Patti Capaldi is assistant professor of Art and Design at Ithaca College. She is also the coordinator of the Graphic Design Minor.
Capaldi has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation Award, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and a Rauchenberg Foundation grant. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Millay Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, Ragdale, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Kunstlerhaus (Salzburg, Austria), A.I.R. ( Vienna), and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Germany).
Most recently, her work has been exhibited at the Handwerker Gallery (Ithaca College), Syracuse University, and the Johnson Art Museum. Other venues include Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn; University of Rhode Island Fine Art Gallery; Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee; CEPA Gallery, Buffalo; Photographic Resource Center, Boston; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; M.I.T. Hadyn Gallery, Cambridge; Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Nylon Gallery, London; Joseph Carroll & Sons, Boston; Pieroggi Flatflies, Brooklyn and many more.
Capaldi has worked as a freelance graphic designer for over twenty-five years in some of the country’s leading editorial art departments such as Random House, Harper Collins, FSG, WW Norton, Scholastic, Martha Stewart, The Metropolitan Museum, and MIT Press as well as many brand agencies and design boutiques such as Wolf Olins and Segal Savad. She was nominated for an AIGA Design Award, 50 Books/50 covers in 2018. Her work will be featured in an upcoming “Message Journal: Special C-19 Issue” with Plymouth University, UK Design Publication.