A self-taught artist from Paterson, NJ, Alfonse Pagano was an assistant to Len Lye in the 1970s before attending The School of Visual Arts and the New School in NYC. His work has been shown across the country at galleries and museums, such as the Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas, and is held in various collections, including the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1990 Pagano took up photography and co-authored a photojournalism book, “Dreads,” in 1999. With an introduction from Alice Walker, the book published by Artisan/Workman Press is on its eighth printing. A move from NYC to Newark, NJ in 2011 inadvertently led to the development of a new technique forging both disciplines of painting and photography.