Photography & Sculpture
by Stuart Ross
The eclectic Stuart Ross—photographer, scientist, and social commentator—has spent the greater part of his life interpreting cultural realities through his work.
Fusing the worlds of science and art, native New Yorker Stuart Ross began his journey early on, entering the 1986 Duracell scholarship competition at age 15. The international contest required applicants to design and build a battery-powered device. Ross’ creation of an electrically-coded card that opens a motorized door (similar to today’s hotel key cards) was rewarded with accolades, including numerous television interviews and a college scholarship from Duracell.
While at the State University of New York at Albany, Ross began combining photography and installation art, transforming ordinary residences, taverns, and event halls into vivid, mood-provoking environments. Returning to New York City after photographing over 30 countries, he fathered Ross Creations, a photography workshop and sculpture studio in Greenwich Village.
Ross’ photography is alive, and admirers often comment on the moving nature of his work. His stirring photographs often include unique local models, which are engulfed in sculpted backgrounds, and illuminated with alluring lighting effects.
Before working on art full time, Stuart Ross was employed by the New York City Board of Education. He is a Teacher of Physics, Earth Science, Robotics, Laboratory Technique, Microscopy, and he has received the prestigious ‘teacher of the year’ award for his commitment to excellence.
Ross’ artwork was recently the inspiration for a documentary titled “The Survival of the Wildebeest.” A film crew follows Ross as he prepares for the largest art exhibit of his career in just eighty days. The documentary has won numerous awards at film festivals, and its’ humor and depth has led to what is being described as a “pseudo-Cult” following. “The Survival of the Wildebeest” has just received representation with a prominent film distribution company. It is now available for worldwide viewing through iTunes and Indieflix, as well as many other venues. Keep your eyes open for an anticipated screening on Cable T.V.