Regina Valluzzi - Fine Artist

Regina Valluzzi

Arlington, MA - United States








Regina Valluzzi

Arlington, MA - United States

Regina Valluzzi - Fine Artist

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Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Scientific imagery can be as impenetrable as well as intriguing and beautiful. Analysis of many technical diagrams, presentations of data, and scientific images is a set of commonly accepted rules that are learned and internalized over years of study and publication. These rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they could also become barriers to new ideas and insights.

Valluzzi's images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization, they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists. Her approach is quite irreverent and mischievous.

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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

BS in Humanities (Visual Art Minor) and BS in Material Science, MIT 1989
PhD Polymer Science UMass Amherst 1997

Solo Exhibitions 2011 – 2013
2014 Aesthetic Experiments Remis Gallery, Newbury, MA
2013 at Lifeyield, Boston
2012 “Insight and Allusion”, curated by john Quatrale, The Gallery at Athans Cafe, Brighton, MA
2012 at Crema in Harvard Square, Cambridge
2012 at Mullen, Boston
2010 at the Jam N' Java coffeehouse in Arlington MA

Other Exhibition Highlights 2011 – 2013
2013 Red Wall gallery, Contemporary Art Fair, Javits Center, NYC, NY
2013 “Unthemed and varied”, the Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
2013 Members Juried Show 1 and II, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
2012 “Driven to Abstraction” 4 person show, Old Shwamb Mill, Arlington, MA, curated by Regina Valluzzi
2012- 2014 Mathematical Art exhibit at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (3x)
2012 'Glitz' National Group show, Annmarie Museum and Sculpture Garden, Solomons, MD
2012 'With the Other Eye', the Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
2012, 2013 WGBH Winter Art Auction
2011 '9x12', Ferencvarosi Pince Gallery, Budapest, curated by Beata Szechy
2011 'Identity', Brighton Allston Heritage Museum, curated by John Quatrale
2011 'Appearances', Provincetown Green Arts festival, curated by Dorothy Palanza
2011 Still Point 3, international show, Still Point online Art Gallery
2011 “Artists in the Arboretum” Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011 Paperworks InternationalWinners Show, bjspoke gallery, Huntington, NY
2011 'Red', Inside Out Gallery Somerville, MA
2011 'Rising Above' Invitational show at the West Side Arts Coalition NYC, NY, curated by Carson Grant
2011, 2012 SMART International Science math and Art Festival, Los Alamos, NM (finalist both years)
2011 “Early Winter Show”, “Just my Imagination” (2 exhibits), Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
2011 “Regeneration”, regional show, Arlington Art Association, Arlington, MA

Publications 2011 - 2013
Diagram Magazine, small portfolio feature, 2012
Oddball Magazine, image feature, 2012
The Quotable, image feature, 2012
Palooka, portfolio Feature, 2012
Black Fox Review, image feature, 2013
Prick of the Spindle Portfolio Feature and cover (online), 2012
Cover of Agave Magazine, Vol 1 issue 2 plus image feature (online)
Interview and portfolio feature in Tampa Review online, Issue 10, October 2013
Cover, Prick of the Spindle Print Edition, Issue 4, 2013
Cover of 'Communitas'
Image featured in “Focus” the news magazine of the Mathematical Association of America 2012
Cover of the Bridges math art exhibition catalogue 2013 (exhibition at the Join Mathematical meeting in San Diego)
Cover of “Focus” the Newsmagazine of the American Mathematical Association, March 2013
Cover of “Natural History” Magazine July/Aug 2013, and portfolio feature
Portfolio feature and interview, Tampa Review online, October 2013

Awards 2011-2013
Best in Show (1 of 2), The Gallery at 100 Market Street “Un-Themed and Varied”, 2013
Juror's Choice Attleboro art museum member's show 2012
Honorable Mention at the SMART Science and Art Festival 2011, Los Alamos, NM
2 Special Recognition awards in international online juried shows hosted by Light Space and Time 2011, ArtSlant Showcase winner 2011

Press, blogosphere, recognition
Interviewed on 2012
Featured and interviewed on the ArtVenue blog 2012
Featured and interviewed on Artist Quirk 2011
Featured in Jamaica Plain Patch article on Artists in the Arboretum exhibit 2011
Featured in Long article on “paperworks” winners show exhibit, 2011
Featured in an article at NE Home Magazine online 2012
Featured and interviewed in an article in Boston Business Journal, 2013
Featured in Seacoast Online review of “Unthemed and Varied: The Winter Exhibit” 2012
Interviewed on Cambridge Public television 2010
Featured on blogs: Todo el oro de Mundo, Popperfont, It’s Ok to be Smart, Slightly Wonky

Work is in private collections in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Malta and the corporate collection of Seyfarth Shaw law offices in Boston. “Density of States” is on loan to the Materials Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as public art.
Links to articles and features
Art in magazines, online magazines, art blogs (go to p85 or search Valluzzi)

Reviews of exhibits and magazines mentioning Valluzzi

Blog reviews

Press releases (recent) on PR Newswire

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

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Boston Area Exhibit Opening Saturday

Arlington, MA - November 28th, 2012

Geometry Drives the Winter Exhibit at the Old Schwamb Mill November 27, Arlington MA The Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington MA ( has been part of the area's Industrial and cultural history for over 100 years, often acting as an incubator for Artists and Artisans in the Boston area. Exhibits of Contemporary Art continue this tradition. The Winter show features work by f...

