Amy Becker is a New Jersey-based photographer whose work typically depicts visual stories that emerge from the random interaction of everyday moments and found objects within their natural environments.

She most recently was awarded a 2021 Fellowship for photography from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additionally, she won a solo show at Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ as part of the 2020-2021 New Jersey Emerging Artists Series. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Lenscratch, and Fraction Magazine. She has exhibited in museums and extensively around the country in nationally recognized fine art photography galleries and exhibitions, including Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, Soho Photo in New York City, Houston Center of Photography, and Chicago’s Filter Photo Festival. Additionally, her work has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Providence, Vermont, and Oregon, as well as educational institutions, and photography publications.

Amy is trained in both traditional and digital photography. Her formal background includes coursework at the International Center of Photography, as well as numerous workshops. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Communications, she enjoyed a career as a copywriter before becoming a photographer


AWARDS & HONORS
  • Emerging Artist Solo Series, Selected Artist, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. 2021
  • Fellowship Recipient for Photography, New Jersey State Council on the Arts­. 2021
  • Monsters, N.Y Photo Curator. First Place Award. Curator: Anne Eder. 2018
  • Photography: A Facility for Photogenia, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. First Place Award. Juror: Andrew Darlow. 2018
  • Curators Choice Show, Pro Arts, Casa Columbo Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Selected by Evonne Davis, exhibit, curated by Midori Yoshimoto. 2017
  • Photography 33, Group Exhibit, Juror’s Award, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Juror: Peter Barberie. 2014
  • Professional Women Photographers 37th Anniversary International Women’s Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, online gallery, Juror: Deb Willis. 2012
  • Thirteenth Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, Best in Photography Award, The Gaelen Galleries, JCC, Whippany, NJ. Jurors: Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Andy Foster, Mimi Weinberg. 2012
  • Members Exhibition, Juror’s Prize, Juror: Trong G. Nguyen. Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. 2011
  • Eleventh Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention Photography Award, Jurors: Patterson Sims, Anne Betty Weinshenker, Walter Zimmerman. The Gaelen Galleries West, JCC, Whippany, NJ. 2010
  • Members’ Show, Merit Award, Juror: Rupert Raven. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. 2007

