Curriculum Vitae

Christine Palamidessi’s sculptures and paintings are held in homes of private collectiors in Italy, US, Dominican Republic and Brazil. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Boston, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Woodstock, Vermont, England and Italy; and in Boston’s State House. Her memoir “Grandmothers” is engraved on granite monolith installed at Jackson Square in Boston. She is the author of two novels, one memoir, and a collection of fiction and academic writing. She is the fiction editor of the academic journal Italian Americana. Palamidessi works and resides in Cambridge, MA.


1995 MA Creative Writing, Boston University

1973 BA Film and Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Hands-on study with mask-making, ceramic and cartapesta artisans in Venice, Rome,

Tricase, and Lecce, Italy. (1990, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014)


2017 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

2017 MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA

2015 ACCM Residency, Palace Bacile di Castiglione, Spongano, Italy

2014 BAU Institute, Otranto, Italy

1998, 1996, 1994, 1992 Dorset House, Dorset, VT, USA


1998 Dante Alighieri Fellowship (study in Rome)

1996 Barbara Deming Award for Women Artists

1995 UrbanArts Award (public art)


Grandmothers, 8ft granite monolith permanently installed at Jackson Square, Boston, MA.


2021 Sensations of Soaring, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA.

2020 Icons & Talismans, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

2019 Wabi Sabi, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA.

2014 Episodes of Violence, Otranto Castle, Otranto, Italy.

2014 The Brazilians, West Side Lounge, Cambridge, MA.


2021 CAA 2021 Members Prize Show, Cambridge, MA.

2021 (re)Tell, Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester, MA.

2020 Droplets, Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester, MA.

2020 Geo-Graphies : Identity rituals and fragile ecosystems, curated by Dores Sacquegna, Palmieri's Foundation, Chiesa di San Sebastiano, Vico dei Sotterranei, in Lecce, Italy.

2019 Solace, ClipArt Gallery, East Boston, MA.

2017 Inside Outside, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2017 Silence, Silent, Silenced, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA.

2016 Drawn from Within, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2016 boXed, Nave Gallery, Somerville MA.

2016 Self-ish, University Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2016 Yogi Stupa, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston.

2015-16 Coepi, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston.

2015 Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015 Cambridge Art Association, Fall Salon, Cambridge MA.

2015 Galatea Gallery, New England Collective VI, Boston, MA.

2015 Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2015 University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2015 Unbound Vol V, Artistree, Woodstock, VT.

2015 Doppelganger, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA.

2015 Annemarie Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Museum affiliate), Solomons, MD.

2015 Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione, Spongano, Salento, Italy.

2015 Whatcom Museum, National Salon des Refusés, Bellingham, WI.

2015 Spring Bull Gallery (Honorable Mention), Newport, RI.

2014 Figure50, Massachusetts Artists (an online curated exhibit of 50 US figurative artists)

2014 Unbound Vol IV, Artistree, Woodstock, VT.

2014 Galatea Gallery, New England Collective V, Boston, MA.

2014 Annemarie Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Museum affiliate), Solomons, MD.

2014 Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA.

2014 Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA.

2013 Galatea Gallery, New England Collective IV, Boston, MA.

2013, 2014 Artist's Choice, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA.

2011, 2012 and 2013 Boston State House, Boston, MA.

2012 Gallery on Main Street, Saxonburg, PA.

2012 North River Gallery, Marshfield, MA.

2011-2012 Reisinkoff Gallery, Boston, MA.

2011 Gallery 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston


Les Femme Folles: Women in Art, February 2016

Art as A Spiritual Practice, Spirit of Change Magazine, 2016


Bridge of Love, Artist Book, Copyright©ChristinePalamidessi, 2020

The Virgin Knows - St.Martin’s Press, 1995; GATE Press 2010; Kindle 2013.

The Fiddle Case - IAP 2007; GATE Press, 2010, Kindle, 2008.

American Women, Italian Style - Fordham University Press, 2010.


1995-2008 Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Writing