ANGELA VALERIA                                                         


2017 "Chanting On the Edge of the Volcano", Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY 

2016 “Earth Spirit “, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

2014  “Celestial Bodies , Ghosts of Extinction“, Wall in the Hall,  Carter Burden Gallery, New York

2014  “Prints and Drawings”, Galleria Iaccheo, Naples, Italy

2013  “Common Karma”, Carter Burden Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

2013 “ Made in Monasterace “, The Grainery in Monasterace, Calabria, Italy

2010 “ Spirits in the Material World,“ A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

2008 “ Quan Yen,Boundless  Compassion” Studio San Lorenzo, Roma, and Operation Manpower,

            Asian American Art Center Chinatown, New York, NY

2006 “  A Bird in Flight is an Omen, Tribute to Charlie Parker,” 5-month Outdoor Installation, Tribe Gallery,

            New York, NY 

2005 ” Angela Valeria, “Il Regno Diviso,” Commune di Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy

2003  “The Courtyard Installation for Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding,” San Vito in Normani, Italy

2002   Angela Valeria, “Nel Vento,” Galleria Dino Del Vecchio, Bari, Italy

1999   Angela Valeria Filmes y Pinturas, Galeria Manolo Rivero, Mérida, Mexico

1995   Bagno a Ripoli, "Artisti in Viaggio," Florence, Italy

1992   "This is a Man's World, But..." The Food Stamp Gallery, Harlem, NY

1991   “Spinning Straw,” Vitrine Hortense Stael, Paris

          “War Stories, Cupid and Psyche," WEBO, New York, NY

1990   “Angela Valeria” Vitrine Hortense Stael, Paris,France

1989   "Becomingbecomingbe," Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY

1987   “Arte Cloche X Festival,” Outdoor Installation, Paris, France

           “Winter Solstice: Plastic and Tinsel," Outdoor Installation, The Gas
Station, Ave. B, New York, NY

1986     "ArtCo International," Madrid, Spain

1985    “Heroine,” Schrek Calle Gallery, New York, NY

1982    "Bathers and Swimmers," 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY

1975     "Cut Outs and Cut Ups," The Terrain Gallery, New York, NY

1974     "Brides, Children and Watergate," Gallery 91, New York, NY

1970    “ Angela Valeria,” Museo Civico, Bologna, Italy


2007  “ Annual Tribute to Charlie Parker,” A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York

2006   “Puglia and the Evolution of X-Change,” The White Rabbit, New York, NY

2005   “On the Cusp,” Gonzales y Gonzales, New York, NY

2004   “Back From Bombay,” The Watson House, Miami, Florida

2002  “Now Showing” Longwood Art Center,Bronx, New York, NY

2001   “Malafemmina,” Casa Italiana, New York University, New York, NY

2000   “Now Playing,” Longwood Arts Center, Bronx, NY

1999   “Video Grill,” Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

1997   “Angela Valeria,” Yakity Yak,with Jushi, interview and film showing 

            Channel 39, New York, NY

            The Charas Film Festival, New York, NY

             Film Night, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

1996    “The Millenium Film Festival,”  New York, NY

1995    “The New School Film Show,” New York, NY


2017  "Lavori Su Carta" , Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimo, New York University, New York

​2016 “Nomads”, Scuola Grafica Internazionale di Venezia, Italia

2016 Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Synagogue, New York, NY

2015  “ The All Boro Show “, Leslie Heller Gallery,New York, NY

2015 “Figuring Abstraction” Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2014 “Simposio In Scario”  Scario, Italy

2014  “What You See Is What You Get”, Carter Burden Gallery

2013 “ IAVANET  Garibaldi-Meucci Museum,  Staten Island, New York, NY

2012  “ National Juried Print Show”, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2011 “ The 9/11 Portfolio” Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

2011  “ Manhattan Graphics Center First Annual Juried Show”  New York, NY

2011   “Art  for Happiness” KiyomiYamagishi, Nagano,Japan

2010   “The Tenth Anniversary New York Society of Etchers” The Natioal Arts Club, New York, NY

2010    “Detritis, Recycling with Imagination,” Veridian Gallery,New York,NY

2009    “Metropoles” Asian American Art Center, New York, NY

2008    “Pool Art Fair,” La Chambre de Commerce, Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY

2007    “Art from Detritus – Recycling with Imagination,” Synagogue for the Arts  New York, NY

“The Lower East Side Festival Visual Arts Exhibition,” Theater for the New City, New York, NY

2006  “The X-Change Show,” Curator, A Traveling show of Artists from New York and Italy, Puglia,         Basilicata, Sicilia, Emilia-Romagna,Calabria

2005     Group Exhibition, Musée de Monoian, New York, NY

2004    “New York Cross Cut: Macht Vergleichbar,” Kunst Verein Paradigma, Linz, Austria

   Art Basel Outdoor Alternative “Sites Miami,” Miami Beach, Florida

   “Manhattan Graphics: India Show,” Indira Ghandi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India

2003 “The 911 Portfolio Project Exhibition,” New York Historical Society, New York, NY. In the Collection   of The Library of Congress, Washington, DC and The New York Public Library

  “The International Paper Exhibition,” The MGC Art International /CVB Space,

           Museum of Southern Minnesota, The Whipple Art Gallery, Minnesota.

