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A Brief Bio for The Jessica Park Project website

Tony Gengarelly

Tony Gengarelly, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of fine arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  He has written and published on a variety of subjects, including Political Justice, Early American Modernism, Native American painting and Outsider Art.  Most noteworthy are articles for the Mind's Eye and Folk Art Messenger; publications on American poster art, Maurice Prendergast, and artists on the autism spectrum.  He has edited and written two books on the art of Jessica Park (Exploring Nirvana, MCLA 2008; A World Transformed, MCLA 2014).  Other books include Randy Trabold's Northern Berkshire County (Arcadia 2003); Distinguished Dissenters and Opposition to the 1919-1920 Red Scare (Edwin Mellen, 1996).  Dr. Gengarelly has curated individually or produced with his students over 40 exhibitions.  Some of these have been featured at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, MCLA Gallery 51, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and currently the FPA House 94 Porter Street Gallery.  He has served as Chair for the Fine and Performing Arts department (2004-2012) and as Managing Editor for the Mind's Eye (1997-2003).  For the past fifteen years he has been the Director of the Jessica Park Project.