Frank Parisi has been a photographer for over 40 years and has captured images in Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, South America, and Antarctica. His favorite subject is the Jersey Shore.
Frank’s work has been displayed many times and won many accolades. The exhibits in which he has participated include “Island Heights and Beyond” at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, “Down the Shore: Before and After Sandy,” at Ocean County College in Toms River, “Eyesights” at the Guild for Creative Arts in Shrewsbury. He has participated in many shows including at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild in Island Heights, Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, the Monmouth Museum, the Watchung Arts Center, the TRAC Gallery in Toms River, and many exhibits at the Belmar Arts Center. From May through July 2014, Frank’s solo show, “Rhapsody,” hung at the Virginia Perle Art Gallery in Toms River, and during February 2016, his solo show “Great Faces: Informal portraits from near and far,” was featured in the main galleries of the Ocean County Artists Guild. He has also curated or co-curated shows at the Grunin Center of Ocean County College and the Belmar Arts Center.
Many of Frank’s photographs capture colorful scenes on water, especially sailboats racing. The interplay of light and water in the morning and late afternoon, and the dynamic contrast between sails and sky, are featured in his work. He also frequently photographs the serenity and drama of sunsets and sunrises. Frank enjoys candid photography and capturing abstract shapes within every-day objects. Also of interest are the dramatic delineations achievable in strong black and white images.
Frank received his B.A. from New York University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from George Washington University. He works for the State of New Jersey. He lives in Island Heights with his wife, Barbara Crow Parisi.
For additional information:
Frank Parisi Photography
PO Box 322, 15 Jaynes Avenue
Island Heights, NJ 08732