Lee Michael Altman biography

EDUCATION
1976 M.F.A Printmaking, Stanford University, Stanford CA
1974 B.F.A. Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1965-67 Literature and Creative Writing, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1963-65 Theatre and Literature, Washington State University, Pullman WA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-08 Private Instruction in Printmaking/Painting, Benicia, CA
2012-06 California State Summer School for the Arts/CSSSA, CalArts, Valencia, CA,
Instructor in Printmaking and Design
2010-09 Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA – Experimental Multi-Media on Paper workshops
2009 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA – YASP Program (Young Artists Studio Program) Drawing from Life
2008 College of Marin, Indian Valley campus, Novato, CA, Instructor in Design
2007 De La Salle High School, Concord CA, Semester Artist Resident, Instructor in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
2007 Arts Benicia Gallery Education Program, Benicia, CA, Instructor in Collage/Drawing
2005 Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, Instructor in Printmaking
1992-2003 Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA, Adjunct Professor in Printmaking, Sculpture and Filmmaking (Acting Chair, Department of Art, two academic years 1998-2000)
1997 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Graduate Review Committee and Graduate Tutorial in Printmaking, Painting, Photography & New Genres
1993 Printmaking Workshop, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
1990-91 Printmaking Workshops, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
1982-86 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Instructor in Printmaking
1982-88 Private Instruction in Printmaking/Painting, Nevada Building, Palo Alto, CA
1980-81 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, Instructor in Printmaking: (sabbatical replacement position for Patricia T. Forrester)
1979 Graphic Arts Workshop – Printmaking Worshop, San Francisco, CA
1977 Guest Lecturer in Printmaking, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1976-77 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Instructor in Printmaking and Drawing: (sabbatical replacement position for Nathan Oliveira)
1974-76 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Teaching Assistant for Nathan Oliveira, Printmaking
and Drawing

ASSOCIATED EXPERIENCE + AWARDS
2014-09 Art Reader for Praxis/Princeton Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ
2013 Exhibition Committee member, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2010, 2008 Benicia Community Arts Scholarship Committee, Benicia, CA
2009 Richard Diebenkorn: The Stanford Monotypes – A Recent Acquisition, De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA (Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge, brochure acknowledgement)
2007 Jurors’ First Place Award, 30th Annual Vacaville Juried Art Exhibit, Vacaville, CA
2006 Juror for Teen Art, Sunvalley Shopping Center, Concord, CA
2006 Juror for the 10th Anniversary San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival Arts Exhibition, Vallejo, CA
2004 Student nominated recognition in the 2003-2004 publication Who’s Who Among
America’s Teachers
2001 Juror’s Award, Juror: Kala Institute Director Archana Horsting, Imprints: A Survey of Traditional and Experimental Printmaking, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
1996 Artist in Residence, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerliz, NY
1996 Faculty Development Award, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
1995 Juror’s Award, Flying without Limit, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
1985-91 Macintosh Computer Graphics Production, Abney International, Sebastopol, CA
1984 First Place Monotype, Juror: Henry Hopkins, Northern California Regional Print Competition, Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1983 Palo Alto studio photograph in the collection of American Art Archives, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C., submitted by 3 EP, LTD. Press
1979 Juror of Printmaking Exhibition, Studio Performance Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1978-80 3 EP, LTD. Press, Palo Alto, CA, Collaborative Printer in Intaglio and Monoprint for: Nathan Oliveira, Frank Lobdell, Tom Holland, Joseph Goldyne, Matt Phillips, and Ed Moses
1976-78 Stanford University Fine Arts Press, Stanford, CA – Collaborative Printer of Monotypes, Etchings and Lithographs for: Nathan Oliveira, Frank Lobdell, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud
1977 Juror of Painting Exhibition, City of Menlo Park, CA

EXHIBITIONS
2013 Coming Home: Artists of Solano County, Group Invitational, Solano Community College, Fairfield CA
2012 From the Arsenal and Beyond, Group Show Invitational, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA
2012 AB25 Collective Memories, a Major Retrospective Celebrating 25 Years, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA
2012 Human Voice, Group Show Invitational, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA
2010 Works on Paper by Lee Altman and Linda Grebmeier, Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA
2010 The Art of a Community, Group Shows from '10 –'96, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2010-06 CSSSA Faculty Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
2008 Contemporary American Monotypes-Selections from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection,
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge, artwork images in brochure)

