Curriculum Vitæ - Francis Palazzolo

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


SELECTED INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
2016 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fiscal Sponsor  
1999 Sift Performance Award: New York University
1998 Deans Fellowship Award: New York University
1997 Deans Fellowship Award: New York University
1996 Award winner: "Art & Consciousness, Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference II," TUC AZ
1995 Award winner: "Liquid Art" contest sponsored by Pernod. 66 Crosby Street Gallery, NY NY


SELECTED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
2018-2019 BronxWorks Safe Havens & Drop-In Homeless Shelter, BX NY  
   Develop and implement bi-weekly community art project with adults living at transitional housing facilities
   Fiscal and Material support: NYCDHS Enhancement Grant; MFTA sponsorship
   Project
       "portraitXchange": Foster and engage in collaborative drawing, storytelling, photography, videotaping, posting social media, framing, curating, and hanging art
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Create environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, teamwork, and collabortive design
      Facilitate socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, politics of self-representation, use of technology and artmaking techniques
      Ensure project activities adhere to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
      Acquire supplies, interface with donors, consult with administrative officials, and meet with oversight committees
2016-2017 BronxWorks Pyramid Safe Haven, BX NY 
   Implemented weekly mural project with adult men living at transitional housing shelter
   Fiscal and Material support: NYCDHS Enhancement Grant; MFTA Sponsorship
   Project
     "360° of Heaven": Organized and participated in painting mural on walls of dining hall
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Created environment for group decision-making, teamwork, and collaborative design
      Facilitated narrative communication, use of technology and painting techniques
      Ensure project activities adhere to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
      Acquire supplies, interface with donors and consult with administrative officials
2002-2009 FEGS Manhattan Focus (IPRT) Program, NY NY 
   Taught annual twelve-month community art course to adults at Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment (IPRT) program
   Fiscal and Material support: NYCDOHMH Art Workshop Grants; FEGS fee for service contract; MFTA Sponsorship
   Course
      “Socializing Signs and Things”: Developed and implemented art-history curriculum; applied to artmaking and dialogic art activities
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Formulated course activities to support IPRT goals
      Created environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, and teamwork
      Facilitated socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, cultural education, politics of self-representation, and artmaking techniques
      Ensure course adheres to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
1996-2013 Bronx Real PROS Center, BX NY  
   Implemented weekly community art projects for adults at rehabilitation and treatment services center
   Fiscal and Material support: NYCDOHMH Art Workshop Grants; JBFCS fee for services contract; MFTA Sponsorship
   Projects
      2012-2013 "Great Adventure": Led community trips, photography walks, and outdoor spray painting on apparel
      2010-2013 “Real Rights”: Organized social justice projects through spoken word activities, historical research and poster-making
      2008-2013 “Poetry and Naming”: Arranged collaborative writing projects and dialogic art
      2005-2009 “Community Kinship”: Taught 2D and 3D gift-making workshop
      2004-2005 “Socialization as Art”: Applied pop culture curriculum to dialogic art and role-playing activities
       2000-2004 “Socializing Signs and Things”: Applied art history curriculum to artmaking activities
      1998-2000 “The Real Us”: Participated in mural painting projects based on personal narratives and community vision
      1996-1998 “Perpetual Motion”: Led collage and bookmaking workshop to reorganize signs and things
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Formulated project activities to support Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
      Created environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, teamwork, collaborative design
      Facilitated socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, cultural education, and politics of self-representation, and artmaking techniques
      Ensure project activities adhere to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies.


SELECTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER (*CO-FOUNDER)
2016-2018 Being Neighborly, BKLN NY  
   Art collective for adults from socially marginalized communities; approx. 20 members
   Programming and Educational Support: MoMA Community Partnership, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship
   Material Support: Baltic Street Resource and Wellness Center (BSRWC) and School of Visual Arts (SVA)
   Projects
      2017-2018 “Being Neighborly”: Planned, organized, and co-curated museum tours and art workshops for MoMA Community Biennial Exhibition
      2017 "Evolution of Us”: Planned and organized socially engaged art project at BSRWC and SVA
      2016 "Bring da Beach ta' da Hood": Planned, organized and curated socially engaged art project at BSRWC and Open Source Gallery, BKLN NY
      2016 "Live Art Studio": Planned, organized and curated socially engaged art project at BSRWC and Open Source Gallery, BKLN NY
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Planned weekly art workshops at the Baltic Street Resource & Wellness Center
      Planned and organized strategic objectives, documented activities, and curated exhibits, see "Selected Curator" category below
2012-2016 Healing Arts Initiative, QNS, NY
 
