HANNAH ALTMAN

www.hannahaltmanphoto.com

EDUCATION

2020 MFA Virginia Commonwealth University (pending)

2017 BFA Point Park University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018

Construct of Viewpoint. The Union Hall Gallery. Curated by Andrew Heffner. Pittsburgh, PA.

2017

Humanism. The Temple Judea Museum. Curated by Rita Poley. Elkins Park, PA.

Construct of Viewpoint. Junior High Gallery. Curated by Faye Orlove. Los Angeles, CA.

2016

Luminous / Weightless. The Lantern. Curated by Murray Horne. Presented through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Nov 2016- Jan 2017.  Pittsburgh, PA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Take It. Curated by Heather Seno. Soap Gallery. Youngstown, OH.

Compassion without Ration: Empathy on View. Curated by Sig Balka. Krasdale Gallery. White

Plains, NY, and Hunts Point, NY.

MOTHER. Curated by Carolyn Pierotti. Percolate Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.

The House We Build. Imagebox Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.

Sex: Between Power, Taboos and Ideals. University of Passau. Passau, Germany.

Camera as a Shovel. Silver Eye Center for Photography. Pittsburgh, PA.

Our Souls to Keep. Field Projects. Curated by Lissa River, Jacob Rhodes, Rachel Frank, Alissa Polan, Kristen Racaniello and Mikela Wesson. New York, NY.

Summer Sun Day Dream. Silver Eye Center for Photography. Pittsburgh, PA.

School’s Out for the Summer. Don’t Smile. Curated by Melissa Kreider.

Home: Absence or Essence. Specto Art Space. Bridgewater, VA.

From Here On Out. Object Space Gallery. Curated by June T Sanders & Julie Gautier-Downes. Spokane, WA.

Looking at You: Intimate Portraiture. Corridor Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia. Curated by Jess T Dugan.  Athens, GA.

2017

Girls Rock: Pittsburgh. Percolate Art Space. Curated by Carolyn Pierotti. Pittsburgh, PA.
The Feminist Opposition. Hera Gallery. Curated by Jessica Hong, curatorial associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. Wakefield, RI.

Illusive. The Mine Factory. Curated by Dan Leers, curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art, and Matthew Conboy, curator and director of Start with Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
F(x). The Mine Factory. Pittsburgh, PA.
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Juried Visual Art Exhibition. Curated by Lee Parker, director of Neu Kirche Contemporary, John Peña, and Lenore D. Thomas. Trust Arts Education Center. Pittsburgh, PA.

Bear Witness. Curated by Delfina Picchio. Flemington DIY Art Space. Flemington, NJ.

Speak for Yourself. Curated by Sean Beauford. Jask Framehouse & Gallery. Pittsburgh PA.

TRANS-Ville Act Two. Curated by Coco Dulle with Milk and Night Curatorial. Catinca Tabacaru Gallery. New York, NY.

2016

Intimate Threat, in collaboration with Josh Escoto. Curated by Krista Wright. Trust Arts Education Center. Pittsburgh, PA.
An Exploration of Conceptual Art. Juried by David Oresick, Director of the Silver Eye Center for Photography, and Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, PA.
Diversity Gallery. Franklin & Marshall College. Lancaster, PA.
MOTO, The Cigar Den. Curated by Zachary Grant. Pittsburgh, PA.
Framework Music and Arts Festival. Pittsburgh,  PA.

The Nude. Streit House Space. Curated by Jordanna Kalman.

2015                

How To, in collaboration with Katie Krulock and Sadie Shoaf. Runaway Studios Pittsburgh, PA.
The Weak Sex: Analyzing the Role of Women in the 21st Century, in collaboration with Michelle Montana, Ren Finkel, and Hannah Harley. The Clark Building. Pittsburgh, PA.
Photographic Work. Sikes! and the New Violence record release show. Get Hip Get Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Living Space Gathering. Curated by Joseph Brown. Uptown. Pittsburgh, PA.
SSW Social Justice Arts Festival. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.
Pittsburgh: A Personal Vision. Studio 3702 Pittsburgh, PA.

2014                

Black and White: A Look Into the World of Black and White Photography. Curated by Laura Petrilla. Studio 3702. Pittsburgh, PA.

