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Arete Gallery: Painting by Joseph Schembri

Joseph Schembri

Meet the Artist

Artist Statement:
With a career spanning over four decades, I have captured the grace and beauty of professional dancers and musicians through my lens. My passion for photography started in the 1980s and took on a new form in 2005, when I began to experiment with mixed media to express my unique aesthetic vision. Through dedicated art lessons, workshops, and retreats, I honed my skills and developed a distinct style that sets my work apart.

I have had the privilege of capturing the performances of some of the greatest names in music and dance, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gato Barbieri, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Eddie Palmieri, and renowned dance companies as The Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Limon Dance Company, Elliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, and the New Jersey Ballet. My dance photographs have been featured in prestigious publications like The New York Times, Dance Magazine, and Prima Ballerina Eleanor D’Antuono’s biography “Always The Ballerina”.

My mixed media work was first showcased in 2011 with the sponsorship of the New Brunswick NJ Community Arts Council,with another solo show at Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s Realty Gallery in Lambertville NJ in 2018. I have exhibited at other various galleries including The Hamilton Street Gallery, Artworks Trenton NJ, Bucks County Community College, Artsbridge Stockton NJ, and the New Hope Arts Center. My art has been received with great acclaim and has been part of group shows from 2016 to present.

Joseph Schembri, Artist Featured at Arete Gallery in New Hope, PA