Phil Scalia is a photographer, artist and teacher. He is the author of four books of photographs: Firing (Harp Seal Editions 1992, [out of print]), Studies in Racial Senescence (Bokeh Press 2014), Collecting Scalps with Paul Bley (Cherry Valley Editions), letterhead printed by Bottle of Smoke Press 2017, and Scratch-off Nation (self-published, 2017). In 2018 he published Little Falls but a Lot Goes Down, a magazine of iphone photos.

He conducts workshops in Adobe Photoshop.



Read a memoir of Phil at age thirteen, by humorist Ellis “Otts” Weiner, in the February 1990 issue of Spy Magazine: “Class Clown, or Anarchoguerilla Liberator of Youth?”

Read Phil’s poem “The Confessions of St. Augustine, Florida”, at Ginger Eades‘ Hipsters, Hustlers and Highjivers blog.

He is a former recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Latest news —

Any Day Now – Hear Ye Hear Ye. “Scratch Off Nation”, a black comedy is published!!! Stay tuned!

March 3, 2023 – “The Snows of Canajoharie” opens in the Arkell Museum Community Gallery. Be there!

October 22, 2021 through December 30, 2021- See Phil’s work in the TAF show at the Arkell Museum.

November 30, 2020 – The zine “Utification” is for sale! Buy it here.

September 27, 2019 – Come meet Phil and see his work at the launching reception for the Flat File program at Collar Works, 621 River Street in Troy NY, 5-8pm.

July 6, 2019 – Phil is the featured artist at Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, NY.