Len Speier


Born: New York, NY

Lives and Works: New York, NY


Solo Exhibitions:

Theater for the New City Gallery, NYC. Sept. 4 to Oct. 23, 2007
Museum at FIT (Sept-Oct 2002)
Mayer, Brown & Platt, NYC (Jun-Sept 2000)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA (1999) Resident Artist’s show
Center for Creative Studies, Detroit
Neikrug Photographica Gallery, NYC
Soho Photo Gallery (guest artist)
Man Ray Gallery, NYC
NADINES, NYC (1999)
Rizzoli, NYC, “An American looks at Italy”
Guest Exhibitor, Soho Photo Gallery, May 1986


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2009
ORGANIZATION OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS (OIA) group show NY Mercantile E, NYC (Nov-Dec) 
CCNY Biennial Alumni/Student Art Exhibition, curated by Faith Ringgwald, artist. April 2-May 15
Texas Photographic Society Members’ Only Show, curated by Keith Carter. Feb-Mar.
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo. 

2008
Theater for a New City, “PORTRAITS”, all media exhibition.Nov. 2008
Salmagundi Club, New York City. Non-Members Annual Juried Photography show. JUNE 16 -JUNE 27
Lower East Side Arts Festival, “Art in Action”, NYC. May 20-June 30
The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, April 25 to May 23.
Juried show Members 5th Biennial Photo Exhibition (PAI) at National Arts Club, NYC,Feb 7-23, 2008 

2007
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, “Midtown Y Photography Gallery” April to September
GUILD HALL, Southampton, NY. Annual Members’ Art Exhibition. June.
SALMAGUNDI ART CLUB, NYC. Annual Juried Non-Members Photography Competition
Lower East Side Arts Festival, June to August 12.
PHOTO REVIEW MAGAZINe. October, 2007. 

2006
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC, New York City Art Teachers Assn, Juried Exhibition, May 2006

2002
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC (New York City Art Teachers Assn. Juried Exhibition, Nov. 2002) 
“Obsession,” Juried Show, Art League of Long Island , NY (May to June 2002)  
Broome Street Gallery, NYC (New York City Art Teachers Assn., June 2002) 

2001
Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Feb 20-Mar 28
Photo Administrators, Inc. (PAI), 2d Annual Members show, National Arts Club, Feb 19-26.
Broome Street Gallery, NYC. June 2001 
58th Annual Clothesline Show. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY 
Photo Americas, Portland, OR. Benefit photo auction. October 2001

2000
Guild Hall Annual Members Art Show, Easthampton, NY
Ashawah Hall, Easthampton Springs, NY. July 2000
Photographic Center at Woodstock, NY Benefit Auction, October
“Black & White Show”, President’s Floor, Fashion Inst. of Technology, Oct-Jan 01
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
National Juried competition. Juried by Curator of Art, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nov/Dec
Clothesline Show, Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY. August
Soho Photo Gallery Photo Auction, Nov/Dec

1999
Barrett Art Center, National Juried Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY. Curated by Howard Greenberg Members Show, Photographic Administrators, Inc. at National Arts Club, NYC
Art & Design Division, selected artists show at FIT
Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, Ma

1998
March 1998, Group show; “Images of China-1984”, New Century Artists, NYC, May 1998
“Photographs”,Represented in traveling US Information Service Photo show in the Ukraine (1998)
Man Ray Gallery, NYC, May 1998 (two person show)
Annual Faculty Art & Design show, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Sept, 1998
SMALL WORKS SHOW, Annual CCNY ART ALUMNI ASSN, 2/20 GALLERY; NYC (Nov. 1998) 
“Eight Million Private Lives: Photographs and Prints of New York City”, from the Archives of the New York Public Library (Nov 1998-Jan 1999)

Recent: “Document Brooklyn” project; Related shows in the Brooklyn Museum and 
the Brooklyn Borough Hall; Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC.; Guild Hall, Annual 
“Clothesline Show”, Easthampton; FIT Annual Art & Design Exhibition; NYCATA 
Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center; Ashawah Hall Show, Easthamptton Springs; 
NY State Art Teachers Assn show, Catskill, NY; Pace University; 
Salmagundi Club, NYC; Westbeth Gallery, NYC; Tweed Gallery, City Hall; 
Chinese International Photog. Exhibition, Beijing, China; Ashawagh Hall Show, NYSATA /annual show, Albany, NY.


Publications:

EXHIBITION CATALOG, “The Art of Photography” show at Lyceum Theater, 2008, San Diego, CA
The PHOTO REVIEW, Competition Issue, Jan 2008.. Finalist selected in 2007 Photo Competition, image entitled “East Harlem Children” No. 62. Competition winners may be viewed on-line
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, MacMillan of Australia, 2006. Photo book cover (HOODED FIGURE)
The Book Thief, ABC Audio of Australia, audio book of same novel w/Speier
cover photo for CD. 2006
La Voleuse De Livres, French Ed. of “The Book Thief”, Universae Poche, Paris 2007
Photo book cover
Cityscapes, edited by Howard B. Rock and Deborah Dash Moore. Columbia University Press, 2001
Eight (8) photographs included in the collection. Black and White Photography: Manifest Visions/An International Collection, by James Luciana. Rockport Press, 2000. photo (Hooded Figure) Included in collection at page 85. A smaller version of said photo is reproduced on Contents page.
CityPlay, Museum of the City of New York, © 1990 BY Rutgers University Press (Full page Frontispiece and interior full page photograph).

Collections:

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
International Center for Photography, NYC
Museum of the City of New York
Photography Archive, New York Public Library (Midtown Y Gallery Show, 2007)


Awards:

Awarded Photography Fellowship (month residence) by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA (June/July 1999)


Lectures and Teaching:

Lecturer and writer on photography and photographers and artists legal rights and business practices.

Recent Lectures/Workshops: 

New York State Art Teachers Assn, Conference Workshop on Artists Rights in 21st Century, Nov, 2009, Rye Brook, NY;
West Side Camera Club, Slide show & talk;
New York State Art Teachers Assn. Comference, Nov. ‘07, Artist’s Rights Seminar
Park West Camera Club, 2007
Workshop at NYC Art Teachers Annual Conference, Nov. 2002
Photo Administrators, Inc. (PAI) at the National Arts Club, NYC
Principal speaker, NJ Arts Council
Photography Dept.,City College of NY
International Center of Photography on Photographers Rights/Stock Photography.
Workshop on art/law problems for NY State Art Teachers Convention, Monticello, ’95-’97.

Former Clients:

ABC Eyewitness News, Forbes, Fuji Photo, Hyatt Hotels, Meridien Hotels, 
Met Life Ins. Co. , New York Magazine, Omni Magazine, Random House Pub. Co., 
Transamerica, Weight Watchers.

Education:

Undergraduate degree: CCNY, BS in Social Science 
Law School: New York University School of Law, JD. member NYU Law Review Editorial Board.