Joe Squillante

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

I am committed to the fine art of photography, practicing since 1973.  I've been photographing the Hudson River for over 40 years and have exhibited widely from Manhattan to the Adirondacks.  My mission is to raise awareness of the beauty of the Hudson through photography.

My goal in teaching is to facilitate a discovery of what it is that attracts a student to a subject and moves the student to make a picture. Students sense my enthusiasm and come away informed and inspired along with an understanding of their personal processes and concerns. Students are the future generation of fine artists who will contribute to our culture, society, and evolving traditions.

I exhibit, sell note cards and prints, and teach photography privately and in group settings.  Portrait photography is available upon request.  My photographs are in the permanent collections of the Hudson River Museum, New York Historical Society, The Museum of the City of New York and the Albany Institute of History and Art.


Educational Background

The New School, Photography, 1977-2001.

School of Visual Arts, Photography, 1973-1985.

Iona College, BBA Marketing, 1967-1971.


Teaching Artist Experience

"Art awareness and training must play a primary role in the development of all students.  The cultivation of this artistic urge is essential and will play a role throughout the entire scholastic experience. With art as a thread in the fabric of education, students will be creative across all disciplines.  This freedom will allow for better interaction and acceptance of others."  Joseph Squillante's program focuses on the fine art of photography and is tailored for ages 9 through adult.  His central theme is his lifelong work along the Hudson River, taking students on a visual voyage from the Adirondacks to New York Harbor.  He also offers instructional presentations on the camera, lighting, and how to take better pictures including portraits.  In-class presentations can be augmented with a second on-location session at a nearby river site.  He has also mentored high school students and led one- and two-day workshops.  Joseph Squillante teaches a six-week course at "Mainstream" Westchester Community College for adults 50 and up and one- and two-day "walk shops" along the Hudson River, teaching photography in Woodstock and Clearwater.  He also taught at Greenacres Elementary School in Scarsdale during school hours as part of the regular school curriculum. Through the Rivertowns Arts Council Mentoring Program, Squillante worked with three students from Roosevelt H.S. Yonkers to shoot, print and mount their photos for exhibit at Irvington Library. Most recently Joseph taught Garden Photography at Westchester Community College for the Native Plant Center's Go Native U.


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