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


SELECTED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY
2018 BronxWorks Safe Havens & Drop-In Homeless Shelter, BX NY
   SelfOthering Transitions: Intimate conversations, collaborative portraiture, framing, curating & installation to increase visibility and agency
   Financial, Administrative, Material and Educational support: NYCDHS Enhancement Grant (Re-grant by BronxWorks), MoMA, MFTA
2017 BronxWorks Safe Haven, BX NY
   360 Food Heaven Mural: Collective painting designed to empower and make personal stories visible while beautifying Safe Haven
   Financial, Administrative, Material and Educational support: NYCDHS Enhancement Grant (Re-grant by BronxWorks), MoMA, MFTA
2012-2016 HAI Studio & Gallery, QNS, NY
   Founder: Art studio, resources, and gallery for adults who confront social marginalization
   Financial, Educationl and Material support: NYCDOHMH Workshop Grant (Re-grant by Healing Arts Initiative), MoMA, AFAM, 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, NY NY Co-Founder: Art studio, resources, and gallery for adults who confront social marginalization
   Financial and Material support: NEA Challenge America Grant, NYCDOHMH 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, BX 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, NY 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, NY NY
1999 Barney Sculpture Gallery, New York University, NY NY
1993 Anti-Gallery, NY NY
1987 Tunnel Club, NY NY
1986 Julian Pretto Gallery, NY NY


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


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


SELECTED CURATOR
2018 "Being Neighborly" co-curator: MoMA's Cullman Education Gallery, NY NY
2016 "Bring da Beach ta' da Hood" Open Source Gallery, BKLN NY
2016 "Live Art Studio" Open Source Gallery, BKLN NY
2016 "Sole Exchange" Open Source Gallery, BKLN NY
2016 "Passionate Voices and Spiritual Universes: HAI Collection" Outsider Art Fair, NY NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.1" HAI Gallery, QNS NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.2" SVA Art Therapy Gallery, NY NY
2015 "HAI Collection" Outsider Art Fair, NY NY
2012 "Signs of Friendship" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2010 "Melvin Way & Ray Hamilton Ballpoint Drawings" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2003 "Nourishing the Spirit" Lesley 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, BKLN NY
2013 "Increasing Diversity at Cultural Institutions" at Art Inclusive World Symposium, Queens Museum, QNS NY
2013 "Pink Elephant Remedies: Approaches to Art History & Art Therapy" SVA Art Therapy Community Lecture Series, NY NY
2012 "Signs of Friendship Symposium" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2011 "Artistic Drive" Art Therapy Conference, SVA Theatre, NY NY
1999 "Clues for Theories in Combination" Nat’l Conference on Liberal Arts and Ed. of Artists, Algonquin Hotel, NY 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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