IIn a career that spans over forty years, Frank Gimpaya continues to explore
the creative possibilities of capturing the human experience with a camera. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe, and his body of work reflects a continuing interest
in revealing the mystery and uniqueness of people and places around the world.
Gimpaya holds a BFA from Hunter College (1965). Currently, he teaches painting and drawing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and photography at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City. In addition, he is responsible for the original design of Nueva Luz, a noteworthy photographic journal published by En Foco—an organization supporting photographers of diverse cultures where he serves as Chair on the Board of Directors.
However, it is as a fine arts photographer that Gimpaya has gained recognition as an artist who “paints with light.” Throughout his career, he has had exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Europe, and his work has been reviewed in numerous prestigious publications, including The New York Times and The Village Voice. His photographs are in the collection of Museet For Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark; and awards have included a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship (2002), the Pace/Promise Awards for Contributions in Arts Education (1992), and the CAPS Award from the New York State Council on the Arts (1977). A solo exhibition of Gimpaya’s new series entitled Woman in a Mask will run from May 4th through July 24th in New York City.