Diptych 24 inches X 40 2008
Francis Olschafskie’s work and a photograph of Francis while at MIT are exhibited in the Message and Means exhibition at Columbia University, February 25 - April 17, 2014. The exhibition is a history of and homage to Muriel Cooper who was the founder of the influential Visible Language Workshop at the MIT media Lab. Mr Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Visible Language Workshop.The exhibition was put together by curators, David Reinfurt from Princeton and Robert Wiesenberger from Columbia.
In 2011 from October 25th through December 15th of 2011, as part of Paris Photo 2011, Francis's work was featured in an exhibition entitled EXPOSITION ÉCLATS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE at le musée Adrien Mentienne , Bry-sur-Marne.
In March of 2009 Francis’s work was included in an exhibition at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. The exhibition was entitled “Artists Books as (sub) Culture”. The exhibition included work from individual artists as well as works from museum collections including the MOMA and the Smithsonian.
In 2008 Olschafskie's photographs were placed in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
In France in 2007 Mr Olschafskie was honored at the state of the city address by the mayor of Bry Sur Marne for his work at the Daguerre Association.
Francis W. Olschafskie has been a practicing Artist for over twenty five years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris; the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston.
Mr Olschafskie has received numerous Artist in Resident grants and a Artist Fellowship from the Artist Foundation in Boston.
Mr Olschafskie has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC , The International Center of Photography in NYC, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History and Computer imaging.
Mr Olschafskie did his graduate work in Visual Studies at the Visible Language Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Laboratory, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art.