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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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Gary Frederick Brown - Gravity Test

Gravity Test

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Deep in the Woods

Deep in the Woods

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Whirlwind of Color

Whirlwind of Color

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Destination

Destination

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Fully Cooked

Fully Cooked

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - A View From a Window

A View From a Window

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Ascent or Descent

Ascent or Descent

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Aquatic 1

Aquatic 1

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Seen On A Dive

Seen On A Dive

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Oceanica

Oceanica

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Ears And Spheres

Ears And Spheres

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Gary Frederick Brown - Hidden Darkness Hidden Light

Hidden Darkness Hidden...

by Gary Frederick Brown was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 11/17/2011

Meirion Matthias - Golden Decay

Golden Decay

by Meirion Matthias was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 07/30/2011

Meirion Matthias - Corn Poppies And Twin Lambs

Corn Poppies And Twin...

by Meirion Matthias was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 07/30/2011

Meirion Matthias - Lamb With Barley

Lamb With Barley

by Meirion Matthias was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 07/30/2011

Meirion Matthias - Black Point Light

Black Point Light

by Meirion Matthias was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 07/30/2011

Evelina Popilian - Looking for The Sun

Looking for The Sun

by Evelina Popilian was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 07/05/2011

Lee Plate - A Well Lighted Place one

A Well Lighted Place one

by Lee Plate was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/29/2011

Lee Plate - Short and Tall

Short and Tall

by Lee Plate was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/29/2011

Marc Wilson - The hypnotoad made me draw it

The hypnotoad made me...

by Marc Wilson was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/28/2011

Igor Postash - Alice Wake Up

Alice Wake Up

by Igor Postash was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/07/2011

Charlie Spear - Chartreuse Waves of Grain

Chartreuse Waves of Grain

by Charlie Spear was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/04/2011

Conor Murphy - Evening at Duxbury Bay

Evening at Duxbury Bay

by Conor Murphy was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/04/2011

Rein Nomm - Reflection on a Blue Nude

Reflection on a Blue Nude

by Rein Nomm was favorited by Regina Valluzzi on 06/04/2011