Michael Palumbo was born in Cranston, Rhode Island in 1955. After attending the University of Rhode Island, where he majored in art, Palumbo moved to New York City to attend the Pratt Institute. While focusing on his art, Palumbo also worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York before moving to The New School. There, he worked in the Financial Aid office for thirteen years before becoming the Senior Office Assistant in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons School of Design. He is currently the Senior Office Assistant in Parsons School of Art, Media, and Technology. Palumbo remains a practicing artist, working in the mediums of painting, drawing, and land art.
Parsons School of Design oral history program