Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photography Sampler at Ramapo College

Photography Sampler, a group exhibition of work by four photographers, opens tonight at the Pascal Gallery in the Berrie Center from Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Participating photographers are Eva Fazarri, Jose Hernandez, Dina Kantor and Tema Stauffer.  The exhibition is on view through October 18th.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

An installation shot courtesy of Andy Adams of portrait exhibitions MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE and ABOUT FACE at The Nelson-Aktins Museum of Art.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Face to Face Portrait of an Artist Series

As part of a continuing series of interviews with the forty-eight artists whose work was selected for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Portrait of an Artist: Tema Stauffer was recently published on the National Portrait Gallery's Face to Face blog.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE: Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture presented by Flakphoto association with the Nelsen-Atkins Museum of Art went live this past week. Along with work by and interviews with 26 other photographers, my Paterson series and interview can be found at: TEMA STAUFFER

Thursday, July 4, 2013

MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE - Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture

Contributing photographers were announced yesterday for the upcoming digital exhibition, MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE, curated by Andy Adams for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in conjunction with About Face, a traditional exhibition of current portraiture opening in August 2013.

I'm honored that selections from my Paterson series will be included in this digital show along with work by a group of remarkable photographers: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Yolanda del Amo, Christopher Churchill, Paul D'Amato, Jess T. Dugan, Doug DuBois, Matt Eich, Jason Florio, Jessica Todd Harper, Dave Jordano, Dina Kantor, Stacy Kranitz, Molly Landreth, Graham Miller, Jim Mortram, Lydia Panas, Laura Pannack, Deborah Parkin, Cara Phillips, Richard Renaldi, Simon Roberts, Marjorie Salvaterra, Betsy Schneider, Shen Wie, Carrie Will, and Susan Worsham.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Straight Street
Paterson, NJ
May 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Somene I Know

Tawny in Mary's studio, March 2013 
Someone I Know for SOMEONE I KNOW curated by Stuart Pilkington bringing together portraits by photographers from around the world. A few of my favorites by Alison Malone, Benjamin McMahon, Daniel TraubDave Jordano, Irina Rozovsky, Juliana Beasley, Justin James Reed, Olivier Despicht, Susan Worsham, and Susana Raab.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sasha Wolf at AIPAD

Two of my Paterson portraits, Akeem and Nikia, are on display in Sasha Wolf's booth at AIPAD this week along with work by Peter Kayafas, Paul McDonough, Elinor Carucci, Christine Osinski, Katherine Wolkoff, and David Nadel.

Booth #437
April 4 - 7
Park Avenue Armory
Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Monday, March 11, 2013

Showing Truth with a Camera

My Project X article for PDNedu's Spring 2013 issue covers Truth with a Camera Workshops connecting photo students with NGOs and nonprofits.  Please see: Showing Truth with a Camera 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

ten at Jen Bekman

Gas Station, Tampa, Florida, 2007 is included in the current group exhibition, ten, at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York celebrating the tenth anniversary of the gallery and the artists who were influential its story. The exhibition features work by Mara Bodis Wollner, Peter Haakon Thompson, Dana Miller, Alec Soth, Amy Stein, and many others.  American Stills was exhibited in a solo show with Jen Bekman Gallery in 2004, and this is my eighth group show with the gallery since it opened a decade ago.  There is a reception on Friday, March 15 from 6-8pm. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Exhibition and Artist Talk in Montreal

Four images from American Stills are included in an upcoming group show at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez in Montreal opening Saturday, March 2nd.  Curated by Marisa Portolese, The Body and the Landscape is a contemporary photographic exhibition that brings together the work of an eclectic group of women artists that explore different permutations of the figure in the landscape and whose practices revolve around the genre of portraiture, the romanticized landscape and gendered space.  Exhibiting artists are Jessica Auer (Canada), Jasmine Bakalarz (Argentine), Margaret Haines (Canada/USA), Jinyoung Kim (Canada/Korea), Celia Perrin Sidarous (Canada), and Tema Stauffer (USA).

In conjunction with the exhibition, I will present an artist talk at Concordia University on Thursday, February 28th at 1:30pm.  Many thanks to Fine Arts faculty members Marisa Portolese and Genevieve Cadieux for making this possible.

The Body and the Landscape
Galerie Lilian Rodriguez
372, St. Catherine Street West
The Belgo Building, 4th Floor
March 2nd - April 3rd
Opening reception on Saturday, March 2nd from 2-5pm

Tema Stauffer / Artist Talk
Concordia University Fine Arts
1515 St. Catherine W.  
EV. 3-655
Thursday, February 28th, 1:30pm

Saturday, February 16, 2013

PAUSE at Foley Gallery

Eva Fazarri from All That Remains 

Foley Gallery presents a week-long group exhibition of photographs by six artists who graduated from Pratt: Eva Fazzari, Peter Riesett, Rachel Longosch, Austin Nelson, I-Hsuen Chen, and Liang-pin Tsao. According to Allen Frame, these six photographers "stalk the space of nowhere, anywhere, and somewhere and arrive 'here' in the eerie calm of Pause, their exhibition of photographs depicting lives and landscapes on hold, barren, bleak, forgotten, anonymous, abandoned, and random.  Their views of the world are rooted in memory and marked by transience.  They are travelers poking into voids, looking at emptiness, examining the anxiety of unresolved questions.  The artists are melancholic progeny, gazing at the family tree after it's been chopped down, and unfolding maps to forgotten places."

The exhibition includes selections from I-Hsuen Chen's Nowhere in Taiwan series that was featured in Culturehall's New Artists Feature, Winter 2012.

Foley Galley
97 Allen Street, New York, NY
February 26 - March 3rd
Reception on Wednesday, February 27th, 6-8pm

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Laumont News

Thank you to Laumont Photographics for mentioning some news about my work on their blog: Laumont News.  I've had the pleasure of working with an outstanding printer, Keith Thomas, on all of my exhibition digital c-prints since 2008.  I'm happy to recommend his work and Laumont's services to photographers who are interested in more information.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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