of Doors Festival 2005 for their official poster and for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Jeffrey is a member of Soho Photo Gallery located in Tribeca New York, and has had three solo shows with them. Plein Air magazine included Jeff’s work in their inauguaral issue. His work was also used in Global Rhythms magazine. In May 2006 Shutterbug Photography magazine featured a two page full color article about his work. A retired teacher of the New York City Board of Education , he has participated in many exhibitions and demonstrations. These exhibitions include The Board of Education, The Department of Parks, The U.F.T. Science council of New York Queens College Center at Caumsett State Park and South Hampton College, The Rochester of Institute of Technology, P.A.I. at the National Arts Club and The Salmagundi Arts Club where he how teaches.
His newest work is innovative combining digital art, pastel, watercolor pastel and photography. The result of this mixture is Jeff’s own impressionistic style. Jeff did a series after 9/11 called the Healing Image. These healing images were exhibited in various wellness facilities in New York City and Long Island. Coney Island Hospital and New York City have purchased 127 of these images for their new pavilion. At the opening of the hospital which aired on channel 4 news, Jeff presented a portrait to Mayor Bloomberg. The Mayor issued a press release in www.TheOfficeOftheMayor.nyc.gov website about Jeff’s work. Jeff has just finished a second commission of 50 pieces for Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, for their new children’s wing and is working on a calendar with 14 pieces of his art to be sold in stores and at the gift shop at the hospital.
A life-member of the famous Art Student’s League in Manhattan, Mr. Berman has studied and received both merit and work scholarships with Raphael Soyer, Vincent Malta, Edward Laning and Jack Henderson.
Mr. Berman, a member of the Salmagundi Art club, has won numerous awards including 1st. Place Gold Medal awards in Pastel at the combined member’s show two years in a row and two first places in black and white photography in 2004 and 2005. He was appointed to the prestigious awards committee for all exhibits in 2006-2007. In 2004 he was accepted in an International Surrealist exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. One of his pieces was accepted at the Juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of America for 2006. He has been accepted as a signature member of PSA. Jeff is also on the executive board of the Audubon Artists and in 2004 won a gold medal of merit with them.
Jeff has written articles about digital photography for the Wave newspaper of Rockaway and The Salmagundi “Stew“. He had a forty-six piece one man show with the National Parks Service at the Rockaway Arts Alliance in Fort Tilden. He is currently head of the Arts Center for Ink Press Paper who exhibits his work at Photography Expositions across the Country.
In 2004 Jeff became the Director of Visual Concepts for the International Dance Festival, which took place at the Alvin Ailey, Doris Duke and the DiCapo Opera theatres, where he had three solo exhibitions. This June Jeffrey will have his third exhibition at Soho Photo funded by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council which will focus on dance and photography in the lower Manhattan area.. His work is used by choreographers both nationally and internationally for press kits and posters. IDF hosts his web site: www.JeffreyLBerman.com.
Last summer Jeff was a judge for the Greenwich Village 2005 Art Show, judged a juried exhibition for the Art Lab at Snug Harbor and was a guest artist -photographer at New York University.
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