HIFF30 Poster Artist: Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney is an award-winning artist, living and working in New York and Eastern Long Island.

We created the 2022 Hamptons Film Festival poster in honor of the 30th anniversary based on his signature pieces of ever-shifting grids of multi-hued blocks. The poster is a cropped section of Whitney’s 2014 painting Rare Bird.

A professor emeritus at Temple University, Tyler School of Art for painting and drawing, Whitney has received the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting (2011), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award (2010) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996).

Whitney’s past exhibitions include: ‘Stanley Whitney: The Italian Paintings at the Palazzo Tiepolo Passi, Venice, Italy (2022), ‘Focus – Stanley Whitney’ at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA (2017) and ‘Dance the Orange’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, USA (2015). Whitney has also been included in many prominent group shows, such as ‘Inherent Structure’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA (2018); Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017); ‘Nero su Bianco’ at the American Academy in Rome, Italy (2015); ‘Outside the Lines: Black in the Abstract’, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, TX, USA (2014); ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, Cheim & Read, New York, NY, USA (2013); and ‘Utopia Station’ at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

Purchase a limited edition print at the Box Office locations during HIFF30.

Previous festival poster artists include Toni Ross (2021), Bastienne Schmidt (2020), Lee Krasner (2019), Paton Miller (2018), Eric Fischl (2017), John Alexander (2016), Bruce Weber (2011), Julian Schnabel (2001), April Gornik (1995, 2005), Cindy Sherman (2006) and Donald Sultan (1996), among others.

HIFF30 will run as an extended 10-day event from October 7-16, 2022. HIFF thanks the supporters for this year’s festival, including returning Premiere Sponsor Audi; Signature Sponsors Netflix, Silvercup Studios, and Variety; and Contributing Sponsor Regal Cinemas; as well as new Lead Sponsor The Macallan; Contributing Sponsors Crystal Head Vodka and Dragon Hemp; official Media Sponsors WNBC, The East Hampton Star, The Purist, WNET, Long Island Broadcast Radio EHM, 101.7 The Beach, and 102.5 BAZ; and long term support from New York State Council on the Arts and Suffolk County Film Commission.

Passes and packages will be on sale after Labor Day, beginning September 6. Our Member Presale begins September 24, with individual tickets on sale to the general public on September 26. Become a member for early access.

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