Abram Kaplan is a fine art photographer working in both 2- and 3-D. The latter includes direct printing techniques on metal, wood and other materials to create immersive works to encourage viewer participation. He has exhibited 2D work in more than 40 regional and national juried exhibitions, with jurors from leading contemporary art museums. His six solo exhibitions have examined the U.S. food system and the generation of electricity.
Kaplan earned his Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has taught at Denison University for 26 years, establishing and directing the Environmental Studies Program. His scholarship focuses on change processes, from policy and regional planning to conflict resolution and program evaluation. These themes have become the centerpiece of his art, using arts-based research to catalyze conversations about controversial socio-political issues. Kaplan has presented papers at both national and international professional conferences on these ideas.