Jill pangallo is…
a multidisciplinary performer and freelance creative consultant. She is best known for her comedic multimedia works that deal with identity and mass culture. In addition to performing solo, exhibiting internationally, and curating ensemble events, Jill works with some of New York City’s most talented alternative performers to develop their own solo works.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern California, Pangallo received a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Psychology from Eugene Lang College. In the years following, she spent her days running an advertising production studio and nights performing on the downtown alt-cabaret circuit. In the fall of 2005, Pangallo relocated to Austin to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of Texas, which she received in May of 2008. She performs and shows internationally as the collaborative duo, SKOTE, which she co-directs with Alex P. White. As one-half of the performance duo, the HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka), she performs in long running NYC ensemble shows. Pangallo has received numerous awards and accolades including grants from the University of Texas, The Idea Fund, City of Austin’s Art in Public Places and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2010 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program and served on the alumni association. She has performed with and served on the advisory board of Provincetown's Afterglow Festival. She curates a variety of ensemble performance events, including The Way We Were. Pangallo recently completed a residency with SKOTE at Pioneer Works and released Your Main Thing, a self-produced web series. Her latest theater project, Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper (in collaboration with performer Shane O’Neill) had it's NYC premiere at the Wild Project in the Fall of 2017. She is currently performing Low Vibrations, her half-hour, stand-up set. She lives and works in New York City.