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If you need to work out a payment plan for an original you love, contact me and we'll work out an installment plan (layaway).

My background is in Science Research, and it worms its way into my art too ... very nerdly. Hence "The Nerdly Painter". My website http://www.NerdlyPainter.com
Online prints: http://regina-valluzzi.artistwebsites.com
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/daiLQ (email only once per month and not given out to anyone)
I'm also on RedBubble http://rvalluzzi.redbubble.com and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/NerdlyPainter

Recognition
2010 Special Recognition for Edge of Eden in Landscape painting competition, 2011 Special recognition for Music of the Spheres in The Elements competition sponsored by the Light Space and Time Gallery online
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
2011 Biology of an Idea published in the Quotable, Artwork to be featured in Palooka Literary Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Diagram, Oddball
2011 Vacuum Energy honorable mention at SMART international Science and Art Festival, Los Alamos, NM
2011 Density of states selected as a finalist in Strem Science Art competition


Artwork in Private Collections
New York , Netherlands, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Japan, UK , Canada, Texas

Artist 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.

Artist Biography
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, donation to charity Art show and auction
2011 Still Point 3, juried group show, Still Point online Art Gallery
2011 Beacon Hill Art Walk , MA
2011 Somerville Art Beat, MA
2011 "Paperworks" juried international show, bjspoke gallery, Huntington, NY
2011 "Rising Above" curated by Carson Grant, WSAC, NYC, NY
2011 The Gallery at 100 Market Street, Winter Show, Portsmouth, NH
2011 "Driven to Abstraction", UNH Law School, Concord, NH
2011 the Local Artists Project Winter Show, Blue Glass Cafe, Coply Square Boston
2011 Artists in the Arboretum, juried show, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011 "Regeneration" juried regional show, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington MA
2011 Arlington open Studios, Arlington, MA
2011 Special Recognition, "The Elements" Light Space and Time online gallery
2011 Members Show, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro Massachusetts
2012 "Bridges" (juried, international)at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Represented by Turning Art, Next-Picasso


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