“Noah’s Ark,” Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY

“Digital Bridges,” Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

“Macht Vergleichboar,” Kunstverein Firma Paradigma, Linz, Austria 

“The Sixth Toy Theatre Festival,” Temporary Toy Theatre Museum, Here Art Center,NY

“The Manhattan Graphics Center Traveling Show,” Galleria Buira Wystaw Artwystycznych,   Sandomierz, Poland and Galleria Slad, Elk, Poland

“Print Exchange,” Erlin Gallery, Budapest traveled to Majsternia Gallery, Kiev

“Travel of Spirit,” Gallery Art 2001/c, Fukusima-Ken, Japan

2001    “911,” a Commemorative Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

           “Women and Children in Solidarity with the Afghan Women’s Mission,”Benefit Exhibition for         RAWA, Curator, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York

            “World Trade Exorcisms,” Gallery X, New York, NY

  “Manhattan Graphic Center,” Bournhorme, England          

2000     “La Notte di San Giovanni,” Ostuni, Italy

             “Now Playing,” Longwood Arts Center, Bronx, NY

             “Local Papers,” Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

   “Travel of Spirit,” Gallery Art 2001/c, Fukusima-Ken, Japan

1999     “911 for Mumia,” Bronx River Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

1998     “The Mind Is It’s Own Place…,” Gallery Onetwentyeight – curator, New York NY

1997     "Body Politics," Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY

             "The Nature of our Environment," The Times Square Lobby Gallery, New York, NY

1996     "Scrolling New York," Gallery Kawafune, Tokyo, Japan

               Yufuncho Koosonomari Forest Museum, Japan

1995     “ Passion to Create, Boricua College, Brooklyn, NY

1994      "Parsons School of Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition," New York, NY

               "No More Nice Girls," ABC No Rio, NYC and San Francisco, CA

        “Woman’s History," New York City Transit Authority, Brooklyn, NY

               "All Out," Long Island University Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              "Small Works Show," Gray Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

1993      "Experimental Space," Vandamn, New York, NY

               "New York Tensions," Gallery 450 Broadway, New York, NY

1992       "Small Works Show," Gray Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

1991      "Private into Public," Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              "What's the New World Order?" A Street Collaborative, Broadway Street Fair,         

                New York, NY

               “Window Installation," with Kazuko, Soho Hotel, New York, NY

               "Small Works Show," Gray Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

1990      "The Goldfinch Club" with David Hammons, Rome, Italy

              “Pissed  Off," Street Performance with David Hammons, Rome, Italy

               “The Big Puzzle Show," Street Collaborative, Broadway Street Fair, New York, NY

               "Small Works Show," Gray Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

1999       “Vibrant Images," Harlem School of the Arts," New York, NY

               "Mural Installation," Series #4, The Tunnel, New York, NY

1987       "Los Muertos," Cuando, New York, NY

              “Works from a Suitcase," The Holfkabinet Gallery, Lenz, Austria

              “The American French Exchange,” Municipalité Auvers sur Oise, France

               “Art Space Networking Space,” Nishinomaya, Japan

                “Art Against Apartheid,” Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY

1986      “Welcome Back to Brooklyn,” Outdoor Installation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

              “Crowns for a Joyful Procession,” Todd Gallery, New York, NY

              “Purgatorio,” Cuando, New York, NY  "Womens

1985      "Spirit House," Art on the Beach,collaboration with David Hammons and Jerry Barr,  

                Battery Park, NYC, Creative Time, New York, NY

                “Homeless NYC,” Storefront for Art and Architecture

1984      "Rebirth," Collaborative installation, Moon Made Space, New York, NY

     "Le Reunion des Partes Dividides," Kenkelaba Gallery, New York, NY

     "Carnal Knowledge," The Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

      "Naming Things," Set Design with David Hammons for Bill T. Jones, JAM   

                 Gallery, New York, NY

     "Between Dreams," The First Women's Bank, New York, NY

1982       “Movement in Dance and Drawing," Lincoln Center, NYC, Kennedy Center,   

           Washington, DC

1981    “Vice and Virtue," Kenkelaba Gallery, New York, NY

               "Twelve Women," The Sarah Institute, Linda Shearer, Guggenheim Museum   

                 Curator, New York, NY


The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The New York Public Library, New York, New York

The New York Historical Society,

Giovinazzo Historical Society, Italy


The New York Times, "At a Chelsea Art Gallery.......", July 10th 2017

Culture Trip,  "At this Chelsea Art Gallery.......", July 19th 2017

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, University Press of Mississippi, 2012

