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Raisa Fastman

Raisa Fastman, Photographer
837 Traction Ave., Studio 210
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-8465
fax: (213) 626-3278


Master of Arts in Photography; San Francisco State University, 1981
Bachelor of Arts in Photography; San Francisco State University, 1978

Associate of Science, Certificate in Commercial Photography; Laney Junior College, 1976


One Person Exhibitions

Janice Charach Epstein Museum/Gallery; Detroit, Michigan February - March 1993
Eye Gallery; San Francisco, California January - February 1992
Judah L. Magnes Museum; Berkeley, California January - April 1992
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island; Hempstead, New York October - November 1991
Paris Gibson Square Center for Contemporary Art; Great Falls, Montana August - September 1990
Custer County Art Center; Miles City, Montana June - July 1990
Carson County Arts Guild Gallery; Kalispell, Montana April - May 1990
MTSU Photographic Gallery; Middle Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, Tennessee February - March 1990
Museum of the Rockies; Montana State University; Bozeman, Montana January - February 1990
Sun Cities Art Museum; Sun City, Arizona May - June 1989
Judah L. Magnes Museum; Berkeley, California February - June 1989
Churchill Arts Council; Fallon, Nevada January 1988 - March 1989
Los Angeles Photography Center; Los Angeles, California February - March 1988
57th Street Photographic Workshop; Sacramento, California December 1987 - January 1988
Lowe-Levison Art Gallery; Miami Beach, Florida October - November 1987
Johnson & Johnson; New Brunswick, New Jersey January - February 1987
Rutgers University; 1986-1987 Women Artists Series; New Brunswick, New Jersey September 1986
Bakersfield College; Bakersfield, California April - May 1986
New Works Gallery; University of Illinois, Chicago October - November 1986
Pro Arts; Oakland, California April 1984
Matrix Gallery; Sacramento, California May - June 1984

Traveling Exhibitions

Israelis Today: Dreams and Reality, began September 1992 Coordinated by Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California; One-person exhibition
Touring exhibition through the Nevada and Arizona State Council on the Arts. Sites in Arizona, Nevada, Montana, and New Mexico. One-person show, Spring 1988 through 1990.
Johnson & Johnson Traveling Art Exhibition Program, 1987-1988 Seven sites; One-person exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions

El Pueblo Gallery "Day of the Dead;" Los Angeles, California October - November 1995
El Pueblo Gallery "Picture LA;" Los Angeles, California September - October 1995
DADA "Downtown Lives;" Los Angeles, California December 1994
DADA "Downtown Lives;" Los Angeles, California December 1993
Gallery IV "Focus on Traction;" Los Angeles, California July - August 1993
Academy of Film and Photography (FAMU) "Different Perspectives;" Prague, Czechoslovakia October - November 1991
Museum of Modern Art "Pictures of People;" San Francisco, California March - May 1989
Palo Alto Cultural Center "Relationships - A Photographic Survey;" Palo Alto, California July - September 1986
Los Angeles Women's Building "Women Photographers in America;" Los Angeles, California April - May 1985
Vida Gallery "Bay Area Women Photographers 1984;" San Francisco, California October - December 1984
Eye Gallery - Three-person show; San Francisco, California September 1984


A Portrait of American Mothers & Daughters Photographs by Raisa Fastman NewSage Press, 1987
Mothers & Daughters Aperture, 1987
Women and Work, Photographs and personal writings NewSage Press, 1986
Women Photographers in America 1985, Exhibition catalogue


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection
Middle Tennessee State University Photographic Gallery
Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
Mishkan L'Omanut Museum, Israel

Professional Information

I have lectured, conducted workshops, and taught classes at many locations throughout California.
My work has been published in several national magazines, including Parenting Magazine, Harper's, and Popular Photography.
Member, Board of Directors, Downtown Arts Development Association (DADA), Los Angeles, CA Editor, DADA newsletter
Formerly in Artist in Residence Pool, Nevada State Council on the Arts
Former member, Board of Directors, Eye Photographic Gallery, San Francisco, California
Independent Photographer since 1976
Recipient of Tel Aviv Foundation Grant for the Arts

Personal Information

Born in Molchzadz, USSR