Francis Palazzolo is an artist that exhibits his work domestically and abroad, implements his practice through community art projects, and he curates shows. His art has been shown at the New Museum and reviewed by the New York Times and Art Forum. Over the last three decades he founded several art studios and galleries for adults who confront social marginalization, and served as Creative Director. Currently, Palazzolo is the artist-in-residence at three temporary emergency shelters in the Bronx, where he is in the production of “portaitXchange,” a collaborative project with the residents. At his studio in Manhattan, he is in the production of “Their We Go Transitioning” a series of paintings that include reflective materials and paint on canvas. Palazzolo received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture at School of Visual Arts in 1985, and his Master of Arts at New York University’s Gallatin School of Independent Study in 2000, with a double major in Fine Art and Philosophy. His advisor was Bruce Ferguson, the late Dean of the School of Arts, Columbia University.