Eleanor M. Imperato

Eleanor M. Imperato is a freelance writer, poet, and photographer.

The exhibition Purple Sins, at the QCC Art Gallery, showcases the photographs that illustrate Imperato’s latest book of poetry by the same name. The photographs as well as Imperato’s poetry explore personal and universal emotions and feelings: fears, joys, paradoxes, wonder, mystery, and both the beauty and darkness of nature. Her first collection of poems, Woman’s Work was published in 2008.

Imperato’s books include Doors of Memory/Porte della Memoria, a bilingual memoir of her early years in Avella, Italy, in prose, poetry and photography. It was published in conjunction with a photographic essay by the same name that was exhibited in 2015 also at the QCC Art Gallery as well as at the John D. Calandra Institute in New York City. In Carving Life. Walrus Ivory Carvings from the Bering Sea, she shares her appreciation for the Alaska Inuit history and art, and her encounters with many of the carvers whose work was exhibited at the QCC Art Gallery in 2017.

In 2019, Imperato’s photographs of Tuscan landscapes were featured in a group exhibition sponsored by NOIAW (National Organization of Italian American Women) in New York City.

Imperato is a dedicated supporter of the arts and education. As a leader, she has served on several volunteer boards and committees championing dance education, libraries, public schools and liberal arts colleges. Imperato is also committed to promoting the educational goals of Queensborough Community College and the artistic aspirations of QCC Art Gallery who have made this and other exhibitions and the publication of her books possible.

Eleanor’s publications can be purchase in our gift shop.