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Ken at CCCA_crop

Ken Tannenbaum’s passion has led him in surprising directions.  Years serving the challenging advertising community in NYC shifted dramatically after 9/11 to focusing on personal work. “I recognize it’s the most important work I’ve ever done.  The stimulus is to engender an idea, see it take shape, often morphing into the unexpected. Sometimes I use myself as subject, humor is often key and someone’s usually on the move.  Mostly, my images are straightforward, but typically, interpretations vary.”  Ken lives in Catskill NY with his gracious wife Anne.


Gallery and Museum Exhibitions

2020 CPW Exhibit – featured image “Man Walking in Snow” – Center for Photography at Woodstock

2020 Primarily Red Exhibit – “Deer Crossing with Red Nose” – EmergeGalleryNY 

2019 Joint Exhibit Salon photographers – “Introspection”, “Man Walking in Snow”, “Old Man Scavenger”, “The Party Dress”, “The Underpass” – DavisOrton Gallery, Hudson NY

2019 Group Exhibit – “Young Boy in Inflatable Pool” – Athens Cultural Center

2019 WAAM Radius 50 – juried exhibition – Selected work – “Defunct River Community” – Woodstock, NY

2018 “Books & Readers” – juried exhibition – Selected Works – “Reading at the Whitney”,  “The Researcher”,  “Sunporch Readers” – Davis/Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY 

2018 “Tell Me a Story”  juried exhibition – Selected Work: “Man in Drawer” – Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY 

2018 “Fotographie”  juried exhibition – Selected Work: “Ode to Orwell” – Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY

2018  “Abstraction/Distraction” Selected Works: “The Letter”, “The Scavenger, Making off with the Goods” – Art Society of Kingston

2018 Juried Exhibition – Far & Wide National / WAAM – Selected Works: “Bitten Fruit”  Juror: Daniel Belasco, Exec. Director Al Held Foundation

2018 Private purchase: “Satchmo’s Trumpet” – Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

2017 Juried Exhibition – Selected Work – “Early Morning, Route 23” – Arts Society of Kingston 

2017 Auction Benefit – private purchase: “Man Walking in Snow” – Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY 

2017 Juried Exhibition – Woodstock Artist Association & Museum – Radius 50 – Selected Works: “The Letter”, “Scarecrow”, “Early Morning Route 23” Juror: David A. Ross, Former Director of Whitney, SFMOMA & ICA

2017 “Kitsch” – juried exhibition – Selected Works – “Shoppers Paradiso”, “Bitten Fruit” Vassar College Review

2017 Best in Show – “Man with Bag on Boardwalk”  Athens Cultural Center – Athens, NY

2017 Juried Exhibition – Selected Image – “Red Umbrella”  Woodstock Artist Association & Museum  Juror: Cornelia Seckel, publisher – Art Times

2016 “It’s All Politics” – Selected Works – “Ode to Orwell”, “Worlds Apart”, “Man in Drawer” – Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

2016 Juried Exhibition – Honorable Mention – “Man with Weathervane”  Woodstock Artist Association & Museum  Juror: Tatana Kellner, artistic director Women’s Studio Workshop

2016 Juried Exhibition – Selected work: “Girl in Party Dress”  Sohn Fine Art Gallery – Lenox, MA

2016 September “Black & Blue & Other Quandaries” (19) image retrospective – Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY

2015 Holiday Show – Honorable Mention – “Man Walking in Snow” Albany Gallery Center – Albany, NY

2015 “Cars, Trucks & Tattoos” Columbia County Council on the Arts – Hudson, NY  Selected works: “Early Morning on Route 23”, “Girl with Hidden Tattoo”

2015 “The Stories We Tell”:  the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art – SUNY New Paltz, NY Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino  Selected works: “Man Walking in Snow”, “Hooded Figure in Shadow”

2015 18th Annual Hudson Opera House Juried Exhibition – Hudson, NY  Juror: Jack Shear

2015  “EXTREME SURFACES”, Challenging Boundaries”  Greene County Council on the Arts – Catskill, NY

2014   Kinderhook Business and Professional Association – Kinderhook, NY  Juror: Carrie Haddad, Carrie Haddad Gallery

2014   The Pocketbook Factory Gallery – Hudson, NY  CCCA Exhibition

2014   “Streets of Hudson”  Columbia County Council on the Arts – Hudson, NY

2014   Winner: 2014 National Photography Competition  SoHoPhoto Gallery – New York, NY  Juror: Ariel Meyerowitz

2014   “Body of Work”  Columbia County Council on the Arts – Hudson, NY

2014   Hidden Gallery Walk – Palenville, NY

2014   “Not Necessarily Black and White”  Columbia County Council on the Arts – Hudson, NY

2013  “Small Town Parade”   Saugerties Performing Arts Gallery – Saugerties, NY

BEFORE 2013:  During a transition period, the years preceding showing my work upstate, I spent time writing as well as continuing my career as a photographer enjoying an immensely satisfying collaboration with clients.  I’m grateful that now I’m ensconced in life upstate where my life and work is as satisfying as ever.  Lucky me.