Paul Newman's character in Cool Hand Luke, 1968 was a year
marked with war, music and the birth of Luke Palermo.
Luke was raised in Ocean City, NJ and graduated from Old Dominion University in 1990 with a BFA in Graphic Design. He moved to New York City in 1992 and began an illustrated magazine, Straight Jacket Tuxedo, which ran four issues. During this time he was part of several group shows at the Jack Light Gallery. In 1997 Luke began his involvement with the New York Waste, an underground newspaper started by Crazy Glenn Wernig and Lucky Lawler. Eville, a cartoon based on living in the East Village, was created in 2002. An ongoing series and four self-published comic books, Eville, showcases Luke's unique perspective on life.
Along with art, he enjoys playing bass with Slack Tide. A man for all seasons, Luke likes to skateboard, snowboard, mountainboard, wakeboard, skimboard and surf.
His work has appeared at or in the Antagonist Art Movement NYC, Art on A Gallery NYC, Big Art Show, The Big Takeover, Bowery Poetry Club NYC, The Idiom, Jack Light Gallery NYC, New York Waste, Pterodactyl Philadelphia, The R Bar, 941 Theatre and 3 AM Magazine.