Ed Valentine

Still Life with Orange Stripes and Three BB Holes / 2015 / Oil, acrylic, gesso and mud with polymer medium, ink, marker, spray paint and smoke stain on canvas / 48" x 36" / $6,500
Still Life with Two BB Holes and Drips / 2015-2016 / Oil, acrylic, spray paint, gesso, ink, and mud with polymer medium and smoke stain on canvas / 48" x 48" / $7,500
Still Life with Orange Drips and Painted Pumpkin / 2015-2016 / Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint, ink, gesso and mud with polymer medium and smoke stain on canvas / 96" x 60" / $12,000
Still Life with Two Red Stripes and Painted Watermelon / 2015-2016 / Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint and mud with polymer medium, gesso, ink and smoke stain on canvas / 96" x 60" / $12,000
Still Life with Four Blue Stripes and Floor Sweepings / 2015 / Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint, ink, wood glue, gesso and mud with polymer medium, floor sweepings and smoke stain on canvas / 84" x 30" / $8,500
Still Life with Fourteen White Stripes and Painted Graham Cracker / 2016 / Oil, acrylic, enamel and mud with polymer medium, ink, gesso, spray paint and smoke stain on canvas / 84" x 30" / $8,500
Still Life with Ten Red-Purple Stripes, Painted Bite-Size Spiced Donuts and a BB Hole / 2015 / oil, acrylic, spray paint, mud with polymer medium, gesso, wood glue, smoke stains and floor sweepings on canvas / 84" x 30" / TBD
Still Life with Painted Pear and Lower Case Letter O / 2015 / oil, acrylic, spray paint, glue, mud with polymer medium, gesso, ink, smoke stains, and floor sweepings on canvas / 84" x 30" / TBD
Still Life with Four Blue-Green Stripes, Two BB Holes and White Drips / 2015 / oil, acrylic, spray paint, glue, mud with polymer medium, gesso, ink, smoke stains, and floor sweepings on canvas / 84" x 30" / TBD
Still Life with BB Holes, Painted Pear and Learn to Draw Rodent / 2015 / oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint, ink, gesso, and mud with polymer medium and smoke stain on canvas / 48" x 36" / TBD
Untitled Portrait with Blue Drip and Painted Hat / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 18" x 24" / TBD
Untitled Portrait with Green Painted Hair and Dots / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 18" x 24" / TBD
Two Line Spray Portrait with Painted Eye and Four White Stripes / 2012 / Oil enamel and spray paint on canvas / 96" x 60" / TBD
Untitled Portrait with Three Grey Stripes and White Drip / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 18" x 24" / TBD
Untitled Portrait with Two Green Stripes and Orange Painted Nose / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 18" x 24" / TBD
Two Line Spray Portrait with White Drip / 2012 / Oil enamel and spray paint on canvas / 96" x 60" / TBD
Untitled Portrait with Orange Ear and Purple Drip / 2011 / Oil on canvas / 24" x 18" / SOLD
Untitled Portrait with Six Stripes and Blue Painted Eye / 2011 / Oil on canvas / 24" x 18" / $3,800
Untitled Spray Portrait with Painted Eye and Green Drip / 2011 / Oil, acrylic, enamel and spray paint on canvas / 96" x 48" / $10,000
Untitled Spray Portrait with Brown Painted Eye and Five Red Drips / 2011 / Oil, acrylic, enamel and spray paint on canvas / 96" x 48" / $10,000
Untitled Spray Portrait with Painted Eye, Red Purple Drip, a Staple, a Rip and a BB Hole / 2011 / oil, acrylic, enamel and pastel on canvas / 72" x" 48" / $7,000
Untitled Spray Portrait with Painted Eye, Four Color Drips, a Rip and Two BB Holes / 2007 / oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas / 60" x 48" / $6,000

DEGREES HELD

1993 – Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1991 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

