Mauro Altamura is a nationally and internationally exhibiting and published visual artist. He received a BA in Fine Art from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1976. His MFA in Visual Arts from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, was granted through the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1981. He taught at the University of Akron, Seton Hall University, Mercy College and several other universities and institutions in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region, including the International Center of Photography. He was a visiting professor at John Cabot University, Rome, from 1990 -1998. From 1985 to 2017 he taught at New Jersey City University where he was an Associate Professor. Altamura completed an MFA in Creative Writing in 2009, awarded by Rutgers University, Newark.
Mauro Altamura received three fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, two from the New York State Council on the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, all in photography. He’s been an artist-in-residence in programs funded by both the NJSCA and NYSCA as well as private institutions. Additional photographs of his can be seen at the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City. Mauro Altamura is currently working on a series of related novels and various photographic projects. His short story “Sinatra Owes Us” was published on-line at Ovunque Siamo.
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