William Loccisano grew up in Sarasota, Florida and at the age of twenty-five left for New York City and began an apprenticeship with Richard Pandiscio. During this period at Pandiscio Co. he learned graphic design and developed an affinity for designing books, exhibitions, and working with artists.
From the outset his work has focused on creating books tailored to each artist, rather than on developing a set of stylistic mannerisms. Works have included monographs for painters John Currin, Peter Doig, James Nares, and Julian Schnabel; photographer Tina Barney; sculptor Rachel Feinstein—and exhibition catalogues for Wendell Castle, Peter Doig, James Franco, Terence Koh, Sarah Morris, Laurie Simmons, Leo Villareal, and Ronald S. Lauder's Neue Galerie, New York.
Select recognitions: Designer for Francis Ford Coppola's National Magazine Award (Ellie Award) winning Zoetrope: All-Story; Designer for Terence Koh: Flowers for Baudelaire and received the 2010 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of art books; Designer for Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America and received the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) 2012 Award for Excellence, and was one of Amazon.com’s 2012 Best Books of the Year; and designer for Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms—Works from 1959–1979, and one of Time magazine’s top five art books of the year.
Recently, William worked on Degenerate Art,Berlin Metropolis, and Before the Fall, a trilogy of exhibitions designed by Pandiscio Co., which were on extended show at Ronald S. Lauder's Neue Galerie New York, and broke attendance records in the museum’s history.
William Loccisano lives in Beacon, New York with his wife, toddler, and twin babies, and is reachable by emailing email@example.com