Welcome
"FRANC PALAIA is a multi media artist living and working in Rhinebeck NY. and New Jersey I work in several media which include, photography, murals,
as a curator, educator, signmaker, TV producer and musician. 
This website will inform you of these varied works as well as familiarize you with my biographical background. I also work independently
sculpture, artist's books, functional art,
Recently Added Mural Drone Video Mural Flyby
Photo-sculptures is a continuing series of large-scale mixed media photographic works that incorporate four mediums in each piece, photography, sculpture, painting and even architecture. They are fabricated using a variety of materials which include primarily archival color photograph with the following media applied which includes paint, collage,spray,  found objects, faux cement and all mounted on large slabs of Polystyrene or Styrofoam.  Their scale range from a few feet up to 8 feet. They simulate urban walls with images culled from a variety of countries such as Italy, France, Cuba, Germany, and the US. They appear to be realistic when viewed in person but are actually completely simulated and look convincingly real. These works look heavy but are physically feather light, they look old, but they are new and they look real but are totally simulated"
and illuminated mixed media works incorporating a variety of materials.
All the artworks here are available for purchase and commissions for public art are appreciated. To purchase or commission a project get in touch with me at francpalaia1@gmail.com
In protest of the Putin-Russian invasion of independent Ukraine
“Ti Amo SAM”,(Xi Jing Pin) (side B) 2021, Dry fresco, mixed media on Polystyrene, 72”x50”x8”
“WALL WORKS” a solo show of photo sculpture and frescoes are on view at the Hudson Beach Glass gallery at 162 Main st. Beacon NY. hours. Open every day 10 to 6pm. The show runs thru June 8.
Franc is interviewed by Tom Hill on the "Library Cafe" radio podcast from Vassar College.