About Phil

I studied visual art at schools in New York City and Michigan, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Otis Art Instute in Los Angeles. I've been a photography enthusiast since my early teens and was influenced by my mother Adelia who enjoyed photographing and filming family events. 

I have exhibited work in digital art based on photographs and mixed media, that were displayed at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School and The Cambridge Art Association. I have created performance work using chemiluminescent light on Upper Mystic Lake, Winchester, MA (Mystic Luminescent Eve), and at the Christian Herter Center in Brighton, MA (Festival of Light). Also have employed colored smoke during First Night 1975 (Colored Smoke Compass). I interned at Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA in the mid-1980's. There I taught and produced videos. Other teaching experience:  printmaking technique at the  MIT Student Art Association and visual art courses at The Art Institute of Boston and Mount Ida College.

Until recently I was a member in the Boston Camera Club where I competed in Electronic Image and Print competitions with other members. I have had art work and photography displayed in several galleries. My photographs appeared on-line in Postcard Poems and Prose, and are often used on websites including Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wagner Society of Boston, and Carpenter Poets of Eastern Massachusetts. I enjoy making photographs of varied subject matter, many of which include the natural environment or abstract images that combine natural forms. Urban environments are an interest as well. Past member of Cambridge Community Television, The Boston Visual Artists Union and Boston Film and Video Foundation. 

Phil McAlary studied visual art at schools in New York City and Michigan, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Otis Art Instute in Los Angeles. He has been a photography enthusiast since his early teen years and was influenced by his mother Adelia who enjoyed photographing and filming family events. 

He has exhibited work in digital art based on photographs and mixed media, shown at The Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Cambridge Art Association. He has created performance work using chemiluminescent light on Upper Mystic Lake, Winchester, MA (Mystic Luminescent Eve), and at the Christian Herter Center in Brighton, MA (Festival of Light). He employed variously colored smoke during First Night 1975. Phil interned at Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA in the mid-1980's where he taught and produced original videos. He has taught printmaking at the  MIT Student Art Association and has shown both digital prints and traditional prints at MIT. He has also taught visual art courses at The Art Institute of Boston and Mount Ida College.

He participates in the Boston Camera Club and displayed art work and photography in several galleries. His photos appeared on-line in Postcard Poems and Prose, and are often used on websites including Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wagner Society of Boston, and Carpenter Poets of Eastern Massachusetts. Phil enjoys making photographs of varied subject matter, many of which include the natural environment or abstract images that combine natural forms. Urban environments are an interest as well. He is a past member of Cambridge Community Television, The Boston Visual Artists Union and Boston Film and Video Foundation.