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ARTISTS /Shalene Valenzuela

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Shalene Valenzuela was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She received a BA in Art Practice at the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. In 2007, she moved from her longtime home of Oakland, CA to participate in a long-term residency at The Clay Studio of Missoula. She currently maintains a studio at home in East Missoula and  serves as the executive director at The Clay Studio of Missoula.

Shalene has participated in short term artist residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation (2006), Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (2004, 2011), and the LH Project (2016). She has taught a variety of classes at Flathead Valley Community College, University of Montana, Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula Art Museum, Richmond Art Center, ASUC Studios at UC Berkeley, and CCA Extended Education. Shalene has been a guest artist and speaker at a number of art centres, colleges, and universities. Her work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions nationally and is in a number of private and public collections.

Education

 

1994     University of California at Berkeley, BA with Honors in Art Practice and a minor in Geography

1997     California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA, MFA in Ceramics

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2023     Shalene Valenzuela, In Tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC 

2019     Shalene Valenzuela, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA

2018     Home State, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2017     Crafty Objects, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA

             Shalene Valenzuela Solo Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, MT 

2014     Alterations, Texas Woman's University West Gallery, Denton, TX 

2013     Shalene Valenzuela, Jubilee, Houston, TX
2012     Following Patterns, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2011     No Place Like Home, Paris Gibson Square Museum, Great Falls, MT

             A Recipe for Disaster, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
2010     How to Stay Lovely, and Other Practical Advice, Pearl Gallery, Portland, OR 

2009    Shalene Valenzuela: New Work, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA 

2008    Everyday Life & Mundane Miscellany, The Catalyst, Missoula, MT

              Trying to Blend In, The Clay Studio of Missoula, MT

             Ironing Things Out, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA 

             Hanging Around the Kitchen, Bernice’s Bakery, Missoula, MT

2007     (Dys)Functional