Val Sivilli

artist

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Val Sivilli

PO Box 115 . 692 Riegelsville Road . Milford NJ 08848

valsivilli@gmail.com     www.valsivilli.com

EDUCATION

  • M.F.A. Mason Gross School of the Art , Rutgers , Printmaking, Painting
  • B.F.A. Alfred University, Alfred, NY . Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics
  • SUNY at Purchase, Visual arts

TEACHING

  • Bucks County Community College: Drawing, Screenprinting: 2003 – present
  • Raritan Valley Community College: Art of the Book, Color Theory, Screenprinting, Art  Appreciation, 2-D Design, Lithography : 2003 – present
  • The College of New Jersey: The Art of the Book, Conceptual Art Seminar/Studio: Foundation 2005 – 2008
  • Warren County Community College: Color Theory: 2005 – 2008
  • Rutger’s Center Innovative PP, New Brunswick, NJ monoprinting workshop
  • Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, Screenprinting Workshop 1999
  • The Farm Study Center for Sustainable Living, Summer Program
  • Hunterdon Art Museum – Screenprinting Workshops 1996
  • Artworks, Trenton, NJ – Woodcut 1993-4, Adult Figure Drawing Classes
  • Pohatkong Middle School: Studio in the School Program: EncausticsWorkshops
  • NJ Center For the Arts: Summit, Printmaking 1991-92
  • Drew University, Madison NJ, Etching, Monoprinting & Lithography: 1989-90
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, as a graduate student , maintained Silk Screen shop and taught all waterbased screenprinting classes: 1987 – 1989
  • Center for the Arts, a youth art center, Huntington, NY, Kiln Technician

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Bucks County Community College: Cultural Incentive Grant for Poetry and the Visual Arts, A Collaborative Screenprinted Banner Project, Newtown, PA
  • The Hunterdon Art Tour : THAT: Founding member of steering committee to open Artists studios  and connect artist to each other and the larger community.  First Tour slated for: May 6-7 2017
  • Acquisition by Lafayette University’s Artist Book Collection, 2016
  • Winter 2015: 3-month Residency : Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos NM
  • Fall 2015 “Go Green Award” for visual artist, Easton Partnership, Easton PA

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS:  ARTIST’S BOOKS / BANNERS/ MURALS / PRINTING PROJECTS

  • Book Design & Graphics with / Ross Gay “The Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” edition of 3, summer 2016
  • Collaborative Artist Book  with Fred Lowe & Ulla Warchol : “Singing Head” 2014
  • Graphic Handmade Book : “The Wild Boar” Book Structure Collaboration with Ulla Warchol  2015
  • BCCC Poet Laureate Banner Project with Caren Friedman, 2016
  • Design with / Ross Gay “The Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” Screen Printed Banner
  • Peace Flag: Graphics & Screenprinting with Chaz Hampton 2014
  • “Tree of Life” Mural in Frenchtown NJ, 2013, Harrison Street
  • Leon Golub 2nd printing of 1950’s Etchings/Monoprinted by Collaboration at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
  • Nancy Spero : Collaborative Torture Print for Center of Contemporary Art, NYC

STUDIO ASSISTANT to LEON GOLUB & NANCY SPERO – 1986-1991:

  • Assigned to all practical functions within the artists studio.
  • Prep, masking, paint layering and finish work on Mr. Golub’s  paintings.
  • Master Printer of Mr. Golub’s etchings: editioned at Bob Blackburns Prinmaking Workshop, NYC
  • INHOUSE and ONSITE printer for Ms. Spero.
  • Printed accompanying Ms. Spero for on site for installations. Projects included Josh Baer Gallery, NY; S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto; L.O. Gallery,Phila; 4 Cities Project, Derry, N Ireland; Circulo des Bellas Artes, Madrid; New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. 1986–1991

