Patricia Beary is a fine art photographer and art educator from Long Island, New York. Recently retired from a 30 year teaching career in visual arts and photography, Patricia continues teaching experimental photography workshops with the Image Factory. Her photography explores a variety of themes and is strongly influenced by her fine art background. She aligns herself with the pictorialist photographers who emphasize beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. She incorporates qualities synonymous with drawing to transform her photographs and enhance the narrative.
Patricia is a member of Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan and the Firefly Artists' Gallery in Northport. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue and her work has and has been in group exhibitions in the US, Italy and Japan. Recognized with a 2014 Julia M. Cameron Award in fine art photography, Patricia’s work was included in the 3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Malaga, Spain, September 2014.
2018 Return to the Muse, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Return to the Muse, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY
2017 Whisper Loudly, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Return to the Muse, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2014 Whisper Loudly fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2012 The Forest for the Trees fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2017 Second Place, Elemental Light, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY
2017 First Place, Circles, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY
2014 Fine Art Award, Julia M. Cameron Competition
2012 First Place, Small Works, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Honorable Mention, National Competition 5, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2007 Art Educator of the Year New York State Art Teachers Association
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