Marie-Elena Schembri is a photographer and artist who lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. She has earned a Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts with a concentration in Visual Media degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has also earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Photography from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She is an active member of the art community in Omaha and has participated in leadership roles with local non-profit groups Arts For All, Inc. and Benson First Friday, and is currently the Gallery Director of the student-led Commonwealth Gallery at MCC. Marie-Elena enjoys making all kinds of things by hand, from jewelry and floral arrangements to hand-applied emulsion and cyanotypes, and is especially interested in the merging of the three dimensional and two dimensional worlds in art. Her work has been shown in several galleries including Place M in Tokyo, Japan, the Commonwealth Gallery and the Gallery of Art and Design at Metropolitan Community College, Pet Shop Gallery, RNG Gallery, Cali Commons, Hot Shops Art Center, and other Omaha area businesses.