Biography

Aric Attas, Photographer specializing in architectural, product and food. Florida based.Aric Attas, MFA
{Commercial Photographer}
{Artist}
{Educator}

Aric Attas, MFA

Aric Attas received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with high honors from Hobart College in 1988 and his Masters of Fine Art (MFA) in Photography from the Hartford Art School in 1996. Currently Attas is owner of Aric Attas {Creative} in Vero Beach, Florida where he is sought out for his architectural, product and food photography, fine art and photography classes. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has taught students from around the world.

In addition to owning Aric Attas {Creative} Attas is an Instructor of Photography, Creativity and Art at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Attas has also taught Photoshop, Web Design and History of Photography. He has developed courses and taught at Trinity College, Hartford Art School, Tunxis Community College and University of Connecticut. Before moving to Florida in 2003 he worked as Program Coordinator for the Digital Skills Program at Real Art Ways teaching digital audio recording techniques within this nationally recognized contemporary art center.

He has worked as a commercial photographer since 1987 specializing in architectural, product and food photography for clients including:

21st Street TapHouse
Art Institute of Chicago
Banov Architects
BBH Design Studio
Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Tequileria
Melanie Bock Studios
Brain Freeze Cafe
Ellen Carey
Chicago Magazine
COOP
Croom Construction
L. K. DeFrances & Associates
Four Seasons Magazine
David Francis Furniture
Girard Equipment
Harvest Food & Outreach
HOOS Architecture
Houghton-Mifflin
Huryn Construction
Impact 100
Intrinsic Designs
Ironside Press
Island Interiors at Ocean Reef
Joseloff Gallery
Frank J. Lincoln Interior Design
Lipman-Hearne
Living Pattern – Hand Adorned Wallcovering
Luxe. Interiors + Design
M. Maison
Moor & Associates Architects
Nino’s Cafe
Norris & Company Real Estate
Ovation TV
Palm Beach Illustrated
Pivot Design
Perolio Inc.
JPrice Designs
RCL Development
Reef Ocean Resort
Samuel Construction Group
Sea Glass Boutique
Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club
Surfaces, Inc.
Thom Filicia
Three Communication Design
Stanley Tigerman, Architect
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
United Against Poverty
Victoria William Home Furnishings
Urban Artifacts
Vero Home, Life and Design Magazine
Dawn Wallace Designs, Inc.
Windsor
World Book Encyclopedia, Inc.

In his fine art work Attas combines photography, video, sculpture and sound to engage the mysteries of creation and the infinite. Balanced at the intersection of spirituality and science his work is an exploration of the ineffable. His critically acclaimed experimental works include a series of performances, Ions in the Ether, in which photographically etched zinc plates were dissolved in acid while effectively copper plating their negatives in a reaction reminiscent of the alchemists and their desire to turn simple elements into gold.

He has worked extensively with representational and abstract photography, as well as unique experimental photograms and metal photogram sculptures. His work within the medium of the photogram has been recognized as highly original challenging our existing notions of the photograph. Attas is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from such significant critics and artists as Andy Grundberg, Merry A. Foresta and the Starn Twins. He continues to push the boundaries of his creativity in his artwork and his teaching.

Photo Credit: Phil Reid

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