CHRIS VALLE ART

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Chris Valle, Assistant Professor of Art

Education:

University of Florida, MFA, 2002

Valdosta State University, BFA, 1999

Current Position:

Assistant Professor of Art
Art Department, College of Arts and Letters
The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

Courses Being Taught This Year:

Intro to Painting, Advanced Painting, Basic Design

Career Specialties:

I specialize in painting and contemporary art; combing both representation and abstraction, and traditional and experimental approaches in painting.

In my current work, I transpose these images of pop culture over re-created Italian altar paintings from the 15-16th century, using the symbolic power of these religious images to allude to how pop images have now taken on religious status. I paint these images delivered from television transparently, allowing the original altar painting to show through, making it impossible to see one without the other. The resulting dialogue between the meaning of the original with the contemporary pop image on top of it deconstructs the quasi religious use of pop images in a consumer society.

Professional and Community Activities:

My work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums in over 60 exhibitions; including 14 solo-exhibitions.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2010 Altered: Chris Valle Paintings, MacMurray College, Applebee Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois

2008 Paintings from the Altered Series, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas

2008 Paintings from the Nodular Sclerosis Series, Gallery 204, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

2007 Nodular Sclerosis: Volume 2, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

2006 Nodular Sclerosis, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

2005 Chris Valle: Retrospective, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2005 Culturally Constructed, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

2003 Dimensions of Transience, MacMurray College, Applebee Gallery, Jacksonville, IL

2003 Social Moray’s, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas.

2002 Mind Frames, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida.

2002 Biomorph, Thomas Center Galleries, Main Gallery, Gainesville, Florida.

2001 What Lies Beneath, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville.

2000 Chris Valle: Years 1998-1999, The Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville.

1999 Recent Paintings, Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Center, Hall Gallery, Valdosta, Georgia.

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

2010 Figure/Ground, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan

2010 Contempor Art 2010, Galleria d’ arte Mentana, Florence, Italy

2009 Funktified, National Juried Exhibition, Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York

2009 4th Annual Majestic National Juried Competition, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio

2009 Pinnacle: National Juried Art Exhibition, Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida

2009 The Kinsey Institute’s Juried Art Show, SOFA Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana

2008 Remedy, Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, IL

2007 ANA 35, Holter Museum of Art, Montana (Juror’s Award)

2007 The Wichita National 2007, Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas

2006 8th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

2006 ART AMISS 5, Fayetteville, AR

2006 Impulse: A Contemporary Look at Passions, Whims, and Whishes, Portland Art Center, OR

2005 Oval’s Juried Exhibition, Oval Gallery, Little Rock, AR

2005 10X10X10 for the Baum, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

2005 Small Works on Paper Touring Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Council (11 locations in AR)

2004 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California.

2004 2004 Juried Competition, Sharon Arts Center, New Hampshire.

2004 Juried Exhibition & Auction, Ivy Tech State College, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2004 Gateway National Juried Exhibition, Farmington Museum, New Mexico. H.K. Holbein Award

2004 8th Annual Cross Timbers Small Works Juried Exhibition, Campus Center Gallery,

Murray State College, Oklahoma. Honorable Mention.

2003 Valdosta National 2003, Juried Exhibition, University Gallery, Georgia. 2nd Place.

2002 National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania.

2001 San Diego Art Institute, 45th International Exhibition, San Diego, California.

2001 Fine Arts Council Juried Competition, University Gallery, UF, Gainesville, Honorable Mention.

1999 Truth in Form: Abstract Painting in the South, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida.

1999 The 12th Annual Lowndes/Valdosta Cultural Arts Center Exhibition, Lowndes/Valdosta Arts

Center, Main Gallery, Valdosta, Georgia.

1999 The 12th Annual Spring Into Art Exhibit, First State Bank & Trust Co., Valdosta, Georgia.

1998 Georgia National Juried Art Competition, Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, Georgia.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2007 Lyon College Faculty Exhibition, Kresge Gallery, Batesville, Arkansas

2007 Valdosta Collects, Valdosta, Georgia.

(group exhibition included Salvador Dali, Elaine de Kooning, Claus Oldenberg.)

2006 New Paintings, Chroma Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2005 Lyon College Art Department, Ozark Heritage Museum, Leslie, Arkansas.

2005 Selected Works, Chroma Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2004 Thea Foundation Invitational Art Exhibition, Presidential Pavilion, Little Rock, AR.

2004 Selected Works, Chroma Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2004 Batesville Area Arts Council’s Art Auction Gala, Arkansas.

2002 9th Annual Art Auction, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida.

2002 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville.

2001 Object to Theory to Object to Theory to Object…, The Ark, Gainesville, Florida.

2000 Untitled, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1999 Grinter International Art Exhibition, “Globalism, A Visual Spin Around the World”, Grinter

Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville.

1999 Human Aspirations, Agora Gallery, New York City, New York.

Published Books:

Altered: Paintings by Chris Valle

Chris Valle: Paintings from the Nodular Sclerosis Series

Culturally Constructed: Paintings by Chris Valle

Selected Grants and Awards:

ANA 35, Holter Museum of Art, Montana Juror’s Award, 2007

Visiting Artist, Accademia dell’arte, Arezzo, Italy, 2007

Visiting Artist/ Juror, Valdosta State University Art Exhibition, 2007

Juror, THEA Foundation Art Scholarships, 2007

Faculty Summer Research Grant, Lyon College, 2006

Faculty Summer Research Grant, Lyon College, 2005

Visiting Artist/ Juror, Arkansas State University Annual Student Art Exhibition, 2005

Gateway National Juried Exhibit, Farmington Museum, New Mexico. H.K. Holbein Award, 2004

8th Annual Cross Timbers Juried Exhibit, Murray State College, Oklahoma. Honorable Mention, 2004

Faculty Summer Research Grant, Lyon College, 2004

Valdosta National 2003, Juried Exhibition, University Gallery, Georgia. 2nd Place, 2003

Albert K. Murray Grant, 2001

Fine Arts Council Juried Exhibit, University Gallery, University of Florida, Honorable Mention, 2001

Albert K. Murray Grant, 2000

Previous Position:

Department of Art, Lyon College, Assistant Professor of Art

(2003—2008)

 
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current and upcoming exhibitions:

Contempor Art 2010
Galleria d’ arte Mentana, Florence, Italy • 2010

Altered: Chris Valle Paintings
MacMurray College, Applebee Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois • 2010

Figure/Ground
Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan • 2010

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