Curriculum Vitæ - Francis Palazzolo

EDUCATION
2000 M.A. New York University, Gallatin School of Independent Study
     Philosophy and Fine Art
     Thesis: Clues for Showing Theories in Combination.
     Advisor: Bruce Ferguson, Dean of Arts Columbia University.
1985 B.F.A. School of Visual Arts.
     Painting and Sculpture


SELECTED AWARDS
2016 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fiscal Sponsor
1999 Sift Performance Award: New York University
1998 Deans Fellowship Award: New York University
Artist-in-residence grant awards cited with projects


SELECTED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY
2016 to present BronxWorks Safe Havens & Drop-In Homeless Shelters, Bronx NY
    Transitional living shelters for adults
    Financial, Administrative, Material and Educational support: NYCDHS Enhancement Grant (Re-grant by BronxWorks), MoMA, MFTA
    SelfOthering Transitions Project: Intimate conversations, collaborative art & work skills to increase visibility and agency during transitional housing experience
2016-2018 Being Neighborly, New York NY
    Founder: Museum tours, art workshops and community exhibits for adults who confront social oppression
    Fiscal, Educational and Material support: MoMA, NYFA, BSRWC & Open Source Galley
    Being Neighborly: Art project to organize a self-sustainable art collective with and for members
2012-2016 HAI Studio & Gallery, Queens, NY
    Founder: Art studio, resources, and gallery for adults who confront social oppression
    Financial, Administrative, Material and Educational support: NYCDOHMH Art Workshop Grants (Re-grant by Healing Arts Initiative), MoMA, American Folk Art Museum, MTFA
    Sole-Exchange: Socially engaged art project aimed at reducing barriers to empathy between people
    CollectiveView: Socially engaged art project using photography, Photoshop and printing techniques to increase interpersonal relationships
    Community Exercise: Full membership met weekly to discuss, document, role-play and advocate for civil and political rights
    Organized collective painting projects
    Curated quarterly exhibits of participatory art
    Managed staff and interns
1994-2012 HAI Art Studio & Gallery, New York NY Co-Founder: Art studio, resources, and gallery for adults who confront social oppression
    Financial, Administrative, and Material support: NEA Challenge America Grant, NYCDOHMH Art Workshops Grant (Re-grant by Hospital Audiences Inc), MFTA
    Signs of Friendship: Arranged weekly dialogic and collaborative art workshop based on the importance of companionship
    Social Formations: Organized weekly drawing workshop focused on human figure’s relation to others, signs and things
    Community Exercise: Full membership met weekly to discuss, document, role-play and advocate for civil and political rights
    Organized experimental video projects
    Organized collective painting projects
    Curated annual exhibits of participatory art
    Managed staff and interns
1996-2013 Bronx Real PROS Center, Bronx NY
    Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS): Rehabilitation and treatment services for people diagnosed with serious mental illness
    Financial and Administrative support: NYCDOHMH Art Workshop Grants, additional funding by JBFCS (Re-grant by Healing Arts Initiative)
    Real Rights project: Arranged weekly collaborative and individual spoken word activities
    Community Kinship project: Arranged weekly role-playing, collaborative drawing, and photography activities
    Socialization as Art: Facilitated weekly drawing workshop and organized dialogic art with clients
    The Real Us project: Organized weekly mural painting projects
2006 Fort Washington Homeless Shelter, New York NY
    Transitional living shelter for Adult Men
    Financial support: NYCDHS Art Workshop Grants (Re-grant by Hospital Audiences Inc)
    Arranged collective drawing & spoken word activities


SELECTED SOLO ART SHOWS
2005 The Proposition Gallery, New York NY
1999 Barney Sculpture Gallery, New York University, New York NY
1993 Anti-Gallery, New York NY
1987 Tunnel Club, New York NY
1986 Julian Pretto Gallery, New York NY


SELECTED GROUP ART SHOWS
2016 "Sole Exchange" Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2015 "Arts to End Violence" Ron Taylor Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2014 "Love Hate Back" Paddle 8, New York NY
2014 "Love Hate Back" ADC Gallery, New York NY
2010 "NEW" Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE
2006 "The Studio Visit" Exit Art, New York NY
2005 "ABC No Rio" Deitch Projects, New York NY
2005 "Above the Trendy the Down and Out" The Proposition Gallery, New York NY
2002 "Art in Mind: New Acquisitions" Institute of Neuroscience at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mt Kisco NY
2000 "Neo-New Approaches to Artmaking" Exit Art, New York NY
1996 "Consciousness and Art" University of Arizona Galleria, Tucson Arizona
1994 "Alchemy Lost and Found" Thicket Gallery, New York NY
1992 "Engendered Stories" 494 Gallery, New York NY
1991 "NYC AWOL" Art in General, New York NY
1990 "100 Painters in Politics" Wetherholt Gallery, Washington DC
1990 "Ten Years, Seven Days" Kunstlerhaus, Hanover Germany
1990 "Lower Eastside Anti-Helms Variety Show" ABC No Rio, New York NY
1990 "First Amendment Exhibit" El Centro Cultural De Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
1990 "The Wall, an exhibit of German and American Artists" Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York NY
1987 "Dada, 100 Year Anniversary of Kurt Schwitters" Freiram Gallery, Hanover Germany


SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
2015 "Turning the Tables on the Carpetbagger" color, 11 min. HAI Gallery, Queens NY
2013 “XFR STN”: “Palazzolo 1987-1992 artist performance videos” color & bw, 4 hrs, Beta & U-Matic, New Museum, New York NY
2011 "Artistic Drive” color, 5.5 min. Blu-ray, School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York NY
2005 "Celebrity Meta-Psychology" color, 12.5 min. Exit Art, New York NY
2005 "Intermediate Exercise" color, 24 min. Proposition Gallery, New York NY
1992 "There Is No Garlic In the East, Evil Spirits Are Free" B.W. 7 min. Anti-Gallery, New York NY
1992 "Psycho-Flesh" color, 9 min. Anti-Gallery, New York NY


SELECTED CURATOR
2018 "Being Neighborly" co-curator: MoMA's Cullman Education Gallery, New York NY
2016 "Bring da Beach ta' da Hood" Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2016 "Live Art Studio" Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2016 "Sole Exchange" Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2016 "Passionate Voices and Spiritual Universes: HAI Collection" Outsider Art Fair, New York NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.1" HAI Gallery, Queens NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.2" SVA Art Therapy Gallery, New York NY
2015 "HAI Collection" Outsider Art Fair, New York NY
2012 "Signs of Friendship" HAI Gallery, New York NY
2010 "Melvin Way & Ray Hamilton Ballpoint Drawings" HAI Gallery, New York NY
2003 "Nourishing the Spirit" Leslie University, Marran Gallery, MA


SELECTED MEDIA APPEARANCES
2015 Bloom, A. "HAI Curators" Town & Village, Westchester Cable channel 77 LMCTV
2014 McClure, M. "Queens Group Recognized for Providing Art-Filled Access" NY1, 9 Dec., 2 min.


SELECTED REVIEWS OF ART
2017 Walker, L. A. “Making Art After the Fall of HAI,” City Voices Vol. 20 No. 2 Summer pp. 9 & 13
2016 Susan Harris (Editor), Mary Anne Staniszewski (Editor, Foreword), Papo Colo (Preface), Holland Cotter (Foreword), Rachel Gugelberger (Foreword) “ Exit Art: Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art,” Steidl: Palazzolo pp. 292, 315, 325
2016 Barkho, G. "At Open Source, Community Forms Through Accessible Art," Brooklyn Magazine, The Arts/Art, 18 Apr
2012 Friedman, M. “Art Helps People Live With Mental Illness” The Huffington Post, Healthy Living, 23 June
2006 Sarkissian, R. "Yoko Ono, F. Palazzolo, S. Tashjian, ABC at Deitch Projects" Armenian Intn’l, 24 Dec p8
2005 Feuer, A. "Above the Trendy the Down and Out" NY Times, Metro Sect., 7 April B1-13
2005 Reed, J. “New York Critics' Picks” Art Forum Online, March-April
2005 Widdacombe, B. "Hazardous to their Elf" Gatecrasher, Daily News, 19 March p.20
2005 Fallon, M. B. “Elf/infringement” New Line Cinema, Facsimile, 5 March
2004 Johnson, K. "The Presidency" New York Times, Art In Review, 22 Oct E39
2000 Johnson, K. "Neo" New York Times, Art In Review, 28 July, B29


SELECTED LECTURES
2016 "Of Sole Exchanging" Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2013 "Increasing Diversity at Cultural Institutions" at Art Inclusive World Symposium, Queens Museum, Queens NY
2013 "Pink Elephant Remedies: Approaches to Art History & Art Therapy" SVA Art Therapy Community Lecture Series, New York NY
2012 "Signs of Friendship Symposium" HAI Gallery, New York NY
2011 "Artistic Drive" Art Therapy Conference, SVA Theatre, New York NY
1999 "Clues for Theories in Combination" Nat’l Conference on Liberal Arts and Ed. of Artists, Algonquin Hotel, New York NY


SELECTED AUTHORED ARTICLES
2003 “Beyond Raw Nerves and Cheap Metaphors.” Captured: a film/video history of the lower east side, ed. C. Patterson, FEVA New York, p. 397-400
1993 "Institutional Gold." Palazzolo interviews artist James Lee Byars & Whitney Museum Director David Ross, HYPE NYC Vol. 8, p. 7
1992 “Edge of Sculpture.” interview with artist Dennis Oppenheim HYPE Vol. 2, pp. 5-7. Hype NYC, no. 2, p. 7-9, Spring








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