2008 Arts Benicia Gallery, Annual Auction, years ’08, ’06-’96, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2007 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Group Competition, Jurors: Peter Selz and Nancy Buchanan, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2007 One Person Show ”Twenty Books Series,” Stanford University Faculty Club, Stanford, CA
2007 30th Annual Vacaville Juried Art Exhibit, Group Competition, Jurors: Mark Perlman and Terry Miura, Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville, CA (Juror’s Award)
2007 44th Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Group Competition, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, Fairfield, CA
2006 Multiple Choice, Group Show, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
2005 Monotypes and Paintings, One Person Show, Wertheimer Dress & Co. CPAs, One Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
2004 The Human Form, Group Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2003 Unbounded Vistas: Artists Interpret the Northern California Landscape, Group Show, Juror: Terry St. John, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
2003 One Person Show,
”Acrobat Series,” Stanford University Faculty Club, Stanford, CA
2002 Impressions Print Show, Group Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2002 Printmaking 2002, Group Show, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2001 Acrobat Series, One Person Show, Art Gallery, Benicia Public Library, CA
2001 Imprints: A Survey of Traditional and Experimental Printmaking, Group Show, Juror’s Award, Juror: Kala Institute Director Archana Horsting, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2001 Watershed 2001: Landscape Painting, Group Invitational, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA (catalog)
2001 1st Annual Solano County Visual Arts Exhibition, Group Show, Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA
2001 Los Angeles Printmaking Society:16th National Exhibition, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Printmaking: Diversity, Group Show, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA
2000 SMC Faculty Exhibition, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
2000 Watershed: Environmental Poetry Festival, Group Painting Show Invitational, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1999 McNeese National Works On Paper Exhibition, Group Show, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
1999 Works on Paper 1999, Group Show, Louisiana State University, LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
1999 27th Bradley National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Group Show, Bradley University, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL
1998 Works on Paper, Group Regional Competition, Juror: John Berggruen, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1998 The Watershed Landscape, Group Show Invitational, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
1998 Gesture as Value II, Group Drawing Invitational, N.Y. Information Technology Center, NY
1998 Crocker-Kingsley 71st Exhibition, Group Competition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1998 Lead into Gold: Alchemical Practice and Metaphor, Group Show, JFK University Arts and Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998 Honoring the Feminine, Group Competition, Center for the Visual Art, Oakland, CA
1997 The College Collection, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
1997 Gesture as Value, Group Show Invitational, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Gesture as Value, Group Show Invitational, Franziska Pia Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
1997 EBMUD Watershed Landscape Painters Show, Invitational Show, EBMUD Building, Oakland, CA
1997 Special Places in Benicia, Invitational Landscape Show: 150th Anniversary, City Hall Chamber, Benicia, CA
1997 Beyond Boundaries, Group Show, Juror: Wayne Thiebaud, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1996 Beyond Boundaries, Group Show, Bank of America Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 Point of View, Group Show, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
1996 Watermark, Group Show, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
1996 Monotype 1996, Group Show, Central Connecticut State University, New Britan, CT
1996 Juried Show 1996, Davis Art Center, Juror Price Amerson - Director of Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis, Davis, CA
1996 17th Annual Paper in Particular, National Exhibition, Group Show, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
1995 Works on Paper, Group Show, Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto, CA
1995 Flying without Limit, Group Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Juror’s Award, Sebastopol, CA
1995 SMC Faculty Exhibition, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
1994 California Small Works, Group Show, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1994 Figuration, Group Show, Rhodes Art Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA
1994 Saint Mary’s College Faculty, The Art Store, Oakland, CA
1994 Faculty Show, Saint Mary’s College Library, Moraga, CA
1993 9th Biennial Drawing and Printmaking Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
1992 Monotypes, One Person Show, Hearst Building, San Francisco, CA
1991 Monotypes/Monoprints, Group Show, San Mateo Council of Arts, Belmont, CA
1991 The Anderson Print Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1990 Prints, Group Show, T. Marguardt Fine Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1988 Fate of the Animals, Group Painting Show, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1987 Woman Portrayed, Group Show Invitational, Sunnyvale Creative Arts
Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA
1986 New Acquisitions for the City of Palo Alto, Group Show, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1985 Content Art, Group Show, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984 Northern California Regional Print Competition, Group Show, First Place Monotype, Juror: Henry Hopkins, Director San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1984 The Singular Image, Group Show, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
1983 Artists as Printers, Group Show Invitational, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
1983 Art of the Monotype, Group Show Invitational, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
1983 American Artists, Group Show, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1982 Monotypes, Paintings, Sculptures, One Person Show, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1980 Introductions 1980, Three Person Show, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1980 Prints and Monotypes, Group Show, Allport Gallery, Larkspur, CA
1979 Monotypes, Group Show Invitational, Sacred Heart Schools, Art Corridor Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
1979 Monotypes 1979, Group Show, Barridoff Gallery, Portland, ME
1979 Contemporary American Monotypes, Traveling Group Show, Impressions
Gallery, Boston, MA; 1979 Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA; Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1977 Prints from Stanford, Group Show Invitational, Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monk, Bethany, Benicia Herald, “A Community shows its art, and its heart,” January 31, 2010
Santiago, Brandon, The Sentinel-Hanford, "Fresh perspectives:Upcoming exhibits:Works on Paper by Lee Altman and Linda Grebmeier," January 15, 2010
Bammer, Richard, Vacaville Reporter, “Art Tales,” April 20, 2007
Weller-Renfrow, Kathryn, Inside Benicia, “Benicians Kindle Their Inner Spirit” September, 2006
Driver, Dustin, Solano Magazine, “10 Top Neighborhoods,” March/April 2005
Koppman, Debra, Artweek, “Unbounded Vistas: Artists Interpret the California Landscape,” July/August 2003
Kennelly, Martha, Castro Valley Forum, “Printmaking 2002,” September 18, 2002
Horton, David, Artweek, “Watershed at Berkeley Art Center,” September, 2001
Wagner, Patrice, Catalog, Berkeley Art Center, “Watershed 2001:Landscape Painting,” May 20–July 14, 2001
Faught, Judith, Daily Republic, “Exhibit Celebrates the Work of Local Artists,” April 20, 2001
Pal, Meera, Contra Costa Sun, “Professors Exhibit the Art of Teaching,” March 22, 2000
Pritchett, Kathryn, In Sync: Contra Costa Times, “Lofty Aspirations,” February 1998
Bammer, Richard, Vacaville Reporter, “Open Wide,” May 1, 1998
Editor, SMC Connections, “Focus on Faculty,” May 1998
Clairmont, Julie, Solano Times, “Inner Beauty,” September 10, 1998
Allen, Stuart, The Davis Enterprise, “Juried Show,” January 31, 1996
Rusk, Connie, Saint Mary’s College Update, “Faculty Win Top National and Campus Honors,” 1996
Wiley-Robertson, Salli, MetroGuide, “Beyond Beauty,” 1996
Bowen, Dorothy, Contra Costa Sun, “Art Faculty Shows Work,” January 11, 1995 and February 22, 1995
Editor, Ledger Dispatch, “On the Threshold,” January 13, 1995
Editor, West Art, “SMC Art Faculty Exhibition,” February 10, 1995
Green, Barry, Sonoma West Times and News, “Flying without Limit,” June 21, 1995
Bowen, Dorothy, Contra Costa Sun, “Three Saint Mary’s Art Professors’ Work,” March 30, 1994
The Stanford Museum, Catalog, Stanford, “The Anderson Print Collection at Stanford,” 1990-91
Weeden, Leslie, Palo Alto Weekly, “Print Contest Goes to Dogs,” March 21, 1984
Weeden, Leslie, Palo Alto Weekly, “Artist-Printers with Fine-Line Fever,” June 4, 1983
Butler, Phyllis, The Mercury News, “A Day to Savor Peninsula’s Best,” October 26, 1983
Curtis, Cathy, Peninsula Times Tribune, “Unsung Heroes of the Printmaking World,” October 29, 1983
Winter, David, Peninsula Times Tribune, “Varied World of Art at Smith Anderson Gallery,’ July 17, 1982
Garfinkel, Ada, Independent Journal, “Exhibit of Personal Visions,” January 16, 1980
Roder, Sylvie, Artweek, “Monotypes and Other Types,” August 2, 1980
Editor, Palo Alto Weekly, “Solo Exhibition,” August 14, 1980
Seymour, Ann, Centry Voice Magazine, “For Art’s Sake – Monoprints to Color Prints,” September, 1980
Moss, Stacey, Palo Alto Times, “An In-Depth Look at Monotypes in America,” March 26, 1979
Burkhart, Dorothy, Artweek, “Monotypes,” June 2, 1979
Editor, Palo Alto Times, “Revival of Monotype Documented in Stanford Exhibit,” July 25, 1977
Frankenstein, Alfred, San Francisco Chronicle, “Monotypes and Brilliant Colors,” August 4, 1977

