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PO Box 115 • Milford NJ 08848  valsivilli@gmail.com 

EDUCATION

  • MFA Mason Gross School of the Art , Rutgers , Printmaking, Painting
  • BFA Alfred University, Alfred, NY . Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics
  • BFA Program @ SUNY at Purchase, Visual arts – Foundation

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  1. “No-Filter” 2 person exhibition at Whittemore CCC, Oldwick, NJ 2021
  2. “14C ARTFAIR” SOLO exhibitor, Jersey City, NJ Feb 2020, Nov 2021 Mana Contemporary
  3. Caldwell University, New Jersey, BEASTS 3rd floor gallery 2020
  4. RECENT WORK with Hee Jung Kim • RVCC• Branchburg, NJ Main Gallery • 2018
  5. SFA Gallery, Frenchtown NJ Solo Exhibition: Unpacking the Wild Beast
  6. PULP, Frenchtown NJ, artist in residence
  7. The Madelon Powers Gallery, BodyPrints, East Stroudsburg University
  8. Gallery 31 North , Glen Gardner, NJ , Body Prints , exhibition & workshop
  9. Steamroller Gallery, Frenchtown , NJ , collective
  10. Nabisco Brands Gallery, East Hanover, NJ
  11. Johnson and Johnson Gallery, The New Jersey Artist Series
  12. The Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ
  13. The Gallery of South Orange: South Orange, NJ
  14. Pebble Hill Church Doylestown, PA
  15. The Donald Palmer Museum Springfield, NJ
  16. The Korn Gallery Drew University, Madison, N.J
  17. Cocina Del Sol & El Segundo Clinton NJ
  18. Alchemy Gallery, Frenchtown NJ
  19. OWOWCOW, Ottsville PA & Wrightstown PA
  20. Small World Coffee, Princeton NJ
  21. NelliRae’s , Revere, PA
  22. MFA Thesis Exhibition Downtown Arts Building, MGSA

GROUP SHOWS

  1. Hunterdon Art Museum, The Hunterdon Art Tour, 2017-2021
  2. RVCC Faculty Group Shows, Branchburg NJ  2021
  3. Member’s Invitational LongYear Gallery Margaretville, NY
  4. “5 at the Mill” THAT, Stockton NJ
  5. Art of Preservation, Kirkland Farm, PA
  6. Philadelphia Sketch Society’s 152nd Small Oil Painting Juried Show
  7. NOVO NORDISK Corporate office, Princeton NJ
  8. Group Show: Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton PA
  9. BODIES AND SOUL at the MONTCLAIR Public Library
  10. RVCC Faculty Exhibitions : 2003 – 2016
  11. BCCC Faculty Exhibitions : 2003 – 2016
  12. Station of the Cross Clinton Presbyterian Church, N
  13. Art & Antiques, Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ
  14. Hunterdon County Land Trust Alliance, Plein Air Project
  15. Fish & Foul The Triumph Brewery, New Hope PA
  16. Grounds for Art,  Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
  17. SYNOPSIS@10 Pierro Gallery of South Orange
  18. The Gallery Petite High Bridge, NJ
  19. Hudson Bank Window Frenchtown, NJ, installation
  20. The Artists of Hunterdon County Hunterdon Museum of Art
  21. Main Street Gallery Prince Frederick, MD
  22. Gallery 37 (gallery artist) Summitt, NJ
  23. Genius Loci, a sense of place, Prallsville Mills, Stockton
  24. Borders Book Store, Princeton,
  25. Ben Shahn Gallery: American Impressions: Cont American Prints.curator: Judith Brodsky
  26. Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery Lambertville, NJL
  27. Hootenanny Magazine, Benefit CB’s Gallery, NYC
  28. Artworks, group exhibition Trenton, NJ:
  29. Artsquad Current State of American Drawing, Easton PA
  30. Riverrun Gallery National Juried Exhibition, Lambertville, NJ
  31. 30th Anniversary Show Rutgers, Invitational
  32. Small Works Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
  33. At the Edge II: A National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, curated by Wendy Weitman:
  34. China, June 4…, Institute for Contemporary Art PS1, NYC
  35. Spheres of Influence NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ:
  36. Artists Book, Montclair U, curated by Larry McKim
  37. Reagan: The Cultural Icon City Gallery, Bucknell & Humphrey Gallery
  38. The Triannual Portrait Show The Ridge Street Gallery, NYC
  39. The Jane Doe Show  The Pyramid Gallery, NYC
  40. The Helms Degenerate Art Show ,Circus Maximus, NYC
  41. The Outdoor Artists Project, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York
  42. The Sex Show,  Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
  43. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York:
  44. MFA Group Exhibition The Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
  45. New Prints Northeast, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
  46. Real Democracy White Columns, NYC
  47. CONEXES at MOCHA collab.Nancy Spero NYC-MOCA & San Paulo, Brazil
  48. I.R. Christmas Show A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
  49. The Year of The Ox – Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, New York
  50. Western New York Artists Show Allbright – Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 ACHIEVEMENTS

 ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Adjunct Research Project Award – Raritan Valley Community College 2020
  2. Certified Online Instructor
    • Completed Bucks County Community College’s. OL101, March 2020
    • Developed the ONLINE Version of ARTS-110 BASIC DRAWING at RVCC for SUMMER 1 2020
  3. ART DIRECTOR at WhittemoreCCC
  4. THAT: The Hunterdon Art Tour
    • Founding member / Operations / Graphic Designer
  5. BCCC Poet Laureate Print Banner Project  2015
  6. Wurlitzer Foundation, Fellow, Taos, New Mexico, 2015
  7. Lafayette College Library Artist Book Collection

