William Loccisano was born in 1973 in Sarasota, Florida. At the age of twenty-five he 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 and 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—and, for photography, Tina Barney; 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 during the time Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story received the National Magazine Award (Ellie Award) for fiction; Terence Koh: Flowers for Baudelaire received a 2010 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of art books; Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America was honored with 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 Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms—Works from 1959–1979 was picked by Time magazine as one of the top five art books of the year.
Recently, William worked on Degenerate Art and Berlin Metropolis, two exhibitions designed by Pandiscio Co. which were on extended show at 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