Arthur Marcus

December

ARTHUR MARCUS PHOTOGRAPHY
www.arthurmarcus.com
305-467-6141

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9 | 5:00pm

A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
Architecture and Photography have been life-long passions from an early age. One has
certainly informed the other over the course and geography of my career. While maintaining
my current architectural studio for the past 23 years in south Florida, I have always maintained a
keen passion for my photography.

My photography is about abstracting a portion of a larger entity, such as a building, and by
removing some or all of its context, and then striving to make this portion become a new entity.
And in this selective visioning I aim to infuse a certain kinetic energy into the composition. With
Architecture as the palette upon which I paint my photographs, light becomes the paint brush
giving the photograph its life; with shade and shadow, lightness and darkness, contrast,
repetition, color, geometry and pattern as the features which I aim to infuse into my
photography.

At Central High in Philadelphia I had an inspiring English professor - Dr. Gerald Hamm - who
would have the class initially write a one page story. Then we would summarize that page into
one paragraph. And then the assignment would be to summarize that paragraph into a single
sentence. Finally that sentence was to be summarized with a single word. This is what I strive
towards in my photography.

EDUCATION
*Master of Architecture / Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
*Bachelor of Arts / Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
*Bachelor of Arts / Central High School of Philadelphia, 225

POST-GRADUATE STUDIES
*Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
*New York Institute of Photography, New York, NY
*Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
*Temple University Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE
*Arthur J. Marcus Architect P.A. Miami Beach & Fort Lauderdale, FL 2002 - present
*Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, Miami, FL 1999 – 2002
*Arthur J. Marcus AIA Architect, Miami Beach, FL 1992 – 1999
*Callison Architects, Seattle, WA 1988 – 1991
*Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, New York City, NY 1983 –1988
*Environetics International Architects, New York City
*Nelson & Associates, Philadelphia
*Stonorov & Haws Architects, Philadelphia
*Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson Architects (H2L2), Philadelphia

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
*Planning Committee, South Middle River Neighborhood Association, Fort Lauderdale 2016
*Executive Board Member, Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), 2004 – 2014
*Chair / MDPL Public Policy Committee 2004 - 2013
*Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 2010 - 2013
*Member, Urban Arts Committee of Miami Beach / “MiMo”, 2000 – 2005
*Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Heritage Tourism Committee, 2001 - 2003
*President / Board of Directors, Shelbourne House/Miami Beach Community Dev. Corp. 1997–2003
*Board Member / South Point Citizens Coalition / ‘Save Miami Beach’, 1994 – 1998
*City of Miami Beach, Gilbert Fein Conservation District Committee, 2002- 2005
*City of Miami Beach Collins Waterfront Historic District Committee, 2000
*City of Miami Beach Architect Selection Committee for new Collins Park Library, 1998
*City of Miami Beach Historic Database Expansion Committee / Ocean Beach Historic District, 1995
*City of Miami Beach Design Guidelines Working Group, 1995 - 1997
*Vice Chair, City of Miami Beach Design Review & Historic Preservation Board, 1995-1996 & 1998 Chair,
*Chair, City of Miami Beach Design Review & Historic Preservation Board 1999

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS 
*1988 - RIVER WALK…1978 Amsterdam
Honorable Mention: American Institute of Architects Photography Competition + Exhibit

*1989 - THROUGH THE CLOUDS…1987 Rio de Janiero
Merit Award: American Institute of Architects Photography Competition + Exhibit

*1993 - THIS IS MY LIFE!…1993 Miami Beach
Special Commendation: American Institute of Architects Photography Competition + Exhibit
*1994 - CITY LIGHT…1991 Seattle & ART…1976 Minneapolis
Art Against AIDS Exhibit / Charity Auction at Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
*1995 - EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS
American Institute of Architects / Miami…January
*1996 - EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS
821 Gallery…..821 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach…March
*1997 - MiMo ARCHITECTURE: Mid Century Modern Architecture in Miami
MBCDC Seymour Gallery, Miami Beach…October-December
*1998 - BEYOND THE BOX: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Miami and New York
Municipal Art Society: Urban Center Galleries, New York City...March –May
*2004 - GOING, GOING GONE: Mid-Century Architecture in South Florida
Florida Museum of History, Tallahassee…June-October
*2005 - GOING, GOING GONE: Mid-Century Architecture in South Florida
Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale….July-November
*2008 - BLACK & WHITE & BEYOND (September 16 –November 15)
Regina Nuessle Galerie, South Beach, FL
*2009 - BLACK & WHITE & BEYOND (ongoing)
Restaurant Tiramesu, Lincoln Road, South Beach, FL
*2010 EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS….January
Artist’s Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
*2010 - EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS….June - July
Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach, FL
*2012 - EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS….June
Artist’s Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
*2013 - EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS….February - March
JSK Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
* 2014 - 'THE REAL HOUSES OF MIAMI BEACH'...January thru March
Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach, FL
 
* 2015 - RED DOT ART FAIR DURING ART BASEL WEEK...December
Exhibit of Selected Works                                                                                                                                    
 
* 2016 - MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE...January thru April                                                                
Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach, FL

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
*1989 - SOMEBODY YELLED SHARK!…1984 Easthampton, NY
Best of Show, Washington Athletic Club Photo Competition, Seattle
*1990 - ALMOST TWINS…1982 Bermuda
Third Place, Washington Athletic Club Photo Competition, Seattle
*1993 - TOY HOUSES…1983 Miami
Honorable Mention, AIA / Miami / Photography Contest…
*1993 - WINDOW LEDGES…1993 Miami Beach
Best of Show…AIA / Miami / Photography Contest…
*1994 - THIS IS MY LIFE!…1993 Miami Beach
Third Place / Architects Category AIA / Miami / Photography Contest
*1997 - OLD TIME RELIGION…1996 Miami Beach
Honorable Mention, ‘Florida Synagogues Photo Contest’,
Jewish Museum of South Florida
*2007 - MUSIC EXPERIENCE #1 2005 Seattle, WA
Best Color Photograph, 2007 AIA Miami Photography Competition
*2007 - 100 SOUTH MAIN STREET #1 Los Angeles, CA
Commendation, 2007 AIA Miami Photography Competition
*2009 - JERRY Washington D.C.
Finalist, International Photography Competition, Ft Lauderdale
*2011 - TRAIN TRAVEL Philadelphia, PA
Finalist, International Photography Competition, Ft Lauderdale
*2013 - MONUMENTS Berlin, Germany
Finalist, International Photography Competition, Ft Lauderdale

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