"An interesting plainness is the most difficult and precious thing to achieve"  Mies Van Der Rohe

As a teenager I developed a love for photography and in the late 1960s had my first exhibits at the Floating Foundation of Photography and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City.  After a long hiatus, I rekindled my passion for the art and in more recent years have participated in more than twenty juried exhibits, galleries and museums in Westchester and New York City.  Please see below.

In my work, no attempt is made to depict an object as it naturally appears.  The goal is to create a new object that did not exist before.  The photograph itself becomes the object without regard to the subject matter.

I am currently teaching personal vision classes at The State University of New York - Purchase and have studied at the International Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.  Awards include Best in Show at the 2011 Contemporary Art Fair Javits Center, three-time award winner at the Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Candice Perich Gallery, and Photowork '10.

Soho Photo Gallery (solo shows) - New York, NY
Carrie Haddad Photographs Gallery (solo show)- Hudson, NY
GR Art Gallery - Stamford CT
Van Brunt Gallery - Beacon, NY
Flatiron Gallery - Peekskill, NY
Gallery Yellow - Cross River, NY

Date        Venue                                        
1970        Bronx Museum of the Arts                
1998        Lyndhurst National Trust                
1999        Nexus Gallery                        
2000        Grass Roots 2000                        
2000        Candice Perich Gallery (Award winner)
2005        Anderson Chase Gallery                
2010        Photowork '10 (Award winner)                
2010        Abstraction ArtsWestchester                 
2011        Contemporary Art Fair Javits Center (Best in show)
2014        Woodstock Artists Museum                

1971                Floating Foundation of Photography - New York, NY
2001                Solo Show - Mamaroneck Artist Guild
2003                Solo Show - Eric R. Smith Gallery, Harrison, NY (Juried)
2004 - 2014    The Westchester Biennial
2000 - 2018    Upstream Gallery  - Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
2004 - 2013    Armonk Outdoor Art Show - (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013 Award winner)        
2006                New York Museum of Water (Solo show) - New York, NY
2016 - 2018    Upstream Gallery - Hastings-On-Hudson

Arnold Kastenbaum
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