Elizabeth Palmisano is an award winning, mixed media installation and fiber artist. Her work is in private and public collections and has been exhibited at galleries such as The McColl Center for Art & Innovation, Gallery 22, and Bliss Gallery.
An activist for social justice, Palmisano uses art to draw attention to the lived experience of the working poor and spark meaningful dialogue regarding childhood poverty in the USA.
Palmisano majored in Early Childhood Education at a community college before transferring to Winthrop University to study Special Education and Studio Art. She has worked with children, youth, and adults as a teacher and mentor and serves as atelierista (artist-in-residence) at Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative Preschool.
Palmisano is a professional teaching artist and facilitates workshops at substance use treatment facilities and community centers. Additionally, she teaches workshops accredited with the Center for Child Care Career Development and has been a guest presenter at York Technical College and at various state conventions for educators in both Carolinas.
Fibers, Weaving, Handmade Paper, and Mixed Media
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen and Ink, Printmaking
Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative, York Technical College, GEICO of Charlotte, Beacon Partners, Artists Recovery Movement & Private Patrons
2019 Condom Couture, The Filmore - Charlotte, NC
2019 Sacred Spaces--Trio Exhibition, Bliss Gallery - Belmont, NC
2018 Winter Juried Show, Charlotte Art League - Charlotte, NC
2018 It's Rough: Paper as a Luxury--Solo Exhibition, Grapes and Gallery - Columbia, SC
2018 Airing Out the Dirty Laundry, Traveling Exhibition - USA
2018 Resist-Juried Exhibition, Gallery C3 - Charlotte, NC
2018 Open House, Gallery C3 - Charlotte, NC
2018 Permanent Installation at Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative - Fort Mill, SC
2018 Art With Heart -Juried Exhibition, Center Stage - Charlotte, NC
2018 Textures, Gallery C3 - Charlotte, NC
2017 Futurism--Awarded Honorable Mention, Gallery C3 - Charlotte, NC
2017 Sisters--Solo Exhibition, Grapes and Gallery - Columbia, SC
2017 Intersection, Gallery C3 - Charlotte, NC
2017 Fall Juried Show--Featured Artist, Charlotte Art League - Charlotte, NC
2017 Duet Show, Dish Gallery - Charlotte, NC
2016 Let The Good Times Roll, Gallery Twenty-Two - Charlotte, NC
2016 Permanent Installation at Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative - Fort Mill, SC
2016 McColl Center Member Show, McColl Center for Art + Innovation - Charlotte, NC
2013 Spring Exhibition, Lewandowski Gallery - Rock Hill, SC
2012 Foundations Exhibition, Lewandowski Gallery - Rock Hill, SC
Residencies & Service
iMake CLT, Facilitator, September 2018
Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative, Artist-in-Residence, 2018-present
Behailu Academy, Teaching Artist, 2017-2018
Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts, Teaching Artist, 2017-18
Artists Recovery Movement, Workshop Facilitator, 2017-18
iMake CLT, Facilitator, June 2017
Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative, Artist-in-Residence, 2016-17
Studied Early Childhood Education & Care
York Technical College, 2010
Studied Special Education & Fine Art
Winthrop University, 2013
Interested in learning more?
You may call or text Elizabeth Palmisano at 803-431-9902 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org