   Community art studio, gallery and supportive services for adults from socially marginalized communities; approx. 75 members
   Fiscal and Material Support: NYCDOHMH Workshop Grants; MTFA Sponsorship;
   Programming and Educational Support: MoMA Community Partnership; American Folk Art Museum Affiliate
   Projects
      2014-2016 “Sole-Exchange”: Developed and implemented socially engaged art project aimed at reducing barriers to empathy
      2012-2014 “CollectiveView”: Developed and implemented digital photography project to increase interpersonal relationships
      2012-2014 “Community Dialogic”: Led weekly brainstorming meeting of members to organize art projects and exhibits
      2012-2016 “Inner Voice”: Fostered, supported, and engaged with members to represent their personal narratives through art
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Planned and organized program activities and set strategic objectives
      Fostered and engaged in ongoing community art projects
      Curated quarterly community art and socially engaed art exhibits, see "Selected Curator" category below
      Created environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, teamwork, collaborative design
      Facilitated socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, politics of self-representation, use of technology and artmaking techniques
      Ensured program activities adhered to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
      Developed evaluation strategies to monitor program performance and implement improvements
      Supervised members, staff, and interns; provided feedback and resolved problems
1998-2012 HAI Art Studio and Gallery, NY NY*
 
   Community art studio and gallery for adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues; approx. 50 members
   Financial and Material Support: NEA Challenge America Grants, NYCDOHMH Workshops Grants, MFTA sponsorship
   Projects
      2009-2012 "Signs of Friendship": Arranged weekly dialogic and participatory art workshop focused on companionship
      2008-2011 “Face-to-Face”: Taught portrait painting workshop
      2005-2008 "Formations": Planned weekly DIY drawing workshop based on relating people, signs, and things; Led follow-up discussion group
      2001-2004 “Socializing Signs and Things”: Applied art history curriculum to dialogic art activities
      1998-2012 “Community Dialogic”: Led weekly brainstorming meeting of members to organize art projects and exhibits
      1998-2012 “Inner Voice”: Fostered, supported, and engaged with members to represent their personal narratives through art
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Planned and organized program activities and set strategic objectives
      Created environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, teamwork, collaborative design
      Facilitated socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, cultural education, use of technology and artmaking techniques
      Curated annual exhibits of community art, see "Selected Curator" category below
      Ensured program activities adhered to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
      Developed evaluation strategies to monitor program performance and implement improvements
      Supervised members, staff, and interns; provided feedback and resolved problems
1994-1998 Hospital Audiences Inc. NY NY
 
   Performance art studio for adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues; approx. 20 members
   Financial and Material support: NYCDOHMH Workshops Grants, MFTA sponsorship
   Project
      "This is Not A Soap Opera": Led performance art troupe in making experimental films
   Duties and Responsibilities
      Directed collaborative filming sessions
      Led collaborative video editing sessions
      Taught A/V equipment instructional sessions and prop-making sessions
      Created environment for sharing personal narratives, reciprocal learning, group decision-making, teamwork, collaborative design
      Facilitated socialization, reception aesthetic discourse, cultural education, use of technology and artmaking techniques
      Ensured program activities adhered to ethical guidelines, legal standards, and internal policies
      Developed evaluation strategies to monitor program performance and implement improvements
      Supervised members, staff, and interns; provided feedback and resolved problems


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: Healing Arts Initiative" Outsider Art Fair, NY NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.1" Healing Arts Initiative Gallery, QNS NY
2015 "Inventive Engine pt.2" SVA Art Therapy Gallery, NY NY
2015 "Secret Powers": Healing Arts Initiative" Outsider Art Fair, NY NY
2014 “And I Still Rise.” Healing Arts Initiative Gallery, QNS NY
2014 "Healing Arts Intiative Collection" Outsider Art Fair, NY NY
2013 "Art Speaks Volumes" Healing Arts Initiative Gallery, QNS NY
2013 "Winter Woods Witches Walls & Windows" Healing Arts Initiative Gallery, QNS NY
2013 "Dream Walls" Healing Arts Initiative Gallery, QNS NY
2012 "Signs of Friendship" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2012 "Faces of New York" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2011 “Off the Wall” HAI Gallery, NY NY
2011 "Face to Face: Bustamante & Phillips" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2010 "HAI TECH" Art@TechServe Gallery, NY NY
2010 "Melvin Way & Ray Hamilton Ballpoint Drawings" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2008 "Phillips, Maruki, Jamison, Gonzalez" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2006 "Laura Anne Walker" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2005 "Summer in the City" HAI Gallery, NY NY
2004 “Survey 2004, Contemporary Outsider Art in America” HAI Gallery, NY NY
2003 "Nourishing the Spirit" Lesley University, Marran Gallery, Cambridge MA
2002 “Survey 2002, Contemporary Outsider Art in America” HAI Gallery, NY NY
2001 “Nourishing the Spirit” HAI Gallery, NY NY
2000 “Survey 2000, Contemporary Outsider Art in America” HAI Gallery, NY NY
1999 "Nourishing the Spirit” American Psychological Association Art Gallery, Washington DC
1998 "Inner & Outer Struggle" Max Fish Gallery Bar, NY NY
1997 "Lawrence Joyner & Nelia Gibbs" Max Fish Gallery Bar, NY NY
1996 “Survey 96, Contemporary Outsider Art in America” HAI Gallery, NY NY
1993 "Outsider Artists of HAI featuring Lady Shalamar" Margret Bodell Gallery, NY NY
1992 "Portraits" The Max Fish Gallery, NY NY
1990 “Gonzo!“ First St. Cafe, NY NY
1989 “Art on Ads” 10 on 8 Windows, NY NY


