Gail Albert Halaban

United States 1970


Gail Albert Halaban
Gail Albert Halaban
United States
March 18, 2015
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Gail Albert Halaban is is an American fine art and commercial photographer. She is noted for her large scale photographs of women and urban, voyeuristic landscapes.

Halaban was born in Washington DC in 1970. She began photographing when she was 6, when she made a camera for her first grade science fair. She holds an MFA from Yale University.

Her art explores the tension between public and private life, what is seen by all, and what is hidden. The series Out My Window is a collection of images taken through and into windows in New York City, she acknowledges unspoken voyeurism and exhibitionism, tells us to admit we all do it, and then pushes us to confront the hope, isolation and other emotions that lie behind the gaze.

The pictures seem intrusive, but are nearly all posed. The residents are collaborators and their apartments are lit specifically to make these pictures, which explore a defining urban experience: becoming secretly familiar with the neighbors’ most intimate moments.

In the end, the process of producing this series of images is a kind of performance that serves as a remedy for the symptoms that they portray: by ringing on doorbells, Albert Halaban helps bring anonymous neighbors into each others’ lives. The set-up of the camera and the staging of the resultant photograph become an occasion for new friendships.

Gail Albert Halaban currently lives and works in New York.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Paris ViewsEdwynn Houk, New York, NYSolo
2015nUntitledGalerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, FranceSolo
2013 Hopper ReduxCape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MASolo
2012nHopper ReduxEdwynn Houk, New York, NYSolo
2012New York in Color February nHoward Greenberg Gallery New York, NYGroup
2011nPhotos!Flo Peters Gallery Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2011nPeople, Places and PowerDavidson College, Charlotte, NCGroup
2010 Psychological InteriorOut of Place Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2010 Incognito: The Hidden Self PortraitYancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010Summer StagedFoley Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010DomesticEspai Cultural de Caja Madrid, Madrid, SpainGroup
2009nOut My WindowRobert Mann Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2009Sexy and the CityYossi Milo Gallery New York, NYGroup
2008nThis Stage of MotherhoodKMR Arts Washington Depot, CTSolo
2009n Au FémininCentre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris FranceGroup
2009nRight Through the Very Heart of ItRobert Mann Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008n• This Stage of MotherhoodKMR Arts, Washington Depot, CTSolo
2008• Good Life Yancey Richardson Gallery,New York, NYnGroupn
2007nFigure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art Clay Center, Charleston, WVGroupn
2006nThis Stage of Motherhood, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2003nAbout ThirtyAriel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2003n Flash. Swimsuits & SportsJackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GAGroup