Felicity Palma is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring women’s stories at the intersections of migration, folklore, and feminism. Her work to date has taken the form of moving image, video performance, expanded cinema and installation, and has explored ghost stories, self-critique, women's embodied traumas, young women living with cancer, the connection between landscape and memory, anti-immigrant sentiment in the Mediterranean, and the social construction of race in southern Italy. Born and raised in California, she has spent significant time studying, working, and researching in New York, Italy, South Africa, and Mexico.
As a candidate for an MFA in Experimental & Documentary Art at Duke University, she is currently based in Durham, NC, and is working alongside renowned artists Shambhavi Kaul and Tom Rankin. Her preferred mediums include 16mm film, VHS, medium format photography, fiber arts,and soundscapes. She is the recipient of multiple awards, grants and fellowships, including the Flaherty Film Fellowship, the Anne Scott Firor Research Award, the Kenan Ethics Fellowship, Duke Bass Connections Fellowship, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.