Gail Albert Halaban was born in Washington D.C in 1970. It became clear Gail was interested in photography when she made a camera for her first grade science fair. She now holds an MFA from Yale University and currently resides and works in New York.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Contemporary viewers are well aware of photography’s artifice. The world of my photographs is so descriptive and convincing that viewers, despite their Post-Modern understanding of photography, still accept it as fact. My fictions become more truthful than facts. Believe the pictures at your own risk as the stories are not always true. Having worked in Los Angeles, I borrow the tools of the cinematic trade to create fictions that are more believable than the facts that inspired them. I do not draw attention to the artificiality as that would interfere with the psychological narrative. This Stage of Motherhood aims to portray the alluring world of this strong group of women, who manage to be wonderful mothers, great friends and iconographic subjects. 

EDUCATION
 
Yale University • New Haven, Connecticut MASTER OF FINE ARTS Photography
Brown University • Providence, Rhode Island BACHELOR OF ARTS, with Honors
History of Art
Honors Thesis: "The Evolution of Social Documentary Photography"
Rhode Island School of Design • Providence, Rhode Island Photography

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Eastman Museum, Out My Window Global , Solo Show Rochester, NY

2015
Jackson Fine Arts Hopper Redux and Paris Views , Solo Show Atlanta, GA
Istanbul 74 Istanbul , Solo Show Istanbul, Turkey
Kopeikin Gallery Paris Views , Solo Show Los Angeles, CA
Edwynn Houk Paris Views, Solo Show New York, NY
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff • Solo Show Paris, France

2013
Cape Ann Museum • Hopper Redux, Solo Show Gloucester, MA

2012
Edwynn Houk • Hopper Redux, Solo Show New York, NY

2009
Robert Mann Gallery Out My Window, Solo Show New York, NY
KMR Arts This Stage of Motherhood, Solo Show Washington Depot, CT

2006
Robert Mann Gallery This Stage of Motherhood, Solo Show New York, NY

2003
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery About Thirty • Solo exhibition New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Haifa Museum ,
Anonym­X: The End of the Privacy Era, New York, NY
 
2012
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York in Color New York, NY

2011
Flo Peters Gallery , Photos! Hamburg, Germany
Davidson College, People, Places and Power Charlotte, NC

2010
Out of Place Gallery,  Psychological Interior Tokyo, Japan
Yancey Richardson Gallery, Incognito: The Hidden Self Portrait New York, NY
Foley Gallery • Summer Staged New York, NY
Espai Cultural de Caja Madrid • Domestic Madrid, Spain

2009
Yossi Milo Gallery Sexy and the City New York, NY
Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian Au Féminin Paris, France
Robert Mann Gallery Right Through the Very Heart of It New York, NY

2008
Yancey Richardson Gallery Good Life New York, NY

2007
Clay Center Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art Charleston, WV

2003
Jackson Fine Art Flash. Swimsuits & Sports. Group Show Atlanta, GA

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

2014
Vis­à­Vis • Monograph Editions De La Martiniere

2012
Huffington Post Poignant Voyeuristic Images Of People's Lives Feature
Herald Scotland in Praise of Voyeurism Review by Teddie Jamieson
National Public Radio • If Hopper had been a photographer Interview by Claire O’Neil
Out My Window • Monograph powerHouse Books
Le Monde Paris En Face Feature article by Cathy Remy
The New York Times • They Know they are Being Watched Feature by John Leland
February 2012 November 2011 February 2011 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010 July 2009 July 2009 June 2009 July 2008 April 2007 July 2003 November 2014
November 2012 October 2012 December 2012 November 2012 November 2012 August 2012
The Guardian Through Hopper’s Eyes Feature article by Killian Fox
New York Times Magazine The Original Hoppers Feature article by Julie Bosman

2011
New York In Color
Book by Bob Shamis published by Abrams

2010
New York: Portrait of a City
Book by Reuel Golden published by Taschen

2009
New York Times Window Watchers in a City of Strangers Feature by Julie Scelfo
Wnyc • City Scapes Photographer Gail Albert Halaban Interview
The Examiner • Growing up and Coming Home Feature

2006
Aperture • Friends With Money, Portfolio Quarterly Publication

2003
Jackson Fine Art Flash. Swimsuits & Sports. Group Show Atlanta, GA

GRANTS/AWARDS

2014 Phase One • Sponsorship of Remote Photography Project
2013 Sony World Photography Awards • Top Ten Shortlist
2009 Lucie Award IPA • Architecture Cityscapes
2006-2007 Design Trust for Public Space • Vanishing Views
August 2012 July 2012 2011 2010 November 2009 April 2009 April 2009 Winter 2006
July 2003


TEACHING/ LECTURES

2017

Mt Sinai School of Medicine• New York, NY
Lecturer in Medicine and Humanities Program

2016 – present
Columbia University • New York, NY Lecturer in Program in Narrative Medicine

2015
Columbia University • New York, NY Resident Artist in Pediatrics

2014
New School • New York, NY Photojournalism
Aperture Foundation • New York, NY Paris Views Lecture
Hebrew Union College • New York, NY Visiting artist
Cape Ann Museum • Gloucester, MA

In conversation 2013 Rhode Island School of Design • Providence, Rhode Island 2009­2013
Guest Artist: Professional Practices with Henry Horenstein
Bard College • Annandale­on­Hudson, NY 2013
Visiting Lecturer Senior Seminar
School of Visual Arts • New York, NY 2013
Visiting Lecture The Professional Community with Michael Foley
powerHouse Books • Brooklyn, NY 2012
In Conversation with Arem Duplesis of the New York Times
School of Visual Arts • New York, NY 2009­2012
Guest Critic: Masters Critique Class
International Center for Photography New York, NY 2013
Lecturer
Pasadena Art Center • Pasadena, California
Faculty: Constructed Realities
University of California Los Angeles Extension • Los Angeles, CA
2001­2003
1997­1999
Instructor: Introduction to Art Photography
Yale University • New Haven, Connecticut 1996
Instructor: Color Photography and computer imaging
Yale University School of Architecture • 1995 Lecturer and Critic: Photography for Architects