Tom Palazzolo has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied photography and painting. He has exhibited his films widely, notably at MOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Jean Siskel Film Center, and recently in the Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago to name just a few venues.
Tom has received grants from the NEA, the America Film Institute and The Andy Warhol Foundation. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the mid east where he represented American independent film for the US information Agency. He recently completed a film on the Photographer Vivian Maier.
"Palazzolo resides comfortably in his own sphere of reference, a domain that includes a rich heritage of art history and film as well as his own personal memories. His familiar and gleeful attitude toward these weighty traditions allows him to draw from them freely while indulging in a virtuoso display of visual an verbal puns, sexual innuendo and obscure references."
- Callie Angel, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of Modern Art
A selection of Tom Palazzolo's films are available on Fandor:
Reviews and past exhibtions:
Chicago-Scope: The Films of Tom Palazzolo, 1967-1976
True Grit 'Tom Palazzolo's Chicago' by Luke Taylor
DVDs available for purchasesee links below for more information:
Say What (2013)
Street Scene: Two Chicago Documentary Photographers (2012)
I Married a Muchkin (1994)
Lilly's World of Wax (1987)
Caligari's Cure and Added Lessons (1982-1991)
Marquette Park (Chicago Nazis) - Part 1 and 2 (1976-1980)
Four Films by Palazzolo (vol II): Ricky and Rocky, Love It, Leave It, O, Gay Day (1967-1976)
68 Convention (1968)