Bio

Robert Aller (b. 1947) is an artist/photographer based out of western Massachusetts, USA living in the town of Chesterfield. Aller's work varies in subject matter consisting of mostly the documentation of contemporary landscape from a political perspective; the human interaction within the natural and unnatural environment; and experimentation with various subject matter using historical and contemporary processes. His work has been included in various public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and others.

Although largely self-taught, he was formally educated at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York where he received a MFA in Photography. Inspired by the photographer Larry Fink, Stephen Shore and the intellectual painter Archie Rand, he continued his graduate studies. In 1978, he studied at the Apeiron Workshops with Linda Connor and Elaine Mayes. There, he met Eva Rubenstein, Barbara Crane, Paul Vanderbilt and others who had some influence on his work and direction. While attending Hampshire College in 1978-79, he was inspired by the work of Jerome Liebling, Elaine Mayes, Bill Arnold and the late filmmaker Tom Joslin.

All images copyright Robert Aller.