"The UN-Bearables; Big Book of SEX", Autonomedia, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), 2011

Matador, “A Bird in Flight – Tribes, The Art Scene in New York,” Madrid, Spain 4/2007

La Piazza, “Mostra Collettiva,” 4/2006.Bari, Italy

M-Magazine (The N.Y. Art World), “Heart on Her Sleeve,” 3/2004

La Piazza, “Il Regno Diviso – Angela Valeria in Giovinazzo, 5/2005

The New York Times, “Noah’s Ark Mythic Legend,” 8/2003

Zing Magazine, “Local Papers,” by Francis Chapman, 3/2000

DIARIO, Yucatan, Imagen, Filmes y Pinturas:  Muestra de una Vision Plástica, Merida Mexico, 3/99

Flashart, "Artisti in Viaggio," 5/95

La Nazione, "Visto in Galleria," 6/2/95

The Phoenix, "Art from Women in Limbo," Vol.20, No.22, 11/21 /91

Downtown, "Art Around the Town," rev. by Gary Azon, No.250. 6/91

Arts Magazine, Review by Gretchen Faust, 2/91

New York Post, "Fingers," pg.6, 11/19/90

Archithese, "Strassenleben, Dirty Realism," by Graham Shane, 1-2/90

Downtown Arts Journal, "Signs of Intelligent Life," 9/89

Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Arts and Politics, "Woman on Men," '89

Kronen Zeituna, Review by Isabelle Muhrm 6/87

ADS/Taablaft, Column von Gertrude Haider, 6/87

Loirs Les Nouvelles, p.1, 5/87

Le Sausseron, p. 11, 5187

Artforum, Review by Patricia Phillips, p.105-106, 1/85

York Times, "Art on the Beach," p.14, 6/5/85; Los Angeles Times, 9/22t85

Vanity Fair, "Art on the Beach," 9/22/85

The Riddle of Art, John Pellicone, 1981


Printmaking Residency, Scuola Grafica Internazionale di Venezia, Italia , 2017

Art residency in Telleggio, Italy, 2015

One month Printmaking Residency in Avellino, Italy, 2014

Two month,Painting Residency in Calabria, Italy

FAWA Award Recipient, Mixed Media, 2003

Visiting Artist, Galeria Manolo Rivera, Merida, Mexico, 1996

Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome, 1989-90

ILGWU, Finalist, Public Art Commission, Union Square, 1985

Visiting Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1981


Instructor, Parsons School of the Arts, "The Language of Art and Design," 1991-1997

Film in cooperation with the New School “On the Cusp”

Instructor, Dept. of Art History, Empire State College, NYC 1983-1985

Visiting Lecturer, Hunter College, New York, NY 5/82

Set Painter and Production, Variety Scenic Studios, New York, NY 1978-1983

Instructor of Painting, Phoenix House, "Step One Program," 1978-1982

Set Design and Construction, "The Family,"  Prison Theater Group, 1977-1980

Designer of Jewlery and Artwear, featured in 4 issues of Vogue magazine, 1976-1980


1970-71 Academy of Fine Arts, Florence and Bologna

1969 BFA Hunter College

603 sixth street  Brooklyn,  New York 11213                                            718 788 7273     cell: 718 541 9903

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  The images I compose, whether dyed, drawn, painted or printed explore the indivisible link between the human race, nature and our reciprocal evolution with all the life forms that share this planet.

Inspired by deities of ancient religions, myths, and folklores, especially the Bird Women and Goddesses of the pre-historic Fertility Cults and the never failing ability of nature to nurture us spiritually, I like to combine and juxtapose animal and human features to let the spirits, often times hidden from our eyes, emerge into existence. These have been and still are mostly conscious choices of focus, but childhood memories and the circumstances of life experience are the constantly growing and evolving influences of intuition, imagination and the subconscious.    
I grew up in Brighton Beach in sight of the vast horizon of the Atlantic Ocean, the carnival atmosphere of Coney Island and surrounded by the supportive tribe of a huge Italian immigrant family. Enchanted by my mother's dancing and her ability to sew fantastic gowns, costumes, and clothes, my father's deco furniture designs, stage sets, and opera records, my grandparent’s practice of Italian voodoo, and my younger brother's talent for making a joke out of almost anything.
I always drew pictures, but it wasn't until Hunter College that I realized with great relief that I could become an artist. That was the sixties; Abstract Expressionism, Jazz, Dance, the Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Liberation were my deepest influences, but at the same time I longed for the Renaissance, Surrealism, Dada, figurative painting, and my own roots. So, I left for Italy, stayed for two years, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Bologna, saw wonderful, amazing art, architecture, and  design, fell in love with Fellini's films, the Piazza- Siesta rhythm, and gave birth to my first child.

And now, three children, four grandchildren and more then a few lifetimes later, I continue to make images, still and sometimes moving, and hope to continue to create, explore, play and discover wherever this ancient practice leads me or I choose to go.

​Angela Valeria