ARTIST STATEMENT

HOLDUP in the HOOD is both a personal and communal exploration of self. It concerns the identity of self that comes with the realization of making one’s mark. The photographs in this series are taken from a larger body of work that documents an after-school, collaborative arts curriculum rooted in self-portraiture. They incorporate drawings, re-cycled photographs, print media and body gesture to explore issues of identity including: race, class and gender.”
Francis Crisafio 2018


RECENT EXHIBITIONS

__NEW YORK CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, NYC
"Holdup in the Hood", First Prize Award
Juror | Louise Fedotov - Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
04.16.19 >04.27.2019

_93RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL@The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
"Holdup in the Hood", semi-finalist
Jurors | Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography @Milwaukee Art Museum
Jose Diaz, Curator@ The Andy Warhol Museum, 01.20.19

_SITE : BROOKLYN / CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2008-2018
Brooklyn, NY., "Holdup in the Hood", Juror | Kristen Gaylord, Nancy Newhall
Curatorial Fellow, MoMA, NYC., 07.13.2018 > 08.11.2018

_PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER, EXPOSURE 2018, Finalist
"Holdup in the Hood", Vandernoot Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Juror | Christopher Rauschenberg, 07.11 > 08.18.2018


_HOYT INSTITUTE of FINE ART, 45th Annual, “HOLDUP in the HOOD"
Juror | Reto Thuring, Curator of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art
Program Director at the Transformer Station, 04.07.2018 > 05.24.2018

EXHIBITION HISTORY click HERE