SOLO SHOWS

  • SFA Gallery, Frenchtown NJ Solo Exhibition: Unpacking the Wild Beast
  • PULP, Frenchtown NJ
  • Center for Contemporary Art CCA: Bedminster, NJ: Singing Head w. Fred Lowe & Ulla Warchol
  • The Madelon Powers Gallery, BodyPrints, East Stroudsburg University
  • Gallery 31 North , Glen Gardner, NJ , Body Prints
  • Steamroller Gallery, Frenchtown , NJ
  • Nabisco Brands Gallery, East Hanover, NJ
  • Johnson and Johnson Gallery, The New Jersey Artist Series
  • The Hunterdon Museum Clinton, NJ
  • The Gallery of South Orange: South Orange, NJ
  • Pebble Hill Church Doylestown, PA
  • The Donald Palmer Museum Springfield, NJ
  • The Korn Gallery Drew University, Madison, N.J
  • Cocina Del Sol & El Segundo Clinton NJ
  • Alchemy Gallery, Frenchtown NJ
  • OWOWCOW, Ottsville PA & Wrightstown PA
  • Small World Coffee:  Princeton NJ
  • NelliRae’s , Revere, PA
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition Downtown Arts Building, MGSA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • Art du Cuchon, Connexions Gallery, Easton PA
  • Art of Preservation, Kirkland Farm, PA
  • Philadelphia Sketch Society’s 152nd Small Oil Painting Juried Show
  • NOVO NORDISK Corporate office, Princeton NJ
  • Group Show: Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton PA
  • BODIES AND SOUL at the MONTCLAIR Public Library, 2015,curated by Larry Dell
  • MATTER, with Chaz Hampton, Frenchtown NJ
  • RVCC Faculty Exhibitions : 2003 – 2016
  • Station of the Cross Clinton Presbyterian Church, N
  • Art & Antiques, Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ
  • Hunterdon County Land Trust Alliance, Plein Air Project
  • Fish & Foul The Triumph Brewery, New Hope PA
  • Grounds for Art,  Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
  • SYNOPSIS@10 Pierro Gallery of South Orange
  • The Gallery Petite High Bridge, NJ
  • Hudson Bank Window Frenchtown, NJ, installation
  • The Artists of Hunterdon County Hunterdon Museum of Art
  • Main Street Gallery Prince Frederick, MD
  • Gallery 37 (gallery artist) Summitt, NJ
  • Genius Loci, a sense of place, Prallsville Mills, Stockton
  • Borders Book Store, Princeton,
  • Ben Shahn Gallery: American Impressions: Cont American Prints.curator: Judith Brodsky
  • Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery Lambertville, NJL
  • Hootenanny Magazine, Benefit CB’s Gallery, NYC
  • Artworks, group exhibition Trenton, NJ:
  • Artsquad Current State of American Drawing, Easton PA
  • Riverrun Gallery National Juried Exhibition, Lambertville, NJ
  • 30th Anniversary Show Rutgers, Invitational
  • Small Works Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
  • At the Edge II: A National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, curated by Wendy Weitman:
  • China, June 4…, Institute for Contemporary Art PS1, NYC
  • Spheres of Influence NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ:
  • Artists Book, Montclair U, curated by Larry McKim
  • Reagan: The Cultural Icon City Gallery, Bucknell & Humphrey Gallery
  • The Triannual Portrait Show The Ridge Street Gallery, NYC
  • The Jane Doe Show  The Pyramid Gallery, NYC
  • The Helms Degenerate Art Show ,Circus Maximus, NYC
  • The Outdoor Artists Project, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York
  • The Sex Show,  Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
  • The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York:
  • MFA Group Exhibition The Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
  • New Prints Northeast, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
  • Real Democracy White Columns, NYC
  • CONEXES at MOCHA collab.Nancy Spero NYC-MOCA & San Paulo, Brazil
  • A.I.R. Christmas Show A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
  • The Year of The Ox – Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, New York
  • Western New York Artists Show Allbright – Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY

  • CivilianArt:  Graphic Design & Screenprinting : Specializing in Tee Shirt Graphics & Civilian’s Printmaking Studio: Linocut, Etching, Monotype Classes Handprinted T-shirt & Monoprinting Workshops
  • The Steamroller Gallery cooperative gallery , Frenchtown, NJ Director & founding partner with M. Henkin Bader charged with all the basic functions of the gallery: monthly mailings, hangings , PR
  • 3 Artists Creekside . Founding partner , artist collective , Frenchtown NJ
  • Coordinator of High School Youth Mural Project “TREE OF LIFE” at 108 Harrison St, Frenchtown NJ  summer 2007
  • T-Shirt Design Contests: Environmental Club, Del Val High School and many others.
  • Graphic Designer for RIVERFEST, Frenchtown NJ 2005 – present
  • Special Projects Director for CREO. the creative voice of the river valley, a local arts publication in Bucks/Hunterdon Counties/Delaware River Valley:  2001-3
  • Coordinator of an Art Auction to benefit the Frenchtown Elementary Art Program 1995
  • 8th grade Project to Layout and Research the Frenchtown Newsletter
  • Founding Member of A.G.E.N.T. a local environmental education organization
  • Organizer of Annual River Garbage Sculpture Project, Frenchtown, NJ – 2 years
  • PTA sponsored printmaking projects at the Frenchtown Elementary School:
  • Coordinator of High School Youth Mural Project “TREE OF LIFE” at 108 Harrison St, Frenchtown NJ  summer 2007
  • Graphic Designer for RIVERFEST, Frenchtown NJ 2005 – present
  • Special Projects Director for CREO. the creative voice of the river valley, a local arts publication in Bucks/Hunterdon Counties/Delaware River Valley:  2001-3
  • PTA sponsored after school printmaking program

PRINTED MATTER

  • The Vagina Monologues playbill, illustrations page 4 & 39, Jersey City NJ : 2009
  • PAINTING IN THE KEY OF LIGHT: the work of Val Sivilli, cover article, TIME OFF, throughout central NJ, June 16-25 2000
  • Sunday Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins, SPOTLIGHT, ART CENTER1996
  • TIME OFF, Cover article, Steve Janus 1996
  • “One man’s trash becomes another’s treasure” 1996
  • Liz Johnson, WHAT’s Up, Hunterdon County Democrat & Del Val News
  • ART CENTER,showing the art of the local & world community, Courier News 1996
  • STAR LEDGER, “Trash Art in Frenchtown” 1995
  • PROFILE – Frenchtown woman exhibits , DEL VAL NEWS 1994
  • Fish & Figurative – Springfield Leader, Suburban news 1994
  • Heresies Magazine: The Art of Education editorial collective, 1990
  • Texas Fine Arts, Juried Print Exhibit” Exhibition catalog, essay by Wendy Weitman, asst curator, MOMA Visual Arts, At the Edge II Austin American-Statesman 1009
  • Reagan: American Icon Exhibition Catalog, curated by Robert Metzger, 1989
  • A Skewering of Reagan In a Surprising Form The New York Times, Sunday, 1989
  • Watershed, Lewisberg Exhibit Features Reagan The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1989
  • Reagan in Art: Bucknell show depicts Ex-President Phila Inquirer, Daily Magazine 1989
  • CONEXES Exhibition Catalog, exhibited at “Committed to Print” 1987 collection Museum of Modern Art, NYC, and MOCHA, NYC, catalog essay by Lucy Lippard 1987

 REFERENCES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST valsivilli@gmail.com

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