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
2004 "The Presidency" Exit Art, 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
1995 "Pernod Liquid Art Exhibit" 66 Crosby Street Gallery, NY NY
1994 "Alchemy Lost and Found" Thicket Gallery, NY NY
1992 "Engendered Stories" 494 Gallery, NY NY
1991 "NYC AWOL" Art in General, NY NY
1991 "?" curated by Bronwyn Keenan, Max Fish Gallery, NY NY
1991 "Storm the Bastille" 291 Church St. Gallery, NY NY
1990 "Ecology Show" Red Square Gallery, 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
1985 "Political to Personal" Torn Awning Gallery, NY NY
1984 "X-Art" Gallery X, NY NY


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 "Bullshit Artist: King of Plop" color, 6.5 min, Exit Art, NY NY
2005 "Intermediate Exercise" color, 24 min, Proposition Gallery, NY NY
2004 "White Shit House." color, 5 min, Exit Art, NY NY
1992 "Capitol Shit" color, 5.5 min, Anti-Gallery, NY NY
1992 "White Shit House" color, 5 min, Anti-Gallery, NY NY
1992 “Psycho-Flesh" color, 9 min, Anti-Gallery, NY NY
1992 "There Is No Garlic In the East, Evil Spirits Are Free" bw 7 min, Anti-Gallery, NY NY


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.
2002 "Outsider Art" Nosolomusica, Ch. 5 Spain, Oct.
1996 "Pernod Awards" Ch.16, Gallery Beat, Jan.
1995 Frech, K. "Not Like In The Movies: Portrait Of Six Mentally Ill Artists At Work," Logical Chaos Prod, 82 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 Harris, Staniszewski, Colo, Cotter, Gugelberger (Editors) “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
2006 Woodson, C. "Clarity from Chaos," New York City Voices, Volume XII, Number 1, Spring, p.19.
2006 Ferguson, S. "Tribes Gather at Exit Art," The Villager, vol. 75, no. 38, 8-14 Feb p18.
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
2004 Vincent, Steven. "Virtriolic Hate Through Paint." National Review Online, 16 Nov.
2004 Ogle, Sandra. The Meaning of "The Presidency." Recount: A Magazine of Contemporary Politics, 20 Oct.
2002 Kelly, Amy. "Hospital Launches Neurosciences Institute," The Patent Trader, Health, 7 March, H1.
2001 Levy, Larry. "My Helpful Day Program." New York Voices, vol. 1 no. 1 sect. B , January-March, B29.
2002 Fish, Judith Naomi. "Northern Westchester Hospital." Westchester Jewish Chronicle, April.
2002 Roessler, Lynn. "Mount Kisco -Proud and Independent." Women's News, vol. 20 No.8, April.
2002 Faces & Places, photo by Vechiollo, John. Westchester County Business Journal, 25 March.
2000 Johnson, K. "Neo" New York Times, Art In Review, 28 July, B29
1990 Goldman, L. "Vigilant Views." Streets Magazine, May, p. 24-7.
1987 FK. "Wo Der Geferierte Sellst Lag." Hanoversche Allgeneine, June, p. 12-4.


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.” Palazzolo interview with artist Dennis Oppenheim Hype Vol. 2, pp. 5-7. Hype NYC, no. 2, p. 7-9, Spring
1992 "The Art of Curiosity." Palazzolo interviews Izhar Patkin, Hype NYC, no. 4, p. 8-9, Fall








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