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photographs and works on paper

All images can be produced in the small, medium and large sizes represented in this exhibit.

ARTIST STATEMENT

WORLDS


It is still the simple resting of the eyes on a picture that I enjoy. I keep replicating the experience. Each is a world unto itself, a kind of refuge. These fisheye images seem to hover like worlds in the void of space, evoking some of the wonder that astronauts express while gazing back on earth, and that I dreamt about during my second year in college prior to embarking on a more serious and lifelong practice of making pictures.


In that dream, I am in the midst of a somewhat frantic but ambiguous search thru the catacombs of ancient churches. I emerge, tired and discouraged, from the great doorway of a cathedral. Looking out into the Parisian night, I see a procession led by the eminent psychologist Carl Jung. I promptly send my question telepathically to the old man, who stops, takes it in, and points to the sky.


What I see when I look up is an orb/circle hovering in the night sky, and within this circle a clear luminous image. As my eyes meet this static, enclosed, irrefutable image, I feel the restlessness evaporate, replaced by wonder and ease.


In both Jungian psychology and Buddhist art, the circle is seen as a symbol of the universe/self. I do see these Worlds in that light, as objects of wordless attention, as refuge for my restless spirit. They have also become a casual journal of my wanderings upon our world.


Edward Fausty





EXPerience & EDUCATION

Experience

photographer since 1958    
collotype printmaker since 1990      
digital printmaker since 1999

Education

EDUCATION
MFA Photography, Yale School of Art, 1986, studies with printer and MacArthur Fellow Richard Benson,

inspired by his photo-lithographs. Studies with Tod Papageorge, Joel Sternfeld.


BFA, Cooper Union School of Art, 1979, studies with printer Norman Sanders who later suggests collotype as a

photomechanical process. Studies with Joel Meyerowitz; immersion in his large & small format color work and sensiblity.
Studies with sculptors Christopher Wilmarth and Reuben Kadish.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibititions

Carter Burden Gallery, New York City, Many Worlds (Handmade folding artist’s book) October, 2017

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Morristown, NJ, Worlds, 2017 

Prana Yoga, Denville, NJ, Next Frontier, ten night sky prints, 2016

The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, The Nature of Things, eight night sky prints, 2016 

Carter Burden Gallery, New York City, The Night, 15 Prints from Next Frontier series, 2015

Silverman, Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ, A Fragile Utopia: the Days of 111 First Street, 23 prints, 2015

The Drawing Rooms Circle, Jersey City, NJ, two person exhibit with Feng Xiao Liu, 

             prints from Moving Mountains and Chinese calligraphy, 2014

The Art House, Jersey City, NJ, two person exhibit, prints from Moving Mountains, 2014
The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, circular images from the woods, 2014

Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York City, 26 prints from the Next Frontier series, Land and Night Sky, 2013 

Tachair Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, 15 large prints from A Fragile Utopia, 2012

The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, 7 prints from the Camera Vision series, 2012

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, Next Frontier: the Land and the Night Sky, spring, 2011

Sawadee Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, Vantage Point: Views of Manhattan, The Hudson and Hoboken, 2010

Hoboken Historical Museum, One View, Endless Variety, The Hudson from Atop The Palisades, 2009

Sawadee Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, The Final Frontier, land and star scapes, 2009
Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, A Fragile Utopia, 111 First Street, 2006

John Meagher Rotunda Gallery at City Hall, Jersey City, A Fragile Utopia, 2005

Hofstetter Arts Center, Martinsville, NJ, 

             Working Towards Unity; printed in ink (collotypes and pigment prints), 2004

Iron Monkey Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, 111 Studio Views, 2004

Tomasulu Gallery, Union County College,111: Rooftop and Studio Views, Nov. '03

Learning Spirit Gallery, Jersey City, Round About the Beginning (Going Back Series)

             large inkjet self portraitsSept., Oct., 2002

Hamilton Ale House, Jersey City, Foggy Nights: 111 Rooftops, Jersey City Jan., 2001

Mack-Cali Corp. Artwindows, Space to Create: Views of Artists’ studios at 111 First St., 2001

Federal Hall, New York, Ektacolor prints from The Lower East Side Project (with Brian Rose) 1984: 

World Theater Festival, Nancy, France,  Ektacolor prints from The Lower East Side Project 1981

The Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts for Living Center, New York,

             Ektacolor prints from The Lower East Side Project 1981: 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ, Worlds, 2017 

