Shows

The first exhibition of my photographs took place in September 1972 at The Open Mind Gallery, a clean, well lit space in New York City’s Soho district, long before it was fashionable. The gallery could only be reached via a loading dock and I shared the space with the release of a book of poetry by John Giorno entitled Cancer In My Left Ball. It was a gratifying experience but I never had another until my retrospective at the The Witkin Gallery in 1999. Since that time there have been many exhibitions and as wonderful as each was in its own way, the best are those that are yet to come.

 UPCOMING SHOWS


Memories, Oslo Jazz Festival - Bare Jazz, Oslo Norway, August 15th - 21st, 30 Photographs

 

Celebrating New York City Legends – The Woodward Gallery

 @ The Four Seasons Restaurant (2016) , 99 East 52nd St. New York, NY 10022  (10 Portraits of Notable NYC Personalities)

Photographer, author, music producer and former CIA Agent Hank O’Neal has had the rare opportunity to photograph celebrities in a variety of settings. These portraits of interesting New Yorkers were all taken during projects where O’Neal worked with each person on a film, book or recording project. Woodward Gallery celebrates these New York legends in a special exhibition at the historic Four Seasons Restaurant lobby. This body of work will be among the final exhibitions before the Four Seasons relocates from their landmark location of nearly 60 years.

 

     

 

 

The Golden Age of JazzJoyce Yahouda Gallery

Montreal, Canada, June – July, 2015 (50 photographs)

I took my first photograph of a jazz/blues musician in January 1964 (Mississippi John Hurt) and my most recent in March 2015 (new MacArthur winner, Steve Coleman). In between there have been thousands of others. What makes so many of these photographs unique is that almost with out exception, every photograph from the late 1960s until today were taken at events, concerts, recordings or festivals I produced. I was very fortunate in that I was present at many wonderful gatherings of the finest jazz musicians of the second half of the 20th Century, a time many would say was the golden age of jazz. This exhibition in Montreal, which will run concurrently with the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, will feature fifty of my favorites jazz related photographs. They will be presented as traditional prints, over-sized prints on canvas and one or two on experimental metal surfaces.

 

 

80 – Local Color (Along the Old Dixie Highway) – East Texas 1972 – 2015Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview, Texas, July  – August, 2015 (80 photographs)

I was born in Kilgore, Texas, a small town a few miles from US Highway 80, the old Dixie Overland Highway that was commissioned in 1926. The highway once ran from the Atlantic to Pacific but today most of it has been decommissioned. Some of it remains in service in remote parts of the United States and a hundred plus miles in East Texas are still used by those who are not in too much of a hurry travelling between Dallas and the Louisiana border. I took my first color photographs in East Texas beginning in 1972, in small towns and cities served by this wonderful roadway relic. In places it could be 1940 or 1950 and there are still ordinary visual wonders to be found all along it today. I’ve been searching for them for over forty years and some of my favorites will be on view at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts throughout the summer of 2015.  I should point out that if you walk out the museum’s front door, turn right, turn right again on Fredonia Street and walk five blocks north, look to the left and right, and take a few steps more you’ll be standing in the middle of US 80.

 

 

PAST SHOWS


 

Winona Portraits 1972 - The Open Mind Gallery, New York City, September 1 – October 30, 1973 ( 18 photographs)

A Shared Vision - The Witkin Gallery, New York City, Retrospective Exhibition, April 14 – 22 May 1999. (133 photographs, six limited edition books)

Hank O’Neal Portraits 1971 - 2000 – The Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, September 5 – October 15, 2000. (68 portraits)

Hank O’Neal Portraits 1971 – 2000 – Southeastern Missouri University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, December 2000 - January 2001. (68 portraits)

50 Jazz Portraits – The Jazz Gallery, New York City, January – February 2002

Wandering Poets – Southern Alleghenies Museum Of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, September 28 – November 17, 2000, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, January 31 – April 20, 2003. (17 photographs in a group show)

Points of View - A Shared Vision – Westmoreland Museum Of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, February 23 – June 8, 2003. (30 Maine photographs by O’Neal and 25 Maine photographs by Berenice Abbott)

Jazz Photographs – Weill Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York City, July 21 – 31, 2003. (141 photographs and 50 CD covers)

Five Photographic Series – Joint, New York City, December 7 2003 – May 5, 2005. (60 photographs in five series, Vigeland, Portraits, Shadowman, Floral, and Asia.)

Guitar Giants – Merkin Hall, New York City, 14 January – 3 February 2004 (37 photographs)

Points of View - A Shared Vision – Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 24 – February 27, 2004. (30 Maine photographs by O’Neal and 25 Maine photographs by Berenice Abbott)

Jazz Photographs – Humanities Galley, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, 3-28 April 2005 (41 photographs) Jazz Photographs – Weill Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York City, 15-21 July 2005 (40 photographs)

Jazz Photographs – Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 14 January –26 February 2006, Longview, Texas (80 black and white and 70 color photographs)

Gay Day – 339 Gallery, 24 May – 8 June 2006, Philadelphia, PA (30 photographs)

Gay Day – Rizzoli Bookstore, throughout June 2006, New York City (12 photographs)

Gay Day – Howard Greenberg Gallery, throughout June – August 2006, New York City (10 photographs)

Gay Day – Stephen Bulger Gallery, 22 June – 6 July 2006, Toronto, Canada (25 photographs)

Gay Day – San Francisco Photo Fair (Steven Cohen), 20-23 July 2006, (32 photographs)

The Ghosts of Harlem - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City – May 22 – 11 July 2009 (10 photographs)

Gay Day – Tender Greens, West Hollywood California – June 11, 2009 (permanent installation of 11 murals)

Artists of East Texas – Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas – July 18 – September 5, 2009 (72 photographs)

The Ghosts of Harlem – WBGO Gallery, Newark, New Jersey – August 20, 2009 – (29 photographs)

The Ghosts of Harlem – The National Jazz Museum In Harlem, New York City – September 10, 2009 (semi-permanent exhibition of 45 photographs)

Keith Haring’s New York – The Woodward Gallery, New York City – September 12 – October 30, 2009 (one oversized photograph)

Richard Hambleton New York – Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld/Andy Valmorbida, 560 Washington Street, New York City, September 15 – October 2, 2009 (11 oversized Shadowman photographs)

Richard Hambleton New York in Milan – Vladimir Restoin-Rotfeld/Andy Valmorbida, Armani Theater, Milan, Italy, February 25 – March 23, 2010 (5 oversized Shadowman photographs and two murals comprised of 12 photographs)

Cinema Against AIDS 2010 - Hotel di Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes, France, May 20, 2010 (12 mural-sized Shadowman photographs used to decorate the front of the pavilion)

Richard Hambleton New York – The Godfather of Street Art, Vladimir Restoin-Rotfeld/Andy Valmorbida, The Diary, London, England, November 18 – December 3 2010, (5 oversized Shadowman photographs and two murals comprised of 12 photographs)

Portraits - Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 7 – February 27, 2011 (60 oversized portraits)

Richard Hambleton A Retrospective – Phillips duPury, New York City, September 9 – 17, 2011 (6 oversized Shadowman photographs)

Projects Retrospective – Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, March 10 – June 10, 2012 (79 prints)

XCIA – The Street Art Project, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, March 29 – April 19, 2012 (13 oversized prints on canvas)

XCIA – The Street Art Project, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 28 – May 12, 2012 (13 oversized prints on canvas)

XCIA – The Street Art Project, Street Artists Unite, Dorian Grey Gallery, New York City, 27 June – August 5, 2012