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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jill Pangallo

Wedsday, November 16th, 2011. 7:00pm
Jill Pangallo is is an artist best known for her funny and disturbing performances that deal with identity and mass culture. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern California, Pangallo received a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Psychology from Eugene Lang College. In the years following, she spent her days working at a major advertising firm in New York City and her nights performing on the downtown club and cabaret circuit. In the fall of 2005, Jill relocated to Austin to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of Texas, which she received in May of 2008. She performs and shows nationally as the collaborative duo, SKOTE, which she co-directs with Alex P. White. As one-half of the performance duo, the HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka), she performs with long running NYC show, Losers Lounge, as well as at the annual Stevie Nicks tribute event, Night of 1,000 Stevies. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Austin Video Bee, a multimedia video collective that seeks to promote experimental and innovative work by underrepresented artists. For her project Nohegan Jill received an ArtsReach grant from the University of Texas in 2007 and an Idea Fund grant in 2011. In 2008, the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, in conjunction with the 2009 Texas Biennial, awarded her a Temporary Outdoor Projects grant. In 2010 she participated in Dixon Place’s Performance Works-In-Progress series and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program. Pangallo lectures around the country and has taught performance, video and digital production at the university level. She lives and works in New York City.