August 12th, 2019
Very fun talking with you on Saturday. As you know, I am a radiologist who has had a life long passion for photography. I am now most interested in donating my fine art photographs to healthcare facilities. I feel that art in a medical environment can have a significant positive emotional impact on patients, their families and staff by creating a comforting, uplifting and restorative atmosphere.
I invite you to take a look at my recently updated website which is divided into two separate collections: Nature and Wellness Collection which was created specifically for Healthcare Facility Interior Design and listed by subject and Global Collections which are listed by country and are somewhat more esoteric, Just click on either collection above to view further.
There are quite a few options, both in terms of photographs and layouts, such as triptychs, clusters, etc (click here to see examples of Triptych/Composites Series Collection).
Please find, below, my Artist’s Healthcare and Art Statement and a brief description of my News and Events.
I look forward to further discussing placement of my works in the Northwell Health System. As I mentioned, I would be more than happy to stop by and give a short presentation for you and/or the Northwell team.
With warm regards,
Artist’s Healthcare and Art Statement
Art in healthcare facilities can have a significant positive emotional impact on patients, their families and staff. It creates a calming, restorative and often inspiring environment.
Art allows the mind to expand beyond one’s personal health situation, As a physician and photographer, I feel that art can also have a major healing and soothing effect on patients and staff, providing a positive atmosphere of comfort and hope.
Healthcare visits can frequently trigger feelings of anxiety and art can have an extremely positive effect, creating a soothing environment of beauty, color, fun and often distraction. This collection includes a section, "For Kids," which was created as a focal point for a child's unique imagination to take them to other worlds, to foster discussion and stimulate curiosity.
News and Events
Installation - NYU Langone Medical Center - 222 East 41st St, New York, NY. March, 2019
Installation - Tisch Cancer Institute/D.H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center at Mt. Sinai Medical Center - 1470 Madison. New York, NY. March, 2019
92Y Lecturer: “Photography and Curiosity”, 92nd St Y - New York, NY. April, 2019
Exhibition and Lectures: Messing Art Gallery, MICDS. St. Louis, Missouri. January 19th – March 2nd, 2018
Permanent Installation MICDS - 2019
Published “Places” and “People” - HAP Fine Art Photography Books 2018
Awarded “Best in Show” HMH Art and Photography Exhibition, JSMC. April 2018
Awarded “Best in Show” HMH Art and Photography Exhibition, JSMC. April 2017
Featured article - Laumont Studio, Renowned New York Fine Art Printer: (http://laumont.com/harry-agress-photographic-series-a-world-of-wonder-beauty-and-spirit). May 2017
Selected to show at Saatchi Art’s "The Other Art Fair,” a juried exhibition; Saatchi’s first in the US (previously in London, Sydney and Melbourne). Brooklyn, New York. June, 2017 (https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair)
Installation - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Lobby 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY. December, 2017
Exhibition: “Through My Lens: A World of Wonder, Beauty and Spirit” a solo exhibition.
299 Park Ave (Fisher Brothers), New York City. July -
605 Third Ave (Fisher Brothers). New York City. September - October 2016
Permanent installation - Corporate Office, Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey. March 2017
Selected Honorable Mention Award for Photography at the PAI Exhibition - Weill Cornell Medicine/Samuel J. Wood Library. 1300 York Ave. New York, NY. June 5th - September 7th, 2017
"My Manhattan" a group photography exhibition at ilon Art Gallery 204 West 123rd Street, Harlem, New York. May 5- August 29, 2017
Selected to exhibit at the "The Intuitive photography Gallery Show", a juried exhibition. New York City. May 27-July 9, 2017
"Myanmar - Land of Beauty and Grace." Presentation of book, and photographs to the Myanmar Ambassador to the United Nations. Myanmar Embassy. New York City. 2016
Saatchi Art Interview by Emma Warren
Brooklyn, New York
I was very honored to have been interviewed by Saatchi Art for The Other Art Fair and its inaugural show in Brooklyn, NY. Check out "Harry Agress Photography Takes His Audiences All Over The World" full interview here.
Featured Interview and Article