Carmine Scarpa Galleries
About Carmine Scarpa
Carmine Scarpa's interest in the visual arts developed while an
undergraduate Art History major at Saint Peter's College (now Saint
Peter's University) in Jersey City. After graduating from Brooklyn Law
School in 1983, his artistic endeavors became increasingly
important to him.

Mr. Scarpa's principal training in the visual arts has been in
photography..He has taken photography workshops with internationally
known artists and teachers, including Ernestine Ruben, Eikoh Hosoe,
Lois Greenfield, and George Krause. Mr. Scarpa's photographic work
concentrates on the nude and the expressive variations found in that

In 2001, Mr. Scarpa received the H. Juergen Thieck Memorial
for Photography from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. His work
is in private collections at home and abroad, and has been exhibited in
New Jersey, New York, California, and Georgia. Mr. Scarpa was also
a member of the now-closed Ward-Nasse Gallery, a cooperative,
artist-run alternative space in Sussex, New Jersey (formerly located in
Soho, New York City).

In addition to delving into other visual arts, including
and filmmaking, Mr. Scarpa has written several one-act plays, poetry,
songs, and has created conceptual pieces. In 2018, he completed a
full-length musical with co-writers Thomas and John Thiel. Prior to
becoming an attorney (now retired), he was employed as a commercial
artist and performed as a musician and vocalist. In 2008, Mr. Scarpa
published his memoir of childhood and youth entitled
Save Me a Seat
by the Drummer. His second book, Out of the Hand of God, describing
his conversion to Judaism, and his thoughts on Judaism and Kabbalah,
was published in 2013.
Curriculum Vitae (On Photography)
Artist's Statement (On Photography)