 OTHER NOTABLE PROJECTS

  1. “SEED/s” 2019: Curator of a group exhibition on fertile ground (during THAT)
  2. “Delia’s Delectable Donuts” performance at ARTYARD, collaborative project 2019
  3. Miss Logan Street” at ARTYARD, 2018, collaborative project with Chris Mundy
  4. “Keepers of the Chroma, an exhibition regarding Color” co- curator CCA Bedminster, NJ
  5. Winter 2015: 3-month Residency : Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos NM
  6. The Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” edition of 3, summer 2016 Book Design & Graphics ­­collaborations with / Ross Gay 
  7. “Singing Head”  Fred Lowe  and Ulla Warchol Center for Contemporary Art CCA: Bedminster, NJ : Collaborative Book Project & Exhibition
  8. Living with Barry” Video Series ongoing – neverending – relentless.
  9. “The Wild Boar” a series of 6 books by Val Sivilli, Wild Root Press 2016-7
  10. “The Luger”  Written & llustrated Book by Val Sivilli
  11. “57” a year – well, really 6 months.
  12. “The Wild Boar” a series of 6 books by Val Sivilli, Wild Root Press 2016-7
  13. Poet Laureate Banner Project with Caren Friedman, 2016, Bucks County Community College: Cultural Incentive Grant for Poetry and the Visual Arts, A Collaborative Screenprinted Banner Project, Banners Installed at BCCC Library, Newtown, PA
  14. Design with / Ross Gay “The Fig Tree on 9th and Christian” Screen Printed Banner
  15. “MATTER” & Peace Flags & Exhibition with Chaz Hampton 2014
  16. “Tree of Life” Mural in Frenchtown NJ, 2013, Harrison Street
  17. Etching Studio Printer, Springfield, NJ, for HELEN FRANK,
  18. STUDIO ASSISTANTto LEON GOLUB & NANCY SPERO – 1986-1991:
    1. 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 Printmaking 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
    2. Leon Golub 2nd printing of 1950’s Etchings/Monoprinted by Collaboration at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
    3. Nancy Spero : Collaborative Torture Print for Center of Contemporary Art, NYC

TEACHING

  • Bucks County Community College: Drawing, Screenprinting: 2003 – present
  • Raritan Valley Community College: Art of the Book, Color Theory, Screenprinting, Art  Appreciation, Contemporary Printmaking, Woodcut, Relief, Monoprinting, 2-D Design, Lithography : 2003 – present

The College of New Jersey: The Art of the Book, Conceptual Art Seminar/Studio: Foundation  • RCIPP, New Brunswick, NJ  – monoprinting workshops • Lower East Side Printshop, NYC – Screenprinting Workshops  • Artworks, Trenton, NJ – Woodcut Workshops and Adult Figure Drawing Classes • NJ Center For the Arts –  Summit – Etching  • Drew University, Madison NJ –  Etching, Monoprinting & Lithography •  Mason Gross School of the Arts – Director of Screenprinting Studio

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

  1. CivilianArt:  Graphic Design & Screenprinting : Specializing in Tee Shirt Graphics & Civilian’s Printmaking Studio: Linocut, Etching, Monotype Classes Handprinted T-shirt & Monoprinting Workshops
  2. 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. 3 Artists Creekside . Founding partner , artist collective , Frenchtown NJ
  4. Coordinator of High School Youth Mural Project “TREE OF LIFE” at 108 Harrison St, Frenchtown NJ  summer 2007
  5. T-Shirt Design Contests: Environmental Club, Del Val High School and many others.
  6. Graphic Designer for RIVERFEST, Frenchtown NJ 2005 – present
  7. 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
  8. Coordinator of an Art Auction to benefit the Frenchtown Elementary Art Program 1995
  9. 8th grade Project to Layout and Research the Frenchtown Newsletter
  10. Founding Member of A.G.E.N.T. a local environmental education organization
  11. Organizer of Annual River Garbage Sculpture Project, Frenchtown, NJ – 2 years
  12. PTA sponsored printmaking projects at the Frenchtown Elementary School:
  13. Coordinator of High School Youth Mural Project “TREE OF LIFE” at 108 Harrison St, Frenchtown NJ  summer 2007
  14. Graphic Designer for RIVERFEST, Frenchtown NJ 2005 – present
  15. 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
  16. PTA sponsored after school printmaking program

PRINTED MATTER

  1. The Vagina Monologues playbill, illustrations page 4 & 39, Jersey City NJ : 2009
  2. PAINTING IN THE KEY OF LIGHT: the work of Val Sivilli, cover article, TIME OFF, throughout central NJ, June 16-25 2000
  3. Sunday Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins, SPOTLIGHT, ART CENTER1996
  4. TIME OFF, Cover article, Steve Janus 1996
  5. “One man’s trash becomes another’s treasure” 1996
  6. Liz Johnson, WHAT’s Up, Hunterdon County Democrat & Del Val News
  7. ART CENTER,showing the art of the local & world community, Courier News 1996
  8. STAR LEDGER, “Trash Art in Frenchtown” 1995
  9. PROFILE – Frenchtown woman exhibits , DEL VAL NEWS 1994
  10. Fish & Figurative – Springfield Leader, Suburban news 1994
  11. Heresies Magazine: The Art of Education editorial collective, 1990
  12. 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
  13. Reagan: American Icon Exhibition Catalog, curated by Robert Metzger, 1989
  14. A Skewering of Reagan In a Surprising Form The New York Times, Sunday, 1989
  15. Watershed, Lewisberg Exhibit Features Reagan The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1989
  16. Reagan in Art: Bucknell show depicts Ex-President Phila Inquirer, Daily Magazine 1989

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