The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA) is excited to present Marc-Anthony Polizzi, Artist, on July 13, 2024. The Reception will take place from 2PM – 4PM at the MVCA Gallery, 401 – 403 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365. Below he tells the story of his life in the post-industrial city of Utica and diverse experiences across the country.


Marc-Anthony Polizzi was born in 1983 in the post-industrial city of Utica, NY. He attended PRATT at The Munson Williams Procter Institute of Art, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and received his Masters in Fine Arts from Tulane University in New Orleans. His education was punctuated by time spent as a traveling carnie, factory brazier, video store clerk, set designer, among other jobs. These diverse and happily demeaning experiences would later help shape his work. Also heavily influential was his time living in post-Katrina New Orleans and growing up in the failing Rust Belt city of Utica, NY.

Polizzi’s work has been shown in cities across the United States, including Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, and Kansas City. He has also appeared in numerous publications from New Glass Review (Corning Museum of Glass) to Staging Spaces, Scenic Interiors (Gestalten Publishing). His current body of work further developed while in residency at Sculpture Space, a time that allowed him to establish new techniques and experiment with paint, texture, and form.

Artist Statement

“My work uses a process of deconstruction and unification to examine the world of chaos and noise created in the wake of existence. Through the use of discarded objects and things once loved, I attempt to bring balance to my environment and silence the inner panic caused by the crushing weight of consumerism and modern culture.”

Join us on July 13th at the MVCA from 2PM – 4PM for Marc-Anthony Polizzi’s Reception, located at 401-403 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365.

Free and open to the public.