Sides Unseen: Unique Portraiture. Curated by Laura Petrilla. Studio 3702. Pittsburgh, PA.

SELECTED PRESS AND INTERVIEWS

(Sources with hyperlinks are digital, no hyperlinks are print)

2018

        Damon, Cole. Woman Shows The Damaging Expectations Of Female Beauty Using Glitter.

Culture Hook (US). 1 Jan.

        Schmitt, Deborah. This photographer makes the pain of women sparkle Zett (DE). 25 Jan.

Brown, Megan. Artist Hannah Altman’s solo exhibit ‘Construct of Viewpoint’ brings images to life on textile works. Local Pittsburgh (US). 5 Feb.

Driscoll, Bill. Construct of Viewpoint Opening. Pittsburgh City Paper (short list) (US). 7 Feb.

Addison, Rebecca. Self-portraiture exhibit centers on the artist behind the lens. Pittsburgh City

Paper (US). 7 Mar.

Radiant Hall Artist Spotlight. Radiant Hall Newsletter (US). 15 Mar.

A Daughter Documents Her Evolving Relationship with Her Mother. Essay for Storyboard at Carnegie Museum of Art (US). 28 Mar.

Christley, Emma. Off The Wall: Hannah Altman talks Identity, Richmond, and The House We Build. Moxie Magazine. 2 Apr.

And Everything Nice. The Meraki Project (IN). 23 May.

Christley, Emma. Watch Out: The Featured Artists of The House We Build Are Just Getting Started. Moxie Magazine (US) 1 June.

ONLINE EXHIBITION SHOW #51: OUR SOULS TO KEEP. Field Projects (US). June.

Single Image Category of FotoRoomOPEN | Jest Edition. Fotoroom (IT) 5 Jul.

School’s Out for the Summer. Don’t Smile (US). July.

Laffey, Sam. Lens-Based Artist Hannah Altman. Porter Loves Creative (US). 27 Aug.
COOLEST – Week #59. C-41 Magazine (US). 1 Sep.

Looking at You: Intimate Portraiture. Photo-Emphasis (US). 5 Sep.

2017

Roberts, Paul G. “MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY VOL 52 – Next Gen” Fashion Industry Broadcast (AUS).

Diaz, James. “Interview with Photographer Hannah AltmanAnti-Heroin Chic  (US). 7 Jan.

Wertz, Ashley. “ARTIST HANNAH ALTMAN’S PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS THE SUBJECTIVITY OF BEAUTYStudy Breaks (US) 13 Jan.

Gotowalska, Zaneta. “A Unique Photographic Project: Glitter Instead of Blood and Hundreds of Thousands of CommentsNoizz (PL). 20 Feb.

Caprarella, Beatrice. Glitter and Provocation: The New Feminism of Hannah Altman. The Fashion Atlas (IT). 21 Feb.

Bernabo, David. Fabric Photographs and Pop-Up Art Shows: an interview with photographer Hannah Altman. Medium (US) 27 Aug.

MMK Notes. Nudity.  MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt. (DE). 28 Aug.

Colin, Nat. And Everything Nice: Hannah Altman. Inkult Magazine (ES). 4 Sep.

Lunnon, Annabel. Artist of the Week: Hannah Altman. Urban Outfitters (UK). 14 Sep.

Blackmore Evans, Jill. Politically-Charged Female Nude Self-Portraits on Pillows. Format (US). 18 Sep.

De Pace, Loredana. All For A Reason: Ten Reflections on Photography (IT). 2017.

Diaz, James. Construct of Viewpoint: Hannah Altman’s Timely Call to the World. Heroin Chic (US). Oct 6.

Barba-Court, Kala. HANNAH ALTMAN’S SELF-PORTRAITS ON TEXTILES EXPLORE FEMALE IDENTITY. Plain Magazine (US) Oct 9.

Pettiford, Cheyenne. Local Artist Spotlight: Hannah Altman. Three Pigs (US). 16 Oct.

Manzoni, Chiara. HANNAH ALTMAN. RedMilk Magazine (IT). 16 Nov.

