Education

MFA Photography - Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 1989

BA Journalism/Photography - University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1980

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Five College Studies Program 1978-79

Apeiron Workshops, Millerton, New York, studied with Linda Connor, Elaine Mayes, summer 1978


Currently Professor/Coordinator of Photography 1982-present, Visual Art Department, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Exhibitions

2013

Unclothed: The Human Form, Vermont Center For Photography, Brattleboro, VT

Phone.tography, Vermont Center For Photography, Brattleboro, VT

2012

Hidden In Plain View, Paper City Studios, Race Street Gallery, Holyoke, MA

2011

Newfoundland, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, Maine

Angels and Devils, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2010

Capture: 50 Photographic Artists, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Falmouth, Maine

Kin and Kindred: Reflections on Childhood, Smith College Museum of Art,Northampton, MA

Robert Aller, Frank Ward, David Prifti, Valley Photography Center, Springfield, MA

2009

Animals, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2008

Heart's Desire, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2007

Views and visions, Herter Gallery, University of Mass-Amherst, MA

The World Is Still Flat: landscapes on paper, Smith College Museum of Art, Summer Institute in Arts Museum Studies, July-September, Northampton, MA

Arts of the Valley,' Open Square, Holyoke, MA

2006

Roots, Guild Art Centre, Northampton, MA

Looking Beneath the Surface: The Quabbin and Hetch Hetchy Canyon, Mouth Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Still Life, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

2005

Arts of the Valley Celebration, Open Square, Holyoke, MA

Earth, Water, Sky, Landscapes in Black & White, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

Eye on Water, Exhibition/Symposium: The Place of Water in the World, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

2004

The Art of Baseball, Group Show, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA

Spain-1984, One-man exhibit, Polaroid Transfers, Cummington Community House Gallery, Cummington, MA

Members Group Show, The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

2003

Robert Aller: The Poetic Landscape, A.P.E. Gallery/Thornes, Northampton, MA

2002

Changing Prospects: The View From Mount Holyoke, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Building The Collection: New Gifts and Acquisitions, The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut-Storrs, Storrs, CT

2001

World Changed: Expressions from the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Valley Photographers, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA

2000

A November Show, Film/Photo Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

1999

Seventeen Artists, Film/Photo Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Photoworks, Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

1998

Holyoke Community College Faculty Art Exhibit, Heritage State Park, Holyoke, MA

1997

CCGS Faculty Art Exhibit, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State Coll., Westfield, MA

HCC Faculty Art Exhibit, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

1996

Robert Aller and Frank Ward, Alfredo's Photographic Gallery, Amherst, MA

Robert Aller: A Photographic Survey, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

1995

Recent Acquistions: In memory of Charles Chetham, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

1994

Robert Aller, OK Harris Works of Art, Soho, New York City, one-man show

Town Grown, Town Shown, Northampton, MA (city-wide show)

1992

Robert Aller: Focus on Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, S & R Gallery, Spfld., MA

Recent Acquisitions, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

New England Photographers '92, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 3/92-5/92

Zone Art Center, Spfld., MA, 1st Prize (juried by Marni Sandweiss, Curator, Mead Art Museum)

1991

Transfigured Landscapes, Smith College, Hillyer Gallery, Northampton, MA,

1990

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Northampton Postcards, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA,

Transfigured Landscapes, Center For The Arts, East Gallery, Northampton, MA,

1989

France and Spain, Forbes Library, Art & Music Gallery, Northampton, MA,

3 Artists, Bard College, Avery Art Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Photo Response, Artspace Gallery, Franklin County Arts Council, Greenfield, MA (juried by Anita Douthat, PRC)

1988

Mystic Photo Ten, Mystic, Connecticut - 1st Prize (juried by Elaine Mayes, Phil Perkis, of Tisch-NYU)

1986

36/86, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA,

Photo-Synthesis: Research into Photographic Activity in the Five College Area, Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Annual Show, Pratt Institute, The Puck Building Gallery Soho, New York City, NY. With Richard Avedon. Sponsored by Maine Photographic Workshops. (Juried by Charles Traub, Robert Pledge and George Tice)

1984

Photographs: 1974-1984, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA,

1983

Five-College Art Faculty Exhibit, with Holyoke Community College faculty, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA,

Western Massachusetts Community College Art Faculty, Leverett Craftsmen Gallery, Leverett, MA,

1981

Eleven Massachusetts Photographers, ZONE Gallery, Springfield., MA,

1980

At Home, Glyph Gallery, Amherst, MA, (juried by Jerome Liebling, Chester Michalik)

Robert Aller: Untitled Photographs, Wellman Hall, City Library, Spfld, MA,

1979

An Exhibition of Photographs, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA,

Valley Advocate Group show, Cornell Galleries, Springfield. MA

Group show, Valley Artists Showcase, Northampton, MA

Group show, Dasenka Gallery, Northampton, MA

Group show, Valley Advocate Exhibition, Amherst, MA

1978

Group show, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut-Storrs

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, Maine

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, Maine

Private Collections

Publications

Changing Prospects: The View From Mount Holyoke, book published in conjunction with the exhibition by Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 3 September, 2002 to 8 December, 2002, pg. 49 & 50.

Northampton Postcards, exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 13 March to 20 May, 1990.

Love Song: The Erotic Photographs of Arnold Skolnick, made digital photographs for the artists’ book published by The Quantuck Lane Press, WW Norton, NYC; exhibition prints for Babcock Gallery, NYC and Michelson Gallery, Northampton, MA 2007, 2008.

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