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Mr Olschafskie is represented in New York City by Alan Kloz Gallery and in Provincetown MA by School House Gallery

Other Projects Mr Olschafskie has been involved with:.
  • Daguerre Museum .
    A site dedicated to building a museum in Bry sur Marne France , to celebrate the invention of photography.

  • Friends of Crow house.
    A site dedicated to building a museum to preserve the home, and work of the artist Henry Varnum Poor., Founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

  • Sidney Simon dot com.
    A site dedicated to the work and life of the artist Sidney Simon.

  • Notation Realization
    A development platform dedicated to designing new ways to do research on line.

Biographical Information

Francis Olschafskie had a one person 2017 exhibition at the SchoolHouse Gallery in Provincetown MA, and in 2016 at the ArtStrand Gallery in Provincetown MA, where he has exhibited for the last decade. In 2014 Mr Olschafske's work was exhibited in the "Message and Means" exhibition at Columbia University in New York City. The exhibition is a review of some of the work produced at the MIT Media Lab's highly influential "Visible Language Workshop" where Mr Olschafskie did his graduate work. The exhibition was put together by curators, David Reinfurt from Princeton University and Robert Wiesenberger from Columbia University. In 2011 from October 25th through December 15th of 2011, as part of "Paris Photo", Francis's work was featured in an exhibition entitled EXPOSITION ÉCLATS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE at le musée Adrien Mentienne , Bry-sur-Marne France. In March of 2009 Francis's work was included in an exhibition at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. The exhibition was entitled “Artists Books as (sub) Culture”. The exhibition included work from individual artists as well as works from museum collections including the MOMA and the Smithsonian. In 2008 Olschafskie's photographs were placed in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in the UK. In France in 2007 Mr Olschafskie was honored at the state of the city address by the mayor of Bry Sur Marne for his work at the Daguerre Association. Francis W. Olschafskie has been a practicing Artist for over twenty five years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris;the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. Mr Olschafskie has received numerous Artist in Resident grants and an Artist Fellowship from the Artist Foundation in Boston. Mr Olschafskie has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC , The International Center of Photography in NYC, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History, Technology History and Computer Imaging. Mr Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Visible Language Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Laboratory, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art.


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