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Paul T. Owen


Curriculum Vitae


Paul T. Owen                                                           

Presently living in North Carolina, USA

Correo electrónico:


M.A. New York University, June 1980

B.F.A. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, May 1973




Associate Professor of Photography, Department of Photo and Imaging / Department of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University  September 1973 - December 2020.

Instructor, Recording Light, a two week live in workshop for advanced artists, Michoacan, Mexico. summer 2012 & 2013.

Co-Founder, Department of Photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Acting Chair, Department of Photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, spring and summer 1987.

Founding Director, Photo Center Gallery, Tisch School of the Arts, 1979 – 1992.

Instructor of Photography, Colorado Mountain College, summer, 1974-1975.

Photo Lab Coordinator, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1972-1973.

Technical Assistant, National Video Festival, Minneapolis, summer 1972.

Media Center Photographer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1970 – 1972

US Army, served in Vietnam 1967 – 1968.




Museum Of Modern Art, New York

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Museum of the City of New York

New York University Collection, Grey Art Gallery, New York.

Pacific Telesis Collection, California

Astor Collection, England.

Vietnam Veteran’s Art Museum, Chicago

Fortis, NYC

Delaware County Historical Association

Harley Davidson Collectin, WI

Witter Agricultural Museum, Syracuse, NY

Barclays Capital




The New York Times

The New York Daily News

The New York Post

The Colorado Daily Camera

The New Jersey Star Ledger

Village Voice

The History Channel

TDF New York On Stage, 3/83

Dance Magazine, Dec.87

Dance Pages Magazine, Fall.87

Phoenix Magazine

Youth Magazine - national monthly mag. based in Wash D.C.    11/99   Article includes my documentary photographs of the Seargent Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy,  South Kortright ,N.Y.  , The story, by David Krayicek, is about the problems          and questionable effectiveness of juvenile boot camps.

Epiphany, (premiere issue) sp/summer 2004

American Photographer, January 1988                    

The Polaroid Newsletter for Photographic Education, sp.86 Vol. III #2.

Vietnam-Reflexes and Reflections, Abrams (book) 1998

Dance Design, by Stewart Hodes (book)

Various exhibition catalogs




One person show: Todos Somos Ellas (We Are All Them - Femicide) Certro Cultural Clavijero Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico 7/19 – 8/31/2013. Sixty prints.

Featured show: Todos Somos Ellas, Bella Vista Gallery, Asheville, NC  7/2013 (get dates?)

Group show: Bella Vista Gallery, Asheville, NC  (represented by gallery) ongoing.

Group show: Faculty Annual Show, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 1974 – present. Ongoing.

One person show: Fountainside Art Gallery, Fountain Hills, Az, 6/11 – 621/ 2010

Group show: 1968: Then and Now, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY.    Curated by Deborah Willis (Five mural sized prints from my Vietnam project)

            9/20 – 12/20/2008.

Group show: 1968: Then and Now, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY., Curated by Deborah Willis (Six mural sized prints from my Vietnam project)

            9/5 – 10/31/2008.

Group show: Group show: Crossroads, The Chase Gallery, Asheville, NC

            12/17/07 – 2/9/2008

Group show: Winter Show (Invitational), Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, 12/2 – 12/31/2007

Two person show: Night and Day, Drew Deane Gallery, Bravard, NC   6/29 - 8/25/2007

Group show: Night Light, featured artist, Bella Vista Gallery, Asheville, NC June 2006 – Dec.  2006

Group show: Harley Davidson100 Anniversary Photography Exhibit, traveling exhibition, 2003

Group show:  Upon Good Land,  Daniel P. Witter Agricultural Museum, Syracuse, N.Y. (8/2000 – 8/2002)

Group show:  Biennial Photography Exhibition, Fenimore Art Museum, 11/1-12/31/2000, Cooperstown, NY

Group show: Andes Hunting Tavern Museum, Andes Society For History and Culture,: (Columbus Day through Dec 31, 2000)

Group show:  Group show:  This Valley Use To Be All Farms, Delaware Historical Association, Delhi, N.Y.  11/21/98  - present.  I made the contemporary photographs of the multi-  generation family farms to go along with the historical photographs and artifacts.

One person show:  RURAL LIFE - Family Farms, Delaware County Historic Association Museum, 11/22/98 – 4/99

One person show: IMPRESSIONS OF INDIA,  Quarter Moon,  Delhi, N.Y.  5 - 6 / 98.

Group show: PICTURE THIS . . . WAR, The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, 5/9/97 - 7/15/97.

One person show: INDIA, The West Kortright Center, West Kortright, NY  (9 - 10/97)

One person presentation: Visual Memory, American Photography Institue, Vietnam project, 6/1996

Group show: This Valley Use To Be All Farms, Delaware County Historic Association Museum.

Represented by Witkin Gallery, N.Y.C. 1986 – gallery closing 1997 .

Group show: REFLEXES & REFLECTIONS, The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, permanent exhibit, 8/25/96 Inaugural exhibition.


One person show: Night Light Quarter Moon , Delhi, N.Y. 5 –7 / 1995.

Group show: Claire Fontaine Gallery, Coustellet, France 9 – 10 / 1994.

Group show: Flowers, Witkin Gallery, N.Y.C. 7 – 8 / 1994.

One person show: Vestiges de la Vallee du Calavon, Claire Fontaine Gallery, Coustellet, France 8/15 – 9/31/1993.

Group show: Compassion, Hamiltons Galleries Ltd. London,, 5/10/1993

One person show: …there are no heroes, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y.,

            1 – 2 / 1993

Group show, Photography Faculty show, TSOA, NYU, 10/25 - 11/27/93.

Group show: Catskill Landscapes, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, N.Y. 11/ 1992.

Group show: Illumination, by Pfizer, Inc. from the Art Advisory Service of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. 1992

Group show: (Drawings) Selections from the N.Y.U. Art Collection, Grey Art Gallery, NY.


Two person show: Two, Witkin Gallery, NY, 6/21-7/23/88.

Group show: Photogrpahic Survey 1900-1988, Madison Gallery, Ct. 1-2/88.

Group show: CityWork, City Gallery, NY.  7/12-8/19/88

Group show: Witkin Gallery, 10/23–12/2/86;  1/13-2/21/87

One person show: Simon Gallery, Montclair, NJ.  1/12 - 2/4/84

Group show:  History of Video Arts, Museum of Modern Art, NY. 1983 (Documentary Photographs: Nam June Piak, George Stony, etc.)

Group show: The Brooklyn Bridge, 80 Papers Gallery, 5/20 – 6/30/83

One person show: The Simon Gallery, Montclair, NJ. 11/17 – 12/24/81

Group show: 5 Wiener Internationale Biennale, Erweiterte Fotografie, Vienne, 10/21 – 11/21/81

Group show: Works on Paper, 80 Papers Gallery, NY. 6/5 – 6/30/81.

Group show: PhotoFusion, Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, NY. 1/12 – 1/31/80.

One person show: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ. 9/18 – 10/19/80.

One person show: Marymount Manhattan Center, NY. 3/23 – 3/26/80.

One person show: Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS.  2/1 – 2/23/80.

One person show: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NY. June 1977.

Group show: Soho Photographic Foundation, NY. May 1975

One person show: Exposure Gallery, NY. 5/1 – 6/2/74

Group show: Hamiltons Galleries Ltd., London


Symposium, panel discussion in conjunction with Todos Somos Ellas – Art and Human Rights at Centro Cultural Universitario (CCU) 7/18/2013 Panel: Paul Owen, Kari Lydersen, . . .

Presently working on a documentary video, A Stationary Parade, Mexican tradition and belief regarding death, interviews and video 10-11/2013.

Teacher: advanced media workshop, Recording Light II, Morelia, Mexico, 7/1-13/2013

Vietnam photograph used in History Channel program, 2012.

Teacher: advanced media workshop, Recording Light, Morelia, Mexico, 7 – 8/2012

Sponsored and organized Drawing Club, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2006.

Juried Unidad Photo Exhibit “Cross-cultural awareness through the eyes of others”  Winter 2004 – 2005.  Exhibited at Kimmel Center, NYU.

Translation of my writing, Story of Lan, with photographs was included as part of the production of MISS SAIGON, 2004 – 05, Goteborg Opera, Sweden.  Premiere October 16, 2004.

Interviewed for video documentary honoring Sooni Taraporevala.

Designed and produced historic calendars for Bovina Historical Society, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Presentation/lecture:  VIETNAM - From Different Perspectives, for New York University Scholars 3/1/02

Presentation/lecture:  VIETNAM - From Different Perspectives.for two Photo Historyclasses (Shelley Rice / Debra Willis) 3/7/02

Presentation/lecture: Visual Memory, I Remember Viet Nam. AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE.  Graduate Student Seminar. Lecture and exhibit of Prints/Slides, June 1996.

Slide presentation/lecture: Vietnam, A Soldier’s Perspective, Delaware Academy, Delhi, NY. 1997.

Projection for Care Less Love, a play by Len Jenkins, Soho Rep Theatre, NYC. 11/4 – 12/5/93

Freelance photographer, selected commercial clients include: Estee Lauder, Charles of the Ritz, Elizabeth Arden, General Foods, A.B.C. Television, Ger du Bois, Young and Rubica, 1979 – 90.

Multi-media production in conjunction with Marleen Pennison and Dancers Company, presented at La Mama Theatre, NYC, 1/25 – 2/5/84.

Multi-media production for Dance in New York, The Company, performed, Riverside Dance Festival, NYC 1/21, 23, 24/82.

40 Color photographs exhibited, Krishna Reddy, A Retrospective Bronz Museum, NY 11/5/81 – 2/28/82.

Produced, Directed and Edited commercial film for Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 30 seconds, broadcast on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS Mpls. MN. 4/72.

Produced, Directed and Edited experimental color video tpe at KTCA-TV, shown at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 9/6 – 7/72.

Produced, Directed and Edited 16mm experimental documentary, Energy Works,  shown aat Walker Art Center Experimental Film Series 11/24/71. Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1972, The Electric Gallery, Toranto, 11/16 – 22/71, San Francisco Art Institute Festival, 1973.




            Faculty Development Grant, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 2013

                        For production of Todos Somos Ellas exhibit at Centro Cultural Clavijero

            Senior Faculty Development Grant, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 1996.

                        For a analog and digital book project,

            Senior Faculty Development Grant, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 2004.

            Rotary International, Group Study Exchange, to Mumbai, India.



Vietnam Veterans Home Page,

                        (some of my photos on their site:


References upon request.

Foto de Arturo Bentancourt Rosales

Foto de Dan Sandford

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