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Herb has been living in New York and having fun with art for over 15 years. From kinetic sculptures for the Blue Man Group to industrial lamps for Runaway Bride – if he can amuse others with metal, he will. He has shot photo-ops of dignitaries at the New York Stock Exchange and photographed seeds using a nuclear reactor. Herb's work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and in galleries and shops around the country. He has helped advertising, publishing and video clients make pills, watches and fashion models look appealing. He has even starting teaching people how to cast pewter, take pinhole pictures and print cyanotype and gum bichromate prints.

Now Herb is bringing you pewter snack food. The phenomenon started with a simple cracker (You can see the enthusiasm for this product at the cracker tracker). The snack food line has expanded to cheese crackers and ice cream sandwiches. The 31st President may have fed millions of people and invented the CARE package, but this POTUS has fed the imagination of thousands of people who should never take a bite of his food.

Herb is also touring the show does time stand still? The phenomenon started with a simple x-ray image and grew to using a nuclear reactor as a camera, pinhole cameras, century-old printing techniques, and a love of discovery. The processes that photographers used over a century ago were not considered art. So, the photographers worked hard to find techniques that were expressive, rather than simply reproductive. Herb's gum prints use watercolors such as Winsor Newton, MaimeriBlu, and Grumbacher to render their hues. The cyanotypes use a Prussian blue derived from iron salts. The works are anachronisms combining historical processes and modern technology to explore the wonderment of our world.

To contact Herb call 212.280.4104 or email herb at



S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2007   does time stand still? The Arts Guild of Old Forge, NY.
2007   does time stand still? Art Center at Old Forge, Old Forge, NY.
2006   does time stand still? Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY.
2006   does time stand still? Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT.
2006   does time stand still? Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY.


G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2005-present   Blue Man Group, Venetian Theater, Las Vegas, NV.
2004-present   Blue Man Group, Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany.
2004-present   Art-O-Mat, multiple cities, USA & UK.
2004-2009   Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day,
2007   Camera Works, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT.
2007   Art-O-Mat 10th Anniversary Retrospective, SEED, Winston-Salem, NC.
2007   ArtAttack: Pool Art Fair, New York, NY.
2006   Mandate: A Postmortem Analysis, Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA.
2006   Krappy Kamera VIII, Soho Photo, New York, NY.
2006   SECCA Art-O-Mat, Winston-Salem, NC.
2006   Technogaia Paint & Body, Pittsburgh, PA.
2005   ...And Death, Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT.
2005   Krappy Kamera VII, Soho Photo, New York, NY.
1999-2005   Blue Man Group, Luxor Theater, Las Vegas, NV.
2004   Alternative Process I, Soho Photo, New York, NY.
2003   Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN.
2003   Krappy Kamera V, Soho Photo, New York, NY.
2002   Memorial Show, Arts Alliance, Newark, DE.
2002   Holiday Show, Neuveau, Baltimore, MD.
1999   Benner Township Fall Festival, Bellefonte, PA.
1997   Public Works, Arts Alliance, Newark, DE.
1996   Mixing Messages, Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY.
1992-1993   Blue Man Group, Astor Place Theater, New York, NY.
1991   Earth Day Performance, Washington, DC.
1990   Kunstwollen II, Newark, DE.
1989   Kunstwollen I, Newark, DE.
1989   Red Show, Newark, DE.


S E L E C T E D   P U B L I C A T I O N S

2007   ART-O-MAT UNPACKED. Winston-Salem, NC: Artists in Cellophane.
2007   ART-O-MAT 10TH ANNIVERSARY. Winston-Salem, NC: Artists in Cellophane.
1998   RUNAWAY BRIDE, Paramount Pictures.
           IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE. New York: Princeton Architectural.
1995   25x25. Philadelphia, PA: Print Club.
1994   25x25. Philadelphia, PA: Print Club.
1993   25x25, Philadelphia, PA: Print Club.



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2004 & 2005   Photogravure, Lothar Osterburg, New York, NY
1993   Fine Art Internship, Meghan Boody, New York, NY
1992   NYU Film Production Certificate, New York, NY
1991   BFA Photography, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
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