Zeva Oelbaum

Education

Brandeis University, BA Anthropology, magna cum laude

Galleries

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Selected Collections

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
  • The Museum of the City of New York, NY
  • The Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY
  • Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
  • The Polaroid Collection, Waltham, MA

Solo Exhibitions

2009
  • The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Hand to Hand
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA, Hand to Hand
  • The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, Hand to Hand
2008
  • The Margolis Gallery, Houston, TX, Hand to Hand
2007
2003
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Efflorescence (Flowers in Shadow & Blue Prints)
  • The Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury, VT, Flowers in Shadow
  • Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Botanical Journals (see installation)
  • Cheekwood Botanic Hall, Nashville, TN, Flowers in Shadow
2002
  • Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, Flowers in Shadow
  • Munder Skiles, New York, NY, Flowers in Shadow
1999
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY, Painterly
1997
  • Home and Garden Arts, Greenwich, CT, Painterly
1995
  • Grey Advertising, New York, NY, Painterly
1994
  • Mezzina/Brown, New York, NY, Painterly
1982
  • The Federal Building, New York, NY, Women’s Shelter/Brooklyn
  • The Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Jewish Afghanistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
  • The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2009
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Holiday Selections
2008
  • International Print Center, New York, NY, Propagating Eden
  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Faculty Exhbition
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Celebrating Women Artists
  • Soho Photo, New York, NY, A Tribute to Polaroid: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
2007
  • Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Images from Nature
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Holiday Selections
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Summer Selections
2006
  • Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Taken for Looks (see installation)
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Summer Selections
2005
  • Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, Handmade Pictures: Historical Process in Contemporary Photography
  • American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, The Art in Embassies Program
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Summer Selections
2004
  • Purelight Gallery, Turner Falls, MA, Counter Clockwise: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
  • Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, Summer Selections
2002
  • Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark, Counter Clockwise: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2001
  • Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Salon IX: New Pictures
  • The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Put Yourself in the Picture, selections by Tom Gitterman
2000
  • Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, Air-Conditioned: Interiors
1998
  • The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Recent Acquisitions
  • Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Curated by Nessia Pope
1996
  • Munder Skiles, New York, NY Immortalizing Eden: 13 Photographers Capture Gardens in Black & White
1994
  • Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK
1991
  • Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY, Summertime: A Photo Show of Altered Processes
1989
  • The Magazine Photographers Gallery, New York, NY Preview: Presented by Malcolm Abrams
1987
  • The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY
1984
  • Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY, Rated X
1983
  • Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY, Rated X

Publications

2005
  • The Polaroid Book, Edited by Steve Crist, Taschen GmbH
2002
  • Blue Prints: The Natural World in Cyanotype Photographs, by Zeva Oelbaum, Rizzoli International Publications
  • Flowers in Shadow: A Photographer Rediscovers a Victorian Botanical Journal, by Zeva Oelbaum, Rizzoli International Publications
1998
  • Our Grandmothers: Loving Portraits by 74 Granddaughters, Edited by Linda Sunshine, Welcome Press
1995
  • Photography Annual, Communication Arts
1989
  • International Photography, Eastman Kodak Company
  • Photography Annual, Communication Arts
1979
  • The Family of Women, Edited by Julia Scully, A Ridge Press Book, Grosset & Dunlap
1978
  • Behold a Great Image: The Contemporary Jewish Experience in Photographs, Edited by Sharon Strassfeld and Arthur Kurzweil, Jewish Publication Society

Documentary Films

2010
  • Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber, Producer and Production Designer
2005
  • Rene and I, Executive Producer

Grants/Awards

2010
  • Berkshire International Film Festival, Best Documentary, “Ahead of Time”
2005
  • RiverRun Film Festival, Best Documentary, “Rene and I”
2004
  • Women in Film, Film Finishing Grant
2001
  • Polaroid Corporation, Artist Support Program
1998
  • Polaroid Corporation, Artist Support Program
1995
  • Communication Arts, Award of Excellence for photograph published in The New York Times Magazine
1993
  • Garden Writers Assoc. of America, Quill & Trowel Award Winner, Best of Category in Photography
1989
  • Communication Arts, Award of Excellence

Teaching

International Center of Photography, NYC, NY

Selected Talks/Panels

2010
  • New York Jewish Film Festival, New York, NY, Ahead of Time & Discussion
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC, Ahead of Time & Discussion
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, Ahead of Time & Discussion
  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, Ahead of Time & Discussion
2009
  • Columbia University School of Journalism, NYC, NY
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
    w/Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    David Stern, Ruth Meltzer Professor of Classical Hebrew, U. of Penn
  • Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
2008
  • Margolis Galley, Houston, TX
2007
  • Hirschl & Adler Gallery, NYC, NY
2006
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC, NY, Rene and I & Discussion
2005
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, NY, Rene and I & Discussion
2003
  • Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2002
  • New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY
  • Rainy Day Books, Kansas City, MO
2000
  • Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY