Albert J. Winn’s work is primarily autobiographic and addresses issues of religion, gender and sexuality and how each informs the other in the context of illness, personal relationships and memory.
He received a National Endowment for the Arts / Western States Arts Federation Fellowship, in 1993, for a collection of photographs and stories called, “My Life Until,” which dealt with his life as a gay Jewish man living with AIDS. He received a fellowship from the Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture in 2000, was an artist-in-residence at Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain, NY and an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work, in Syracuse, New York.
He was the guest artist and keynote speaker at "Drawing the Line Against AIDS" at the University of Adelaide, Australia (2010).
He was the creator of “Blood on the Doorpost…the AIDS Mezuzah” which was installed at the Judah L. Magnus Museum in Berkeley, in 1996, for World AIDS Day. His work is in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum (NYC), the Portland Art Museum (Oregon), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the International Center of Photography, Light Work (Syracuse University), the One Archive (L.A.), and the Visual AIDS Archive (NYC).
His work has been exhibited and publish widely. Selected one person shows include Blue Sky Gallery (Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, May 2014), Open Lens Gallery at the Gershman YM/YWHA (Philadelphia), The Jewish Museum, Metro Center for the Arts (Denver), Film in the Cities (Minneapolis), ARC Gallery (Chicago) and the Photographic Resource Center (Boston).
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