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Bina Altera
New York, NY

About the Artist

Bina Altera was born 1972 in Jersey City, NJ, where she had an endless supply of vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and a view of Manhattan from her rooftop. She graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a concentration in illustration. After graduation she began working as a commercial artist for clients such as The Atlantic Monthly and New York Times Magazine creating editorial "photo-illustration":http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/photo_illustration.html.

In 2002 Bina’s focus shifted to fine art and she began to search for her true form of expression. When Bina isn’t drawin…

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About the Artist

Bina Altera was born 1972 in Jersey City, NJ, where she had an endless supply of vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and a view of Manhattan from her rooftop. She graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a concentration in illustration. After graduation she began working as a commercial artist for clients such as The Atlantic Monthly and New York Times Magazine creating editorial "photo-illustration":http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/photo_illustration.html.

In 2002 Bina’s focus shifted to fine art and she began to search for her true form of expression. When Bina isn’t drawing and painting, she is photographing, cooking, drifting and dreaming. She also teaches classes in Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts and has a studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Artist’s Work

Desert water
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Desert Water

By Bina Altera

Burst
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Burst

By Bina Altera

Dance
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Dance

By Bina Altera

Faith
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Faith

By Bina Altera

Family roots
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Family Roots

By Bina Altera

See
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See

By Bina Altera

Waterfall 1
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Waterfall 1

By Bina Altera

Waterfall 2
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Waterfall 2

By Bina Altera

Selected Exhibitions

  • 100 Hours in the Woodshed 2 at MCLA Gallery 51
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, 2009
  • Now it Was at Gallerie Lafayette
    Los Angeles, CA, 2008
  • Honey-Be at School of Visual Arts
    New York, NY, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • Massachusetts Collage of Liberal Arts, MCLA Gallery 51, Artist Residency Program
    2009
  • Mac Tribe, featured artist
    Fall 2008
  • Honorable Mention, The Center for Fine Arts Photography, On the Road, Fort Collins, Colorado
    2006

Education

  • Art Institute of Boston, B.F.A. in Illustration
    Boston, MA,1994