Alan Gaynor

77 Seventh Avenue, Apt. 21K, New York, NY 10011

646 858-0056 917 304-5162 - cell


Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture 1971
Studied with photographer David Vestal
Studied with photographer George Tice
Studied with photographer Jock Sturges
Studied with photographer John Sexton ( Ansel Adams chief assitiant)
ICP NYC photoshop workshop with Shauna Church


May 2014 Viridian Artists “Remembrances” New York, N.Y.
December 2013 Sabay Queens, N.Y.
February 2012 Soho Photo Small Works New York, N.Y.
June 2011 Solo Show Viridian Artists New York, N.Y.
January 2010 Viridian Artist Arts New York, N.Y.
Spring 2004 Safe-T-Gallery Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 2003 Soho Photo Gallery New York, N.Y.


Dec 17-Jan 9 2021 PH 21 -Scapes International Comp
August 2020 Art Room Honorable Mention
May 2018 Superfine Fair
May 2017 Black Box Gallery The Visual Spectrum
April 2017 Contemporary Art Gallery Botanical art
May 2017 All Botanical Art Competition “Judges Choice”
May 2017 LBIFoundation for the Arts National Comp
January 16, 2917 NYU Kimmel Galleries Unnatural Election
May 19 2016 LIMNER Gallery ARTE NATURA
April 26 2016 Viridian Artists Internal Politics
April 19 2016 NYC4PA, Jadite Gallery NYC
December 2015 Linus Gallery
November 2015 Center for Fine Art Photography Still Life
September 1 2015 Black Box Gallery Landscape & Arch
May 19 2015 Viridian Artists “RENEWAL”
Dec 13 2015 Garrison Art Center smallWorks Exhibition
Dec 9 2015 Viridian Artists Holiday Madness
Sept 13 2014 Garrison Art Center 2014 3rd place
June 2014 Acumen Gallery Group Show
June 2014 The Center for Fine Art ”Still LifeLife”

Group Shows Continued

Sept 13 2014 Garrison Art Center PHOTOcentric
June 2014 Acumen Gallery
June 2014 Center for Fine Art Photography ”Still Life”
December 2013 Viridian Artists “Once Upon A Time”
July 2013 1650 Gallery “Urban Landscape
July 2013 Darkroom Gallery Show-“City”
January 2013 ADC Gallery Art Comes Alive 2013
December 2012 Viridian Artists Endings & Beginnings
March 2012 Photo Review Competition Web Gallery
May 2011 Black Box Gallery Portland Or.
February 2011 1650 Gallery San Francisco, Ca. Urban Landscape
December 2010 The Camera Obscura Gallery Denver, Co.
December 2010 Viridian Artists Art 2011 N.Y., N.Y.
July 2010 Robeson Gallery State College, PA
October 2007 Spectra’07 New Canaan, Ct.


NYC4PA Patterns and Shadows 2017 Honorable Mention 11/27/17
Light space and Time Gallery Special Merit Category 1/31/17
9th Annual B&W Spider Awards 1st Place-Outstanding Achievement 10/18/14
International Photo Awards 1st Place Flowers 10/2/14
ARTslant 2014 Showcase winner 7/6/14
Annual MastersCup Finalist 5/3/14
2012 International Loupe Awards Bronze Award, 11/15/12
2012 International Fine Art Grand Prix Final Jury Round 9/11/12
Terabella Media Urban Landscape Third Place 8/10/12
Photographers Forum’s 32nd Annual Finalist 8/6/12
2012 MacQuarie Photography Prize Finalist 7/15/12
2012 Epson International Pano Bronze 5/6/12
2011 International Loupe Awards Bronze, 11/14/11
3rd Ward Summer 2011 Top 50 Winners 8/2011
6th Black & White Spider Awards Honorable Mention 5/2011
Think Tank Photo 9/2007
Soho Photo Members Show 3rd Place 2003
Soho Photo Members Show 1st Place 2002



My interest in Photography is an outgrowth of my interest in Architecture and Urbanism and my life-long love Islamic Architecture and Design. I love the mathematical bases of all Islamic design.
While it has been said that architecture is frozen music, this seems particularly evident in these photographs. The layering of the buildings creates an overall ‘ensemble’ of varied man-made elements played against the natural ones.
My photographic work is an examination of the architecture of the urban environment. Enjoy!