Quiet Lunch. TRANS-ville. Catinca Tabacaru Gallery. Quiet Lunch (US). 17 Nov.

2016

Peters, Vanessa. “Hannah AltmanSkyn Magazine (US). 6 Apr.

Schwartzburg, Vera. “Hannah Altman: Interview” Camera N. 1 (RU). May.

Schaitel, Allie. “PhotogasmBeautiful Bizarre (AU). 19 Jun.

Format Team. “55 Women Making Work We’re Obsessed WithFormat Magazine (US). 3 Jul.

Raicu, Nicoleta. “A VISUAL DIALOGUE ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY BY HANNAH ALTMANCulArtes (PT) 19 Jul.

Bernabo, David. “An Evening at SIX x ATE: Glitter The Glassblock (US). 21 Jul.

Grobe, Max. “SWAPPING BODILY FLUID FOR GLITTER, A PHOTO SERIES ANALYSING FEMALE BEAUTY STANDARDSHunger Magazine (UK). 29 Jul.

Lunnon, Annabel. “LENS ON: HANNAH ALTMANWonderland Magazine (UK). 8 Aug.

Dhakephalkar, Saee. “Tête-à-Tête with Hannah Altman” Piquant Magazine (IN). Sep.

Bernabo, David. “Comfortable and Powerful: A Conversation with Hannah AltmanThe Glassblock (US). 25 Oct.

Burrell, Rodney. “Hannah Altman’s Luminous/Weightless OpeningLocal-Pittsburgh (US). Nov.

Vázquez, Martín Julio. “Hannah Altman: Destroying Beauty Standards with Art and GlitterNotey (ESP). 11 Nov.

Brown, Megan. Best Of: Pittsburgh Art” Maniac Magazine (US). Nov/Dec.
Girao, Luisa. “
FIB 5 Minute Web-Doco “Masters Of Photography Volume 52 – Next GenFashion Industry Broadcast (AUS). 6 Dec.

2015                 

Warren, Rossalyn. “A Woman Has Shown The Damaging Expectations Of Female Beauty By Using GlitterBuzzfeed (US). 18 Feb.

Scott, Caitlin and Torres, Mylan “8 Powerful Photos That Will Change the Way You Think About What Is and Isn't LadylikeCosmopolitan (US). 19 Feb.

Pittman, Taylor. “A Stunning, Glittery Look At The Impossible Beauty Standards Women FaceHuffington Post (US). 19 Feb.

Moss, Rachel. “Photography Project Highlights The Pressure Women Feel To look Beautiful At All Times Using Glitter Huffington Post (UK). 20 Feb.

Rasimaviciute, Danute. “Artist Cleverly Masks 'Grotesque' Stuff With Glitter To Expose Society's Unrealistic Standards A+ Magazine (US). 23 Feb.

Christensen, Jaane. “Glitter instead of tears: What would happen if our vulnerability sparkled?Brigitte (DE) 26 Feb.

Wingfield, Laura. “A Conversation with Hannah AltmanAtwood Magazine (US). 28 Feb.

Lizarondo, Leah. “POINT PARK STUDENT’S GLITTER PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE DAMAGING SIDE OF FEMALE BEAUTY GO VIRALNext Pittsburgh (US) 28 Feb.
Rickman, Dina. “
This artist is using glitter to highlight unreasonable beauty standardsThe Independent (UK). Feb.
Coviello, Monica. “
And Just a Little Bit of Glitter. Vanity Fair (IT). 17 Mar.

Tempelmann, Verena. “Glittering Combat” Friday Magazine (CH) 17 Mar.

Newell-Hansen, Alice. “Hannah Altman on Glitter Bombing Beauty StandardsVICE’s i-D (US). 26 Mar.

Pham, Larissa. “The 20 Best Photographers Under 20 Right NowComplex (US). 9 Jun.

Reichert, Sophia. “This 20-year-old photographer is capturing the emotional toll beauty standards take on womenHelloGiggles (US). 21 Jul.

Gérin, Loius and Lamaud,Grégory.“Prelude” Trenbook Texworld (FR). Sep.

Nasir, Omar. “Why This Artist is Setting Fire to the Naked Female FormDazed (UK). 9 Nov.

LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS

2018

Start with Art program. Participating artist for month of April. Pittsburgh, PA.

Minute With: Hannah Altman. Curated by Ryan McMahon. Participating artist video interview.

A Daughter Documents Her Evolving Relationship with Her Mother. Essay for Storyboard at Carnegie Museum of Art (US). 28 Mar.

2017 

Buy This Art. Participating artist. The Glassblock. Pittsburgh, PA. 31 Jan.

Art and Entrepreneurship. Participating artist. The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art. 20 Jun.  

In Conversation: If a Tree Falls. Curator, discussion member. Tomayko Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA. 30 Oct.

2016

Art as Anger. Lecture and workshop. Franklin & Marshall College. Lancaster, PA. 25 Mar.

Ian Insect is Evil Ep 26: Synesthesia ft. Hannah Altman and Brian Crawford. Participating artist. Podcast. Pittsburgh, PA. 5 May.

Six x Ate: Glitter. Presenting artist. Curated by Casey Droege. Pittsburgh, PA. 13 Jul.

RawDraw 2016. Contributing artist. Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center. Pittsburgh, PA. 5 Nov.

2015

Start the Beat with Sikes: Ep 48. Participating artist. Podcast. Pittsburgh, PA. 14 Apr.

Feminism in Media. Lecture. Feminist Collective of Point Park University. Pittsburgh, PA. 14 Sep.

Women in Art, Design, and Business Panel. Panel discussion member. Pittsburgh, PA. 20 Oct.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018-2019

Graduate School 12 Month Assistantship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

2018

        Teenie Award for Best Pittsburgh Photographer Nominee. Jenesis Magazine and In the Rough

Magazine.

Shortlisted: Single Image Category of FotoRoomOPEN | JEST Edition.

Shortlisted: Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN18 SOLO.

2017        

Awarded Artist, Start With Art Prize. Awarded by Matthew Conboy, curator of Start with Art.

Accepted member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018

Recollection. Black Cat Market. Pittsburgh, PA.

The House We Build. Imagebox Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.

2017

Fabric of Portraiture. Pulp House pop up. Pittsburgh, PA.

CARVE. Pulp House pop up. Pittsburgh, PA.

Faux Fax. Point Park University. Pittsburgh, PA.

Presence. STACK PGH. Pittsburgh, PA.

Crossing the Line. The Shop. Pittsburgh, PA.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: If a Tree Falls. Tomayko Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.

ART HANDLING, ART REGISTRAR, GALLERY INSTALLATION

2018

Transformative Space: N’Namdi Collection. August Wilson Center for African American

Culture.

Olkes Collection: Chatham University. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Reflect / Reinforce: Idia’Dega + OMWA: Olorgesailie Maasai Women Artisans + The

Beading Wolves/Beading by Holly of the Oneida Indian Nation. August Wilson Center for

African American Culture.

NCECA: National Student Juried Exhibition. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Yoko Sekino-Bove solo exhibition. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Wood Fired group exhibition. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Crossing Paths group exhibition. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Under the Blankets - Printmakers Together presented by the Pittsburgh Print Group. Pittsburgh

Center for the Arts.

Imin Yeh & Paul Mullins: Here is Something You Might Like to Have. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Family Meeting. Presented by Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Naomi Chambers: Communal Future. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Lest We Forget: Black Americana and Cultural Memory in the Age of the Hyperreal. From the collection of James Kidd. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Darkness Giving Life: Art from the Lending Collection of Braddock Library. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Show. Trust Arts Education Center.

2017

        Instill & Inspire: The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art. August

Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Robert Hodge: For the Culture. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Tarish "JeGhetto" Pipkins: ARTivism Community Mural. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Deborah Willis: In Search of Beauty. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and Sandra Gould Ford: On the Making of Steel Genesis. August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018-2019

Full Scholarship and Graduate Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Justin James Reed, Virginia Commonwealth University.

2018

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Black and White Photography, Point Park University

Art installation, art handler at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

2016-2018

Co-founder, director, curator at Pulp House.
Art installation, art handling, docent, gallery attendant at August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

2015-2016

Head photo editor at The Fix magazine.
Staff photographer at The Indigo Project.
Staff photographer at Drusky Entertainment.