Queen of the Afternoon by Dr. Regina Valluzzi
As a Practicing scientist for several decades, Dr. Regina Valluzzi has always pursued her development as an artist in tandem with her technical achievements. Even while completing double BS degrees at MIT, attaining her PhD in a highly competitive Polymer program and founding a VC funded high tech nanotechnology start-up company, Dr. Valluzzi has continued to draw and paint, and to exhibit her work to the public. In addition to some early lessons and classes taken at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts (through an extremely selective MIT exchange program), Dr. Valluzzi has developed her knowledge and skill as an artist through reading, collaborations, and self-teaching.
Many of her drawings feature explicit motifs and ideas drawn directly from molecular biology, biophysics, and nearby fields. Most also incorporate patterns and order drawn from our understanding of how large numbers of tiny molecules add themselves up to form the normal properties of “stuff” that we experience every day. Visually, these ideas create drawings that coalesce from patterns of tiny lines and shapes.
Dr. Valluzzi has shown in several juried national and international exhibitions, and her work is included in private collections in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Malta.
Selected Recent Exhibits
2010 Solo show, Jam N Java coffeehouse, Arlingtopn, MA
2010 Woodshed group show, Woodshed gallery, Franklin, MA
2011 Identity Group Show, Brighton Allston Heritage Museum, curated by John Quatrale
2011 Images of Arlington, Arlington Center for the Arts, MA
2011 Appearances Group Show, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, curated by Dorothy Palanza
2011 Still Point 3 Online art show and competition, Still Point Gallery online
2011 Melrose Arts Festival, Memorial Hall in Melrose Massachusetts.
2011 9×12 International group show, Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, curated by Beata Szechny
2011 “Red” show sponsored by the City of Somerville
2011 “Artbeat” festival, Somerville, MA
2011 Winners Show, “Paperworks Competition”, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington NY
2011 “Rising Above 9/11”, National Invitational Show, West Side Arts Coalition NYC, NY, curated by Carson Grant
2011 Artists in the Arboretum, curated show at the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
2012 Bridges International Juried Show of Mathematical Art, Boston, MA
2012 Attleboro Art Museum Members ‘ Show, Attleboro MA
2010 Drawing “Gaia” published in Pink Panther Online Magazine, Painting “Docks” featured in the AROHO online gallery
2011 Special recognition in the “Landscapes” International Online Competition, Light Space and Time gallery, Honorable Mention “The Next Big Idea”, Science and Art Festival, Los Alamos, NM, Juror’s Choice Attleboro Arts museum Members’ Show, Attleboro, MA, Artslant Showcase
Publication: Upcoming 6 page spread and cover of Palooka, Issue no. 4. Portfolio feature, cover image and section covers in Prick of the Spindle, Cover Art for Communitas Magazine, featured art in The Quotable, Additional upcoming publication of work in Oddball, Drawing Origins of Species featured in a review on Long Island.com, also featured in Jamaica Plain Patch review of Artists in the Arboretum.