Marc Pally

I like to think about taking those skills and those achievements that we have through the best of Modernism, the best of intellectual inquiry, and self fulfillment, and we bring that into a social realm, so that we have a way of sharing that and building upon our individual achievements to create a sense of a kind of common order, or common good, or common aspiration. And I see that art can do that.

Marc Pally is an artist and curator/administrator specializing in public art.  After receiving an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Pally pursued a career as an artist and as an administrator/planner/curator. Pally’s artwork may be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art among others.  Pally taught studio art for many years at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, served as the Director of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and was City Planner for Public Art at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles.  The latter position began Pally’s career in the field of public art, where he has become a nationally recognized leader for the development and management of public art projects, primarily in the private sector.  Pally currently serves as Artistic Director of Glow, a biannual dusk and beyond art event on the beach in Santa Monica, California. His passion and commitment is to engage the vision of artists in the public realm thereby helping to create environments in which the unexpected and often the enigmatic reside as key elements in our common spaces.