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 and museums such as The Mint Museum, The McColl Center for Art & Innovation, and Bliss Gallery.
An activist for social justice, Palmisano uses art to spark meaningful dialogue and draw attention to causes of personal significance. Paper as a Luxury was hosted in multiple cities and featured in multiple media outlets, championing the ingenuity and resilience of the working poor, while provoking interest in the often hidden realities of childhood poverty. In 2019, Palmisano was honored with a coveted spot as a designer in the final Condom Couture Runway Show to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Investment in her community is a hallmark of Palmisano’s career, frequently lending her talents to local non-profit organizations. Paper as a Luxury continues to evolve, as Palmisano was recently awarded The Art & Science Council’s Cultural Vision Grant to continue the work through community workshops and a documentary detailing processes and conversations with those who inspire her work.
Selected Exhibitions & Showcases
2019 - Mint Museum "Incantations" Charlotte, NC
2018 - Grapes and Gallery “It's Rough: Paper as a Luxury” Columbia, SC
2017 - Grapes and Gallery “Sisters” Columbia, SC
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 - Gallery C3 “Conversations with Nature” Charlotte, NC
2019 - The Fillmore “Condom Couture” Charlotte, NC
2019 - Bliss Gallery “Sacred Spaces” Trio Exhibition Belmont, NC
2018 - Charlotte Art League “Fall Juried Show” Featured Artist Charlotte, NC
2016 - Gallery Twenty-Two “Let The Good Times Roll” Charlotte, NC
2016 - McColl Center for Art + Innovation “McColl Center Member Show” Charlotte, NC
2018- Beacon Development “Golden Grid” Charlotte, NC.
2016- Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative “Faces” Fort Mill, SC.