Curator

Jennifer Zazo is a native New Yorker of Italian descent who knew prematurely that she would pursue the arts as a career. As a curator and an interdisciplinary artist, her interest in the art field began early in life. As a child, she has always been intrigued with art, music, fashion and dance and was exposed to a diversity of experiences at a young age. She attended The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates, NY where she graduated with art honors and received her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. She received her MS in Communication Studies with a minor in Museum Education from The College of New Rochelle (GPA 4.0) and is currently pursuing a degree in Museum Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

Ms. Zazo is the founder and CEO of PíZAZ Consulting which provides logistical support to clients relating to exhibition design, strategy, installation and marketing, as well as acquisitions. Her curatorial work began with The Black Madonna exhibition, originally curated for Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle where she served as the Director for five years. Some of Ms. Zazoís other curatorial projects include The Art of Magic, Fifteen Years: The Art of Laura James (currently on view at Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle). Byron Goto: A Retrospective, From Venice to Vegas: Circus Memorabilia from the Collection of Earl Chaney, Fifty Years of Powwow (site-specific exhibit of work by contemporary Native American artists to augment the Field Museumís traveling exhibition), and her participation in the curatorial selections of YEA!: An exhibition of work by Young Emerging Artists at The Westchester Arts Council.

Independent projects have provided opportunities to work with organizations such as Citibank, Zoomari Films, The Brazil Ministry of Health, The United Nations, The National Museum of Catholic Art and History, Bronx Council on the Arts, Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere Region, UNAids, Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Riverdale Mental Health Association .