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Regina Valluzzi

Arlington, MA - United States

Regina Valluzzi - Fine Artist

Regina Valluzzi

Member Since: 06/08/2010

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Statement:
Artists often depict themes drawn from our experiences of the world. As a practicing scientist I've created a large number of images for a scientific context: images that were themselves data, images of data, images as illustrations of data and hypotheses, and images serving as guides to complex concepts buit up from data and hypotheses. These technical images are very different from the illustrations and images of everdyay things. Rather than a direct depiction, technical images must often serve as visual similes to data and hypotheses, and as visual metaphors for complex and often highly abstract concepts.

Imagery as similes or metaphors for abstract technical concepts is incorporated into many of my paintings. Often my paintings are abstractions and impressions of things I've seen molecules do, or paintings with rhythmic patterns reminiscent and inspired by theoretical concepts underlying my experiments. Lately I've been exploring ideas of cooperativity and connectivity; emergent phenomena, percolation, and other ideas from contemporary Soft Matter Physics, Biocomplexity and Ecology, Nanoscience, and Particle Physics. My art will often take key elements of complex scientific ideas and alter their context to one of artistic expression. This allows the works to simultaneously comment on the emotional content of scientific experience, and on the scientist's relationship to imagery and representation of complex abstract concepts.

Short Bio
Dr. Valluzzi holds BS's in Materials Science (3) and in Humanities (21.6 - Music composition) with a minor in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While Dr. Valluzzi is better known for her work in protein biophysics and bionanotechnology, she has always pursued her love of art. She studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts Museum School in Boston while simultaneously pursuing her degrees at MIT. The balance of her artistic training has been self-taught, through experiments with paint and painting materials and various lessons from her father, who was also a painter.

A number of her original pieces have been sold into private collections (email for a listing), and she has shown in juried, non-juried, and ad-hoc shows for over two decades.


Shows and Exhibits

1989 Exhibit with Gerald McCarty at the MIT student Gallery
http://tech.mit.edu/V109/N8/val.08a.html
1989 Exhibited at the Newport Rhode Island Outdoor Art Festival
1990 Part of a juried group show sponsored by the Long Island Artists League
1992 Exhibited in the UMass Amherst graduate student lounge
2003 -2006 Artwork exhibited at Evolved Nanomaterial Sciences (on loan as corporate art)
2010 Exhibited in the Arlington Open Studios
2010 Exhibited in the Arlington, MA Jam N Java coffee shop, November 2010 through the end of December
2010 Exhibited in the Brighton Allston heritage Museum Indoor Arts Fair
2010 Exhibited in group show at the New School for Music, Cambridge, MA (juried, as part of a fundraising gala)
2010 'Woodshed group show', Woodshed gallery, Franklin, MA (juried)
2011 Melrose Arts Festival (juried)
2011 '9x12' group show, Ferencvarosi Pince Gallery, Budapest, curated by Beata Szechy
2011 'Identity' group show at the Brighton Allston Heritage Museum, curated by John Quatrale
2011 'Appearances' group show, part of the Provincetown Green Arts festival, curated by Dorothy Palanza
2011 'Images of Arlington' community Art show, sponsored by the Arlington Center for the Arts
2011 Keep a Child Alive, charity Art show and auction
2011 Still Point 3, juried group show, Still Point online Art Gallery
2011 Beacon Hill Art Walk

Represented by Turning Art, Member of the Arlington Center for the Arts

Recognition
2010 Special Recognition for Edge of Eden in Landscape painting competition sponsored by the Light Space and Time Gallery online (http://www.lightspacetime.com/landscapes-exhibition-january-2011/)

2010 Interviewed on Cambridge Cable Television, by Danny Degug. The link to the recorded interview is here: http://www.blip.tv/file/4255617

2010 Drawing 'Gaia' Featured in Pink Panther Online Magazine http://www.calameo.com/read/00021430527b959ffb924

2010 Online - 4 works featured on the Redbubble Homepage, 1 work featured on the Fine Art America home page., Featured on the Women Artists page of the AROHO foundation, featured in Artist Quirk blog


Artwork in Private Collections
New York
Arnheim, Netherlands
Connecticut
Long Island
Worcester, MA
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Seacliff, NY
Zurich, Switzerland
Hadley, MA
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tskuba, Japan
Cambridge, UK



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Marc Huebner - Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg

by Marc Huebner was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/11/2011

Michael Velkovich - Georgia Field

Georgia Field

by Michael Velkovich was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/11/2011

Michael Velkovich - Self Portrait R1

Self Portrait R1

by Michael Velkovich was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/11/2011

Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac - The Owl and the Pussycat in the Beginning

The Owl and the Pussycat...

by Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/11/2011

Charlie Spear - Matisse Juggling Fish In The Rain In His Brain

Matisse Juggling Fish In...

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/10/2011

Charlie Spear - Letting The Idea Burn

Letting The Idea Burn

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 12/07/2011

Paulo Zerbato - Fertile Imagination

Fertile Imagination

by Paulo Zerbato was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Paulo Zerbato - Nearer To You

Nearer To You

by Paulo Zerbato was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Anne Weirich - The golden wave

The golden wave

by Anne Weirich was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Anne Weirich - Blue marguerites

Blue marguerites

by Anne Weirich was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Anne Weirich - Voyage maritime

Voyage maritime

by Anne Weirich was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Keith Francis - Ice Print number 6

Ice Print number 6

by Keith Francis was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Jeffrey Frisch - Skyworms with Giraffe and Ficus Tree

Skyworms with Giraffe...

by Jeffrey Frisch was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Jeffrey Frisch - Mother Needle-Nose Teaching Its Young to Hunt

Mother Needle-Nose...

by Jeffrey Frisch was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/30/2011

Callie Fink - My Fantasy City II

My Fantasy City II

by Callie Fink was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/29/2011

Len Stomski - Schnieder Farm study

Schnieder Farm study

by Len Stomski was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/26/2011

Piotr Antonow - My Daughter Zosia

My Daughter Zosia

by Piotr Antonow was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/25/2011

Charlie Spear - Water Balloons At Sunset

Water Balloons At Sunset

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/21/2011

Marc Wilson - Cell

Cell

by Marc Wilson was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/20/2011

Marc Wilson - Genesis Device

Genesis Device

by Marc Wilson was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/18/2011

Charlie Spear - reworked PAPER ARTISTS HEADS

reworked PAPER ARTISTS...

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Charlie Spear - Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Charlie Spear - Lake Oxbow

Lake Oxbow

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Charlie Spear - Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011