PRINT & WEB PUBLICATIONS
 
ONE, TWO, & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
  • Emerging Artist Solo Series, Selected Artist, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. 2022
  • My Calling, Fine Arts Gallery, Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ. Three-person exhibition. Curator: Beatrice Mady. 2018
  • Photography 33 Award Exhibit, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ. Awarded by Peter Barberie. Three-person exhibition. 2015
  • Gaelen Juried Art Award Winners Show, two-person exhibit. The Gaelen Gallery East, West Orange, NJ. 2015
  • Becker, Brennan & Goodman, three-person exhibition, Mayo Center of the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ. Three-person exhibition. 2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
  • Resilient2, Pro Arts, Art150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Curator: Ivy Brown
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ. Curator: Addison Vincent
​2021
  • 2021 Members Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Juror: Kristen J. Owens
  • ViewPoints, Studio Montclair, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Eleanna Anagnos
2020
  • ViewPoints, Studio Montclair, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D
2019
  • Affair Of The Art, Studio Montclair Fundraiser Art Sale, MC Hotel, Montclair, NJ. Curator: Shannon Bonifas 
  • Forgotten, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina. Juror: Jeff Rich
  • Revisiting Jerseyscapes, Pro Arts Members Exhibition, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. Curator: Midori Yoshimoto
  • Fifth Annual Group ShowDavis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. Juror: Paula Tognarelli 
2018
  • Shared Vision, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ. Curator: Gina Murray
  • Call & Response: The Art of Listening, 1978 Maplewood, Maplewood, NJ. Curator: Yvette Lucas
  • Forgotten, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX. Juror: Blue Mitchell
  • Photo / Series, Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City Hall, Jersey City, NJ. Curator: Greg Brickey
  • Contemporary Photography 2008-2018, Site:Brooklyn, New York, NY. Juror: Kristen Gaylord
  • Soho Photo National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Paula Tognarelli 
  • American Splendour: New Photography, ilon Art Gallery, New York, NY. Curator: Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Jurors: Jon Feinstein, David Rosenberg, Hannah Frieser, Loni Efron, Ruben Natal-San Miguel  
  • Home, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina. Juror: Aline Smithson 
  • Monsters, N.Y Photo Curator. Online exhibition. First Place Award. Curator: Anne Eder
  • Photography: A Facility for Photogenia, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. First Place Award. Juror: Andrew Darlow
  • What's Next?, Pro Arts, The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ. Curators: Mollie Thonneson and Deirdre Kennedy
2017
  • 4th Open Call Exhibition, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence​, RI. Juror: Julie Grahame
  • Word Play, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
  • New Jersey & You—Perfect Together!, Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Curated: Robinson Holloway
  • Third Annual Group Show, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. Juror: Paula Tognarelli 
  • Soho Photo National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Aline Smithson
  • Curators Choice Show, Pro Arts, Casa Columbo Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Selected by Evonne Davis, exhibition curated by Midori Yoshimoto
  • TPS 26: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society. Exhibitions at J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX; Options Gallery, Odessa College, Odessa, TX. Juror: Alison Nordström 
  • Portrait: Mirror, Mirror, online exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Amy Arbus
  • 2017 Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center of Photography, Brattleboro, VT. Juror: Karen Haas 
2016
  • Night, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Sean Corcoran
  • ViewPoints, Studio Montclair, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Juror: Mary Birmingham
  • Open Orange, Firehouse Gallery, Valley Arts District, Orange, NJ. Jurors: Tricia Bloom, Deidre Harris-Kelly, Marie Samuels
  • Photowork 2016 29th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Juror: Karen Irvine
  • Art Connections 12, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Willie Cole
  • 2016 Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center of Photography, Brattleboro, VT. Juror: Paula Tognarelli
2015
  • Stories, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Juror: Zsolt Batori
  • 6th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA. Jurors: Whitney Richardson, Paige West
2014
  • Aftermath: Forever Changed, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ. Curator: Doug Ferrari
  • Home, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
  • This May Have Happened, Filter Photo Festival, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago, IL. Juror: Gordon Stettinius
  • Nexus, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ. Juror: Dorrie Papademetriou
  • 32nd Annual Juried Membership Competition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Juror: Malcolm Daniel
  • Soho Photo National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Ariel Meyerowitz
  • ViewPoints, Group Exhibit, Studio Montclair, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Juror: Sue Scott
  • Eleventh National Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Lauren Hinkson
  • Visiting Curator Exhibition, Finalist, The Center For Emerging Artists, Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: Cecilia Alemani
  • Open Orange, Firehouse Gallery, Valley Arts District, Orange, NJ. Jurors: Antonio Sergio Bessa, Deidre Harris-Kelly, Naima J. Keith
  • Onward Compé 14, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Andrew Moore
  • Photography 33, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Juror’s Award, Juror: Peter Barberie
  • New Color Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror: Kelli Pennington 
2013
  • Rebuild. Restore. Renew., Cathedral Arts Festival. Group Exhibit. Jersey City, NJ
  • Photo-Surrealism, Studio Montclair Galleries at Academy Square, Montclair, NJ. Curator: E. Jan Kountiz
  • Fashion As Muse, Studio Montclair Galleries at Academy Square, Montclair, NJ. Curators: Patricia Selden, Virginia Block, Karen Nielsen-Fried
  • Persona, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D
  • Photography 32, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Juror: Genevieve Countroubis
  • 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards, two nominations in Americana Category
  • Art Connections 9, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Victor Davson
2012
  • Professional Women Photographers 37th Anniversary International Women’s Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, online gallery, Juror: Deb Willis
  • The Photo Review 2012 International Competition, On-Line Gallery, Editor: Stephen Perloff, Langhorne, PA
  • Holy Lives in World Religions, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
  • Photography Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. Juror: Donald Lokuta
  • Trenton Makes,Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ. Juror: Gerard Haggerty
  • PhotoPlace Open 2012, online gallery Annex & Exhibition Catalogue, Vermont PhotoPlace Workshops, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Kyohei Abe
  • Thirteenth Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, The Gaelen Galleries, JCC, Whippany, NJ. Award, Best in Photography award. Jurors: Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Andy Foster, Mimi Weinberg
  • disconnected, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Jonathan Greene
  • ViewPoints, Studio Montclair, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.  Juror: Alexandra Schwartz
  • The Female Eye, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Curators: Meredith Lippman, Eileen Gaughan
2011
  • 2011 Members Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Juror’s Prize, Juror: Trong G. Nguyen
  • Art Connections 7, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Lisa Suss
2010
  • Nexus, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ. Juror: Sharon Matt Atkins
  • Who We Are: Contemporary Portraits, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
  • Ninth National Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Lowery Stokes Sims
  • Eleventh Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show, Gaelen Galleries West, JCC, Whippany, NJ. Honorable Mention Photography Award, Jurors: Patterson Sims, Anne Betty Weinshenker, Walter Zimmerman
  • Departures, Studio Montclair, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Juror: Phong Bui
  • Photography 29, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Juror: Julia Dolan
  • Art Connections 6, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. Juror: Jerelle Kraus
  • 31st Annual Art Exhibit, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. Juror: Maura Lynch
  • Photography Portraits, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: David Little 
2009
  • Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ
  • From Here to There, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Jeanne Brasile
  • The Great Swamp, Flora, Fauna, Etcetera, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. Curator: Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.
  • Contemporary Expressions, Pen and Brush, New York, NY. Curator: Daile Kaplan
  • New Jersey Arts Annual: Local Life, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. Curators: Ann Aptaker, Karen Kwarciak
  • Woman to Woman, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Curators: Meredith Lippman, Eileen Gaughan
  • Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition for Non-Members, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2008
  • The Greatest Show on Earth, Somerset Art Association, Bedminster, NJ and National Starch Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Currents, Studio Montclair, Court Gallery of the Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Juror: Beth Venn
  • Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition for Non-Members, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • Photography Faculty Exhibit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2007
  • Art Connections 4, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Lake & Shore, Rivergarden Gallery, Denville, NJ
  • Juried Members’ Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. Merit Award, Juror: Rupert Raven
2006
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park, NJ
  • Art Connections 3, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Annual Group Exhibit, Griffin Gallery, Madison, NJ. Juror: Gary Erbe
  • Focused—A Single Moment in Time, Photography, Griffin Gallery, Madison, NJ 

EDUCATION
  • International Center Of Photography, New York, NY, course work
  • B.S., Boston University, School of Communications, Boston, MA