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the Artist in Hell

bullet holes-digital art by Joel Harvey Schreck
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Impossible images 


By using computers to combine painting and photography, I create art which is not easily rendered with either painting or photography, or with any other conventional media.

As a teenager I studied painting with Polish artist Leo Cizes and later, at New York’s Art Students League.  In the 1960s, I became interested in photography, but my art has always been about crafting pictures rather than taking pictures. 


In 1968 I, my wife Betty and I, founded Exposure Gallery on New York’s lower East side.  During the1960’s, I exhibited my work there and at other East Coast galleries. A.D. Coleman,  photography critic of the New York Times at that time described me as a technical master. My photographs from that period were one of a kind images individually crafted using bleaches, dyes, and toners. You can find examples of this work from the 1960s here.  


In 1970 I moved from Manhattan to Berkeley California.  Impressed by the amazing flora of Northern California I began crafting Oshibana, pictures made with pressed flowers. In the 1970’s, my Wilderness Cards were sold at scores of galleries throughout coastal California.


In 1985, I was introduced to digital media, which profoundly influenced my work. Where once I painted with colors, I could now paint with images. Today my work includes both black and white photography as well as digital art.  I hope you enjoy it.


Group Show, Exposure Gallery, NYC 1968


One Artist Show, Exposure Gallery, NYC, 1969

Group Show, Westby Gallery, Rutgers University, 1970


'Looking Down', Studio Show, Creston Rd Gallery, Berkeley CA,  2004

'Looking Up', Studio Show Creston Rd, Berkeley CA, 2008

'Art of Dr. Shen', Studio Show Creston Rd. Berkeley, 2018

bird on fence-digital painting by Joel Harvey Schreck
Family Portrait, digital painting by Joel Harvey Schreck
family portrait
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Golden Retreiver with drop of drool

Lily the Great

spider in the city. Digital Artwork

spider in the city

Digital Art, Give and Take

give and take

Betty Albert Schreck at Freight and Salvage

Betty Albert Schreck at the mic with her band Balkan Pacific at first Freight & Salvage

I'm So Sad - digital art by Joel Harvey Schreck

I'm So Sad

Digital artwork, "Fixing A Hole In the Firmament"
Lily With Drop of Drool

Fixing A Hole in the Firmament

Swallowing a Star: photoGRAPHIC by Joel Harvey Schreck

fixing a hole in the firmament

Swallowing A Star
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i'm so sad
hairy man holding chest

Holding My Heart

bird on a wire fence
swamp in first landing state park

First landing state park

gecko on a wild ginger flower
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Bullet Holes

Hawaii gecko

woman having morning coffee

Morning Coffee

mushrooms, fungi

Fungi (Looking Down)

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Ivy (Berkeley Walks)

Evil Light. photo by Joel Schreck

Window to Hell (from Dark Light)

unmade bed-72.jpg

Unmade Bed

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