|About the Artist:
Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for the top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and television commercials. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club.
Seidman then started to devote his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, including Souvenirs, Bagged and Drinks, all while still connected to the advertising business.
A few years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients.
Seidman's fine art exhibitions in Florida include his series, titled Bagged, at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Bloomers – a series of monumental photographs on canvas at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. Seidman's Beached series was shown at Meyerhoefer Gallery in Lake Worth and Bloomers was presented at EXOR Galleries in Boca Raton. Aperture Art, including three of Seidman's shows, was presented at RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens. Souvenirs, Bagged and Bloomers in Three Sides of Seidman was exhibited at Dharma Studio Contemporary Art in Miami's Coconut Grove. Selections from Six was shown at the Palm Beach Yacht Club and the Gallery of Art in the Jupiter Community Center exhibited Bloomers. Seidman’s Drinks and Smoke were featured at the Lighthouse ArtsCenter in Tequesta. He returned to the Palm Beach Yacht Club with Excerpts and was selected to show Smoke #10 at the Eissey Campus Art Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens.
This year, Seidman enjoyed a solo exhibition at Florida Atlantic University and was selected for Contempo at the Lighthouse ArtsCenter in Tequesta with Me, Now. Two pieces from his Smoke series were chosen for exhibition in Orlando and St. Petersburg. Selections from his series Beached are currently being displayed in Boynton Beach through their Art in Public Places program. Leavings is now on view at the Kimbell Center in Jonathan Dickenson State Park and his work Yellow Calla Lily has been featured on promotional materials for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
The most recent exhibition, titled New Eyes, at the Harris Private Bank, in West Palm Beach, is a reference to how Seidman sees ordinary objects and ties into the release of his 338-page “photobiography,” New Eyes. The large illustrative book is signed and numbered in limited edition.