• Phyllis Galembo
  • Phyllis Galembo
  • Phyllis Galembo
About the artist

Born in New York in 1952

Master of Fine Arts (Photography/Printmaking), University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1977.
Phyllis Galembo lives in New York City.

Recent Grants
2014

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1998

Faculty Research Award for Halloween/masquerade costumes

1996

Artists’ Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York
Catalogue Grant, New York Council for the Arts, New York

1993-94

Senior Fulbright Research Award, Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power, Nigeria

 

Phyllis Galembo

Request about this work
Masquerade, Haiti
52 x 52 cm edition of 10 | 76 x 76 cm edition of 5 | 127 x 127 cm edition of 3
2005
Ilfachrome print
Atam Masquerader, Alok Village, Cross River, Nigeria
52 x 52 cm edition of 10 | 76 x 76 cm edition of 5 | 127 x 127 cm edition of 3
2005
Ilfachrome print
Les Indiens, Jacmel, Haiti
52 x 52 cm edition of 10 | 76 x 76 cm edition of 5 | 127 x 127 cm edition of 3
2005
Ilfachrome print

Articles & Reviews

National Geographic Magazine, April 2012, African Masks. Story on the work of Phyllis Galembo

Maske, by Phyllis Galembo. Book review by Photo-eye

Telegraph Magazine (UK) October 9, 2010. (click here for article)

GEO (Germany) November 2010. (click here for article)

British Journal of Photography October 2010. (click here for article)

The FADER Issue 66, Feb/March 2010. (click here for article)

TAR magazine, Winter 2008. (click here for article)

Photograph, September/October 2008. (click here for article)

DAMnº17 magazine, June/July 2008. (click here for article)

Phyllis Galembo, Sepia / The Alkazi Collection, New York, June–July, 2005. Exhibition reviews

Public and Private Collections
Houston Museum of Art, Houston,Texas;
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, NY;
Polaroid Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts;
Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY;
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Photography Study Collection, New York

Books

Dressed for Thrills, 100 Years of Halloween/masquerade costume, Harry Abrams Press, 2002
Vodou: Visions and Voice of Haiti, by Phyllis Galembo, introduction by Gerdes Fleurant, 10 Speed Press, 1998, reprinted 2005
Aso-ebi, Cloth of the Family, by Phyllis Galembo, essay by Dympna Ugwu-Oju, 1997, sponsored by New York Council for the Arts, Catalogue Grant
Divine Inspiration from Benin to Bahia, University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Photographs by Phyllis Galembo with essays by David Byrne, Robert Farris Thompson, Joseph Nevadomsky, Norma Rosen and Zeca Ligiero
Pale Pink, by Phyllis Galembo, Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1982