About

Oscar Palacio is a Colombian-born, Boston-based photographer. He received his MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design in 1998 and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami in 1992. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museums, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. He was artist–in–residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art in 2004 and 2005, and at Light Work in 2008. Recent exhibitions include American History Revisited at Harvard University Center for American Political Studies in Cambridge, MA, Walden, revisited at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, and Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.

Awards

2019 Faculty Development Grant, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2017 Faculty Development Grant, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2016 Faculty Development Grant, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2011 Faculty Development Grant, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2009 Faculty Development Grant, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2008 Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2004 Artist-in-Residence, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
2003 Best Show of an Emerging/Unknown Artist 2001 - 2002 (Second Place), International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Boston Chapter, Boston, MA
  HCP Photography Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2002 The St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid, St Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA
  Juror Award, Photographic Resource Center, 2002 Members’ Exhibition, Boston, MA
1999 Jurgen Thieck Memorial Award for Photography, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1997 Ernst Haas Photography Student of the Year Award, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME
1995 Fine Arts Council Scholarship, Florida International University, Miami, FL