Pat Falco is an artist and organizer from Boston. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been shown at The Luggage Store Gallery (SF), New Image Art (LA), SPACE Gallery (Portland ME), Parklife (SF), New Bedford Art Museum and the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. His interest in highlighting and critiquing the absurdities of everyday life has recently shifted into the public realm, with a focus on Boston’s housing crisis. Through a faux-luxury development company Upward Living Associates, Inc., he has produced a series of installations critiquing housing policies and development in Boston, and vying for alternatives on a path to housing justice. He has organized shows at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston since 2012 and is the recent recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres) and a participant in the Now & There Public Art Accelerator program.
Pat is working with the Housing Innovation Lab, which partners with different stakeholders to explore and test different ideas that increase housing affordability and opportunity.
Co-curating the Future-Decker Series
Pat collaborated with Wandy Pascoal of the Boston Housing Innovation Lab and Boston Society for Architecture to curate the Future-Decker Exhibition and Conversation Series.
Common Ground Zine
Pat worked with teenagers from the ICA Teens program to reimagine engagement and explore their relationships to their neighborhoods and the city through creative processes. They co-developed a project through weekly conversations and art-making kits. The project was finalized in a physical (and web) zine to be distributed in their neighborhoods (Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Mattapan). The zine includes questions and interactive parts to be shared within their community. The final zine will be distributed through newspaper boxes, and a copy will also be entered into the City’s archive.
An excerpt of the Common Ground Zine.