DM Contemporary, New York City, 2016 

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stonybrook University, NY, 

            Tracking The Cosmos, curated by Alastair R. Noble, 

            prints from Next Frontier, 2014 

Compton Gallery, Boonton, NJ, 

            The Collective Curiosity of the Photographic Eye, Night Sky images, 2014

2 at The Art house, Jersey City, NJ, Moving Mountains series, 2014

Carter Burden Gallery, Looking Beyond, 2014 The Art Center of New Jersey, For Art's Sake

            13 prints from the Next Frontier Series, 2013  1591 Gallery, Rahway, NJ, Stardust, 6 prints from Next Frontier, 2012  Mayson Gallery, NYC, 7 Prints from Next Frontier, 2012  Mana Fina Arts, Jersey City Studio Tour, Shack Fragment Halftone series, 2011

The Distillery, Jersey City, NJ.: Behold the Lens, Moving Mountains series, 2011

The Jersey City Art Fair, 2009, 2010 Victory Arts Projects at South Street Seaport, New York City, 

            Dreams of a Midsummer Night, (Final Frontier series), 2009

Victory Arts Projects, Jersey City, NJ, Lifecycles, 2008

Victory Arts Projects, Jersey City, NJ, Building Cities, 2008

The Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, City and Sky, 2008 

The Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, People Without Clothes, 2008

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Collotypes, 2007 Gallery at Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, Collotypes, 2006 Gallery Bi-Damas, Osaka, Japan, Small Works, ’03, ’04, ‘05

Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, NYC, Robert Blackburn Memorial, June, ‘03 The U.S. Library of Congress, Creative Space:

           prints from the PMW Collection, Jan. ‘03 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Digital Printmaking Now, June, 2001 Bogota Arts Center, Colombia, 1997: collotypes of Taiwan Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY, 1996: The Power of Prints Pan Pan Artspace, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995: Printmakers and public lecture Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 1995: 4 From the Printmaking Workshop  The Center for Book Arts, New York City, 1992: 

            L. Looking, handmade 6-color collotype book Dallas Museum of Art, Architecture and Its Image, 1990  Canadian Center for Architecture Inaugural, 1989 Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, 1983: The Great East River Bridge 

AWARDS

AWARDS
Princeton University Atelier Program, visiting artist, 2007, with Accra Shepp
Museum of Computer Art (MOCA), July 2001, best in show (online review by Don Archer of
Digital Printmaking Now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Survey Grant in Photography, 1983
Creative Artists Program Services (CAPS) (later NYFA) grant, 1981
Hudson River Museum Annual, 1979

Selected collections

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
The United States Library of Congress
Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Canadian Center For Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Goldman Sachs, Inc., New York
Pfizer, Inc., New York
The Hoboken Historical Museum

Curatorial Work

Co-curator of About Photography exhibit (with Robert Kosinski), 2007, 

Victory Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ


Curator of Beauty of Big at Victory Hall, 2002,

exhibit of large scale painting, installations, drawing, photography, and digital printing.

Bibliography

Asbury Park Press (App.com) review of Stardust, Rahway Exhibit Revels in Heavenly Sights
The Left Bank Art Blog, June 19, 2011, Next Frontier review by Charles Kessler
The Star Ledger, Fausty Photos of the Night at Hunterdon

             Dan Bischoff, review of the Next Frontier Exhibit ,April, 2011
11 minute video tour of Next Frontier at Hunterdon Art Museum
The Tris McCall Report, online review of A Fragile Utopia solo exhibit, 2005
MOCA, Museum of Computer Art, 

             online review of Digital Printmaking Now exhibit  at Brooklyn Museum, 2001
The Record, June 20, 2003, A Warehouse of Diverse Art
The Jersey Journal, Jan. 2001, Cat’s-eye View of Art Studios
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor, July 7, 1996, A Print Show By 12 Workshop Members
The Union Daily (Taipei, Taiwan, in chinese), Jan.1995, Printing and Light Come Together
            describing exhibition and lecture given at Pan Pan Artspace. (article in Chinese)
The Jersey Journal, May, 1992, Cannibalism describing group show of that name
Canadian Center for Architecture, MIT Press, 1989, Architecture and its Image museum catalog
The Village Voice, Oct. 2, 1984, Lower Manhattan
Sy Rubin, ed., The Henry Street Settlement, New York, 1981, The Lower East Side
Artforum Magazine, Sept., 1981, Ed Fausty, Brian Rose
The New York Times, May 8, 1981, The Lower East Side: A Contemporary Portrait in Photographs