REVIEWS

Art LTD
By James Yood, 2013

The Columbus Dispatch
By Melissa Starker, 2011

Art Letter
By Paul Klein 2011
Huffington Post

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
By Sara Mulloy 2011

Artcritical
By Alan Pocaro, 2011

Newcity Art
By Damien James, 2011

The Columbus Dispatch
By Jacqueline Hall, 2008

Arzte Zeitung
Wismar Germany, 2004

Wismar Nachrichten
Wismar, Germany, 2004

Arzte Zeitung
By Mimi Fronczak Rogers
Prague, Czech Republic, 2003

Radnicini Noviny
By Michaela Pucikova
Prague, Czech Republic, 2003

Dialogue Magazine
By Mary Ann Sullivan, 2002

The Columbus Dispatch
By Leslie Constable, 1993

The Columbus Dispatch
By Leslie Constable, 1992

108 East Village Review
By Alexis Latham, 1987

L.A. Times
By Cathy Curtis, 1987

Art Week Los Angeles
By Judith Margolis, 1987

Cover Arts New York
By Darin Crane 1987

The Columbus Dispatch
By Jacqueline Hall,1986

East Village Eye
By Scott Gordon, April 1985

San Francisco Chronicle
By Kenneth Baker, 1985

San Francisco Bay Guardian
By Meriam Weisang, 1985

San Francisco Examiner
By Al Morch, 1985

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

Bad at Sports, (weekend picks, March 2013)
New American Paintings (Must see painting shows March 2013)
Bad at Sports, 2011
Chicago Gallery News, 2011
Chicago Life Magazine, 2011
The Café Review, Portland, Maine, 2011
The Sag Harbor Express, 2010
Art Chicago Catalogue, 2010
The Art Auction at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,Art Chicago Catalog, 2010
New American Paintings, Midwest Edition, 2010
Jaroslav Malina Paintings and Designs, Catalogue for the traveling exhibition, 2008
The Readerville Journal, January/February 2003
Ed Valentine, Elementary Principles, Selected Work 1990-2001
A Catalogue for Two Exhibitions in The Czech Republic, By Mila Malina, 2002
Milton Caniff Catalogue, 1998
Drawing: Space , Form and Expression, By Wayne Entice, Prentice Hall, 1995
Galleries Magazine, 1988
Happy Happy, Egret Press, 1988
Liberties en Peinture, Union de Banques a Paris, 1986
Art Forum Magazine, 1985, 1986, 1987
Flash Art, 1985, 1986, 1987
Bijutsu Techo, Japanese Art Magazine, 1985
Galleries Magazine,, French Art Magazine,1988

RECENT COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Kishwaukee College, Malta, Il.

National Gallery
Prague, The Czech Republic
Three pieces for the permanent collection in the contemporary wing

Neuroscience Education Institute
San Diego, California
Five pieces for lobby

State Teachers Retirement building in Columbus Ohio
Four panels for meeting room

Ron Foth Advertising
Columbus, Ohio

Arkansas Art Center
Little Rock Arkansas
Donated by Wynn Kramarsky

EXHIBITIONS

2015
Group Show, “The Great Debate About Art,” Envoy Enterprises, New York, New York
Group Show, “Professoriate,” Art Space Lima, Lima, Ohio
Solo Show, “Ed Valentine Paintings,” Envoy Enterprises, Amsterdam, Holland
Solo Show Bowling Green State University Firelands, Huron, Ohio

2014
Solo Show, “Ed Valentine Paintings 1997 to 2014,” Envoy Enterprises, New York, New York
Solo Show, “Ed Valentine Paintings,” Envoy Enterprises, Ghent, Belgium
Group Show, “Contemporary Painting,” University of St Francis, Ft Wayne, Indiana

2013
Solo Show Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Solo Show Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, Ill.
Group Show Evansvile Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana
Findlay University, Virginia B Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Findlay, Ohio

2012
Group Show Evansvile Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana

2011
Solo Show Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, Ill
Group Show Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Group Show,, Art Next, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Group Show Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

2010
Group Show,, Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Group Show, The Art Auction at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, Ill
Group Show “Small Work, Big Art” Richard Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Solo Show, City Art Center, Delaware, Ohio

2009
Solo Show, “Ed Valentine Selected Paintings 2004-2008” Kuhn Gallery, Marion, Ohio
Group Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Two Person Show, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2008
Tribute to Pheoris West, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2007
On Color , Faculty Show, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2003-2006
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2002
Solo Show, “Elementary Principles” The Atrium Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic.

