Don Porcaro

Professor Emeritus

Don Porcaro is a New York-based artist whose work explores the nature of human interaction with the physical world through archeology and man-made objects like tools, toys and architecture. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Artnews, BOMB, Newsday, and, among others. In 2007 he was the subject of a featured profile in Sculpture Magazine. Recent public art commissions include a 2017 work for the New Jersey Transit Lite Rail platform at Jersey Ave. in Jersey City, and a 2011 sculpture for the city of Portoroz, Slovenia during his residency as the U.S. representative for the 50th Forma Viva International Sculpture Symposium. Porcaro was nominated for the International Sculpture Center’s prestigious Educator of the Year Award, and is the recipient of a 1991 Teaching Excellence Award from Parsons School of Design, where he taught since 1975 and is now Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts. Porcaro received his MFA in Sculpture from Columbia University and is a member of the National Academy of Design and American Abstract Artists.