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Exhibition and Career Highlights


Through out his career Walter Weissman has moved effortless between the two mediums of photography and sculpture. He has an exhibition record of solo and group shows in major museums, universities and galleries. Weissman has created numerous photo essays, projects and B&W portfolios on the indigenous architecture of several countries that include Guadeloupe, Mexico, Western Europe and New Mexico in the USA.

As an internationally syndicated photographer for such renowned photo agencies as Corbis, Weissman’s images are extensively published worldwide in the traditional media, on network and cable television and internet website magazines. His photos have appeared as covers for such magazines as: People, Life & Style, Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly magazines amongst others.

Weissman’s photos have appeared in Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, The East Hampton Star, Esquire, New York Magazine, New York Post, Time Magazine, Vogue, Village Voice and Washington Times amongst others. His list of corporate, non-profit and editorial clients includes: British Airways, Burda Publications, Dan Klores Communications, German Gala, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Howard Rubenstein & Associates, The New York Times, Pfizer Corporation, Random House, Weight Watchers and Whitney Museum of American Art amongst others.

Weissman has created in-home / on-location / studio shoots of actors, artists, directors and musicians that include amongst others: Rachel Bilson-Actress, Chuck Close-Artist, Hayden Christensen-Actor, Gilbert & George-British Artists, Eunice Golden-Artist, Whoopi Goldberg-Actress, Levon Helm-Musician, Al Lewis-Actor, Roy Lichtenstein-Artist, Doug Liman-Director, Julianne Moore-Actress, Richard Serra-Artist, Jane Seymour-Actress, Robert Rauschenberg-Artist.

His sculpture and photography solo shows include: Four solo shows at 14 Sculptors Gallery, Soho, New York City from 1981-87. He was awarded an Artist-In-Residence at PS 1 Queens, NY in its second year of operation in 1977 where he created a sculpture installation: “Information Window.”  While an undergraduate studying art and photography at Brooklyn College he was invited to be an assistant instructor at Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, Ct. where he exhibited his photography July 30-August 13 1968. Additional group photo shows were at the Witkin and Underground galleries in New York City 1969,1970.

In 1987-88, Weissman in conjunction with the architect Joseph V. Bower created the traveling exhibition “The Village” A collaborative architectural / sculpture project. It consisted of a self-published book, drawings, photo and maquette. This traveling exhibition originated from the “Alliance In The Park” exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. It traveled to 13 states in the northeast USA.

His group shows include: “Committed To Print” MOMA, NYC (“an anti-catalog” a collaborative book project) curator, Deborah Wye, Jan. 31-April 19, 1988. “Alliance In The Park” Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pa. An exhibition of collaborative works between artists and architects with Juror Diane Waldman of the Guggenheim Museum. Curator, Marsha Moss, July 19-Nov. 6, 1987. “Contemporary Reflections No. 4” Larry Aldrich Museum, Ct. Sculpture. April 27-August 31, 1975. “Art Works: Three Dimensions” Beaver College, Glenside, Pa. Outdoor sculpture installation. Curator Marsha Moss. May 12- Oct. 12, 1985.

Reviews about his work have appeared in numerous publications including: The New York Times, Paper Magazine, Arts Magazine, The New York Arts Journal, Art Matters, ArtSpeak and The Newark Star-Ledger. Deborah Wye, Lawrence Alloway, Marsha Moss and Robert Metzger have written various exhibition catalogs and essays about Walter Weissman’s work. In addition he is included in Who’s Who In American Art. His work is in various public and private collections: Franklin Furnace, NYC, Photos. The Tate Museum, London, England; Book Art. Museum Of Modern Art, NYC, NY:  Two Book Art Projects. Ross Bleckner, Chuck Close, Harry Holtzman, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucy Lippard, Knox Martin, Silvia Pizitz, Walter Rosenblum, Helen Tuner, and Jack Tworkov.

With Weissman’s commitment to the arts his active participation has included: President of 14 Sculptors Gallery, Soho, NY. President of The Foundation for the Community of Artists a national non-profit arts advocacy organization of 3,000 members and a Senior Editor of Art&Artists newspaper formerly known as The Art Workers News a newspaper published under the auspices of the Foundation for the Community of Artists.


Read more about the photographer by Jennifer Landes, in the East Hampton Star Dec 15, 2011

Cultural History,Through Weissman’s Lens


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