Marie-Elena Schembri is a photographer and artist who has recently returned to her home state of California, after living in Nebraska for over two decades. She has earned a Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts with a concentration in Visual Media from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has also earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Commercial Photography from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. While in Omaha she worked as a fine jewelry photographer, copywriter, florist, gallery attendant and director, and curated several group art exhibitions. Marie-Elena enjoys making all kinds of things by hand, from jewelry and floral arrangements to hand-applied emulsion and cyanotypes, and is especially interested in the creative potential of analog and historic photographic processes. Her work has been shown in several galleries including Place M (Tokyo, Japan), Commonwealth Gallery and the Gallery of Art and Design at Metropolitan Community College, Pet Shop Gallery, RNG Gallery, Cali Commons, Hot Shops Art Center, The Little Gallery, and Link Gallery.