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Valerie George


Valerie George, professor,(she/her) is an artist whose work reflects holistically on art and life. Her work takes the form of installation art, site specific works, video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, new media, drawing, collaborative projects, and curatorial practices.

George received her MFA from the University of California, Davis, having worked closely with mentors Lynn Hershman- Leeson and Mary Lucier. She is a Full Professor of Art at the University of West Florida, Arts Editor of Panhandler Magazine: A Journal of Art and Literature, a member of Good Children Gallery, and a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the 309 Punk Project.

She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Good Children Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Locust Projects (Miami, FL), Public Address (Brooklyn, NY), Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Worksound Gallery (Portland, OR), Coop Gallery (Nashville, TN), Norton Museum (West Palm, FL), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA), Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa, CA), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Robert Miller Gallery (NY, NY), Adobe Backroom Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Sarai Media Lab (New Delhi, India), FemArt Mostra D’Art De Dones (Barcelona, Spain), and the Horse Hospital (London, England).

She has been invited to participate in several national fine art festivals and events, including the RCA Street Festival (Richmond, VA), {Re-Happening} at Lake Eden (former site of Black Mountain College) (Black Mountain, NC), Art in the Open (Philadelphia, PA), and South by Southwest (SXSW) at Okay Mountain Gallery (Austin, TX). She was also a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the Hangar Residency (Barcelona, Spain) and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA). Her work is in the Norton Museum of Art collection and was purchased for the museum by curator Tim Wride (formerly the curator of Photography at LACMA). Her work has been reviewed by NPR (WHYY), Burnaway Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine: A Magazine for Female Drummers, Tape Op: The Creative Music Recording Magazine, Amp Magazine, and Drain Magazine: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture.

She was awarded the Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Everglades National Park (AIRIE) in May 2016 and the Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives Artists Residency (BigCi) in Australia in May 2017. She was selected as one of the 13 members of Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, LA, in 2020.

Degrees & Institutions

She received a master’s degree in fine arts in studio art from University of California, Davis.

Scholarly and Creative Activities

Keywords: sculpture, installation art, video art, sound art, Nam June Psyche, Tape OP, Tom Tom Magazine, Artist in Residence at the Everglades Fellowship