Aubrey J. Kauffman is a photographer living and working in New Jersey. He received his BA from Jersey City State and his MFA in visual arts from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has taught photography at Mason Gross, Mercer County Community College and Middlesex County College.
He was the creator and coordinator of Trenton Takes: 24 Hours in the City. A photo-documentary project that featured the work of 29 photographers who spent one 24-hour period photographing life in the city of Trenton.
He co-curated with LaToya Ruby Frazier: On Photography Culture, History and the Narrative at Mason Gross Galleries and was guest curator at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ for Landscape: Social, Political, Traditional.
His work has been exhibited across the region. Group exhbits include the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia Photo Arts, Philadelphia, PA, The Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE and The Center For Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. Solo exhibits include the Enfoco Touring Gallery at 2nd and 7th St. Gallery, New York, NY and the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ.
His work is informed by artists such as in New Topographics, to large scale color captured in a painterly way. His landscapes convey a sense of isolation and abandoment, yet the evidence of human interaction is evident.
He currently serves as the gallery manager for Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers, the state university University in New Brunswick.
Images copyright © Aubrey J. Kauffman
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