MASTER PRINTER CREDITS
"Richard Diebenkorn: The Stanford Monotypes – a Recent Acquisition," De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA 2009
"Frank Lobdell," T. A. Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA 2003
"Joseph Goldyne, Prints, Catalog raisonné," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 2003
"The Art of Collaborative Printmaking," Smith Andersen Editions, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV 1998
"Variations in Time, Nathan Oliveira, Monotypes and Monoprints," Robert Flynn Johnson and Giovanna Bertazzoni, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA 1997
"American Prints:Process & Proofs," Judith Goldman, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harper & Row, NY 1981 (master printer for Nathan Oliveira etching)
"The Painterly Print-Monotypes from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century," Editors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 1980 (master printer for Diebenkorn and Thiebaud monotypes)
"Richard Diebenkorn Monotypes," Gerald Nordland, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1976

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary‘s College, Moraga CA; University of Washington, Seattle WA; Stanford University, Stanford CA; Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, Atherton CA; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco CA; DeYoung Fine Art Museum, San Francisco CA; The City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland OR; Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa CA; Intel Corp., San Francisco CA; Crocker Bank, San Francisco CA; Dean Witter, San Francisco CA; Wertheimer Dress & Co. CPAs, San Francisco CA, Mr. James Landau, Orinda CA

Lee Michael Altman 707.746.1323 lee@paintsong.com
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