Pauline Pisano is an artist, cultural worker, and community organizer in various campaigns throughout New York State. She recently obtained her MSW from Silberman School of Social Work (CUNY) class of 2020 and was awarded The Carmen Ortiz Hendrick Award for Excellence with a fellow classmate. Pauline is a coordinator for the New York State Arts and Culture Committee for The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement seeking to address the interlocking issues of racism, militarism, poverty, and ecological devastation. She is a co-founder of Songs In The Key Of Resistance, a cross-movement cultural arts incubator housed by The People’s Forum. Finally, she organizes with The Institute for the Development of The Human Arts, a movement seeking to offer alternatives to mental health that challenge the current biomedical model.
Pauline was recently accepted into the Byrdcliffe's Summer Seasonal Artist Residency program of 2020.