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Bina Altera

New York, NY

About Bina Altera

New York, NY

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":

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.

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Other works 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
  • Mac Tribe, featured artist
    Fall 2008
  • Honorable Mention, The Center for Fine Arts Photography, On the Road, Fort Collins, Colorado


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

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