Solo Show, “Elementary Principles” The National Moravian-Silesian Theater, Ostrava, The Czech Republic

2001
Solo Show, “Elementary Principles” Selected Work 1990-2001, Art Space Lima, Lima, Ohio
Art Space Lima Auction, Art Space Lima, Lima, Ohio

2000
Solo Show, “A Ten Year Survey” University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky
Four panel commission for the new State Teachers Retirement building, Columbus, Ohio
Group Show, The Sharjah Arts Museum, United Arab Emirate
Group Show, “Art For Life” The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ohio

1999
Group Show, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
Group Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Group Show, Lima Spring Show, Art Space, Lima, Ohio
Group Show, Small Works Show, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, New York

1998
Group Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1997
Group Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Group Show, Lima Memorial, Lima, Ohio
Solo Show, The Burton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Solo Show, The Burton Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1994
Group Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1993
Solo Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Solo Show, The Burton Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1992
Group Show, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio In

1991
Group Show, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1990
Solo Show, The Burton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group Show, The Palladium, New York, New York

1989
Solo Exhibition, The Burton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group Show, The Knitting Factory, New York, New York

1987
Solo Show, Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Solo Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York
Solo Show, Art in Heaven Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Group Show, Red Spot Outdoor Slide Show, New York, New York

1986
Solo Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Appalachian State University, Boone, South Carolina
Group Show, Union de Banques Paris, Paris, France
Group Show, Ruthven Gallery, Lancaster, Ohio
Solo Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York New York
Group Show, Phillis Kind Gallery, New York New York
Group Show, Red Spot Outdoor Slide Show, New York, New York

1985
Group Show, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California
Group Show, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Red Spot Outdoor Slide Show, New York, New York
Solo Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York

1984
Group Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York

1982
Group Show, “All Fools Show” Brooklyn, New York
Group Show, “The Anti-Art Boutique” Avenue B Gallery, New York, New York

1979
Columbus Art League Spring Show, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ohio
All Ohio, Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio
Ohio State Show, Cox Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1975
All Ohio Painting and Drawing, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Columbus State House Show, State House Rotunda, Columbus, Ohio

1974
Columbus Art League Spring Show, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ohio

Why I Paint-In General

I enjoy the job of being an artist, the work, building paintings, arranging the parts, the structure of it, juggling the visual and the conceptual, solving little problems and stumbling across ideas during the process.

For me it all simply boils down to making slightly odd and interesting things to look at, things which are halting and provoke a level of inquiry. That is what motivates me as a painter. It is mostly no more complicated than that. Of course there are specifics and complexities within each series but other than titles and from time to time and a few words, clarification just seems to deflate the work.

It is very important for me, not to provide answers. As soon as I do I limit the scope and range of the work. Someone once told me that whenever they get close to understanding what my work is about I seem to pull the rug out from under them. I’m not so sure that my intention is to pull the rug out from under anyone but I am absolutely certain that I will not provide anything close to an explanation or a conclusion with my work. With my work there are no conclusions to be drawn.

I see my work gently provoking a thought in the viewer. It’s not my job to tell people what to think nor is it my job to presume to rattle their world with huge ideas or issues, but rather, through something that is just a bit out of the ordinary show them perhaps the most interesting thing that they have seen that day. Hopefully they will walk away from the work thinking.

Over the course of many decades of painting and drawing I have come to a few conclusions. One of which is that I have no use for thick, unintelligible, over cooked art theory and criticism and its application to painting and drawing. I don’t trust a good deal of it anyhow, the product of dueling, bullying academics mostly, blustering on and on and getting caught up in minutia until they have eventually eviscerate the damned thing.

I paint because I love to paint. I draw because I love to draw. I do them both because they make me smarter. I love beauty. I love skill and I love objective, empirical knowledge. I figure things out when I’m painting and drawing and that makes me smarter.