Coalescing Lines And Color In Bostons South End

Arlington, MA - April 19th, 2012

One of Boston’s best Bed and Breakfasts is also one of its newest Art Galleries. 14 Union Park bed and breakfast in Boston’s South End will be hosting rotating 3 month exhibits. Each exhibit will feature work by a small group of local artists, with artists grouped in the guest rooms and public locations of the building. Among the work in the exhibit beginning in May are several drawings by Dr. Regina Valluzzi, a science focused artist. There will be an open house and reception on the afternoon of May 4, 12 PM – 2 PM. the Open House is a great opportunity to meet the artists. See the 14 Union Park website for more information, or contact Audrey Burkhart ( audrey “at” 14unionpark “dot” com) 14 Union Park Bed + Breakfast; 14 Union Park; Boston, MA 02118 T. 281-636-1492; F. 617-419-1045

Insight And Allusion Opens In Brighton

Arlington, MA - April 19th, 2012

"Insight and Allusion" featuring science-inspired paintings by Dr. Regina Valluzzi, at Athan’s European Bakery & Café The public opening reception is Sunday April 29 - 6-8 pm. Artist Talkback - April 29 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 617.734.7028 | 407 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135 || MBTA Buses 57, 65, 86, 501 & 503| 8 am-10 pm everyday| runs through June 3, 2012 Enjoy a bright idea in Brighton this Spring. The Athan's Cafe and Bakery is hosting an exhibition of Science inspired art from April 12 through June 3. The exhibit features colorful and organic paintings by Dr. Regina Valluzzi, an artist with decades of research experience in the Physical and Biomedical Sciences. Independent curator John Quatrale has selected a group of engaging and intriguing original artworks for the exhibit. Art can make Science more approachable. A painting can capt...

Regina Valluzzi, The Nerdly Painter, Showing At The Blue Glass Cafe

Arlington, MA - October 23rd, 2011

Boston, MA Boston has a spectacular new location for abstract and contemporary 2-D art. The Blue Glass cafe is a bright modern counter-service cafe in the Lobby of the Hancock Tower in Copley Square, Boston. The cafe has embarked upon a "Local Artist Project", showcasing the work of a number of artists in the cafe's mezzanine seating area. The summer artist show, their first, was a solid success. The second will run through early winter, and the exhibit is already building early excitement. The exhibit features local abstract artist Regina Valluzzi aka "The Nerdly Painter", a painting physicist whose work often alludes to concepts and phenomena from her years of scientific research. There are no fewer than 3 artists from the Abstract Artists group of New England featured as well. In addition to Valluzzi, abstract painters John Maciejowski and Joshua Marcus, all from the AAGNE g...

Artist Regina Valluzzi To Exhibit In Portsmouth

Arlington, MA - October 23rd, 2011

The “Early Winter ‘11 Exhibition” at The Gallery at 100 Market will feature biomorphic abstract expressionism to photo-realism, and a painting by a renowned sculpture and stills from music video. It includes professional who have practiced for decades on the seacoast exhibiting alongside emerging artists. “Early Winter 11” opens October 28 with an artists' reception 5 to 7 p.m., at 100 Market St. Portsmouth, and runs through January 13. Given the gallery’s four floors of wall space, the show has always offered opportunity to numerous artists to connect directly with buyers and other interested galleries. The current show features 16 artists from three states, the majority with multiple works or sizable collections, allowing for a real insight into the artists’ styles, says Michael Simchik, gallery patron and owner of 100 Market. “In a show with so many artists of individual...

Original Art By Regina Valluzzi On Display In Arlington Center

Arlington, MA - October 25th, 2010

Patterned and rhythmic abstract and abstract realist paintings by Dr. Regina Valluzzi are on display at the JamN'Java coffee shop, in the center of Downtown Arlington, MA, through January 2011. Among the works on display are several larger abstract paintings described by viewers as "like light through stained glass". A Physicist by training, with a number of peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Valluzzi incorporates experiential aspects of her scientific background into her work. The Jam N' Java coffehouse is located off the Minuteman Bike trail, near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Rte. 60 in the heart of downtown Arlington Center. It is an emerging hotspot for Arlington's Art and music scene, featuring live performances and a rotating selection of local artists' work - in addition to great snacks, tea and coffee. Jam N' Java 594 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476-5006 Mon-Sun 6:30 am - 7 pm