Franc Palaia - Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Franc Palaia is a New York based artist working in photography, public art, murals, sculpture and is an independent curator and musician. He has curated 25 group exhibits on photography and sculpture in the U.S. and in Italy with reviews in the New York Times, Village Voice and WNET Ch 13. Franc has been included in over 300 group shows and 45 solo-shows, regionally, nationally and internationally with awards that include 20 grants, fellowships and residencies that include the Rome Prize Fellowship, two Polaroid Sponsorships a L. C. Tiffany grant, a Puffin Grant and numerous NJ and Arts Mid Hudson grants. Exhibitions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art annex, LA MoCA , OK Harris gallery, PS1, New Museum, ACA Galleries, NY, Woodbury House, London, Paris International Urban Art Fair, the Fundacio Salvador Dali-Gala in Spain and many others. His works are included in the permanent collections of MoMA, Newark Museum and the New Jersey State Museum to name a few. He was named “Distinguished Alumni of 2012” from Kean University. His photographs have been featured in two recent films, “Shadowman” on Richard Hambleton and “Boom for Real” on J.M. Basquiat.