Hand-colored photographs and painted relief sculptures
inspired by the natural world.

Cloud Canyons 2 photograph Trees, Los Angeles photograph

Current and Upcoming:

Recently spent seven weeks in Antarctica as a grantee of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program and blogging about it here. A Ruby's Award from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance will support the creation of sculpture based on Antarctic ice formations. One of the photographs I took in Antarctica is January 2016 Cloud of the Month on the web site of the Cloud Appreciation Society.

View photographs of my Baltimore Ecosystem Study Artist-in-Residence project on Flickr.

News & Exhibitions


I will be traveling to Antarctica in November for six weeks as a grantee of the National Science Foundation Antarctica Artists and Writers Prorgram. A Rubys Award from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance will support the creation of sculptural work based on ice formations on my return.

I have been selected as the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15. The project is being exhibited at Space Camp Gallery, 16 W. North Ave. in Baltimore through Oct. 30. Reception on Oct. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., with gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours Weds.-Fri., 5-8 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Read the press release.

Étant Donnés (above right) was selected by Walters Art Gallery Director Julia Marciari-Alexander for Art Maryland 2014 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City.

Cloud Canyons 2 was part of the Centennial Juried Exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum. John Ravenal, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Juror. A color catalog accompanied the exhibition.

Temporary Presences, a solo show of 13 of my hand-colored photographs, was at the Nailya Alexander Gallery June 14 to July 20 in New York City. See installation photos and read more.

Blue Venus and Animal, Vegetable or Mineral were on loan until 2013 to the American Embassy in Lima, Peru, as part of the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program.

Other Projects:

Co-organized and showed my work at an art-science presentation that helped kick off the International Sculpture Center 2012 Conference in Chicago.

My photograph of greater kudus courting is included in the 2nd edition of Principles of Animal Communication. See it here.

In September 2010 I traveled to East Greenland and photographed the rock formations and icebergs sculpted by wind, water, and geologic activity. Along with my other travel photographs, they're on Flickr.

Writings on Art:

Read my articles on contemporary sculpture and photography on here.

View List of Past Exhibitions

Featured Past Projects

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibited 10 hand-colored photographs of clouds in June-July 2012. More here.

Hillyer Art Space, International Art & Artists, Washington, DC:

Exhibited 13 hand-colored photographs of clouds in February 2011.

Nailya Alexander Gallery, 2012

Hillyer Art Space, 2011

Two public art projects combining art and astronomy (pictured below). Read more in the Murals section.

Detail of mural

Detail of indoor relief mural
(Photo by Jeff D. Goldman)

Outdoor mural

Outdoor mural in the "Sowebo"
section of downtown Baltimore.

About the Artist

Wall relief by Helen Glazer on exhibit

Clearing Skies: Tower (2011) archival pigment print, hand-colored with pastels,
40 x 18 inches


View an interactive resumé.

Artist's Profile:

In March 2004, writer Geoffrey Himes, whose credits include the Washington Post and National Public Radio, wrote a profile which goes into my artistic development over the years, working process and conceptual framework. Read it here.


Helen Glazer, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
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