|HELEN K. GARBER: Biography
b. 1954, Brooklyn, NY
State University at New Paltz, NY; Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Helen K. Garber, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York is a graduate of Theatre Arts and Design at the State University at New Paltz, NY. She lived in California from 1978 to 2016 and now lives in Santa Fe. In 1991—after a career in theatre scenery and costume design, painting, computer animation and video—she started working as a photographer. In 2000 she shifted to still fine art photography. Her portraits were reproduced in periodicals such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Playbill, Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine and the LA Weekly. Her work has been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, UBS Paine Webber Gallery, NY, The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, Hermes Gallery, Beverly Hills, and other venues. Night View of Los Angeles, her 40-foot panorama of the city, was exhibited at the 10th International Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy in 2006. More recently she has directed artists on mixed media, community-based works.
Her works are in the permanent collections of The George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Museum of the City of New York, NY, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA,The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Peter Palmer Archives, Yale University, and others. Her publications include L.A.Noir, with Robert Morton, former editor-in-chief of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and many other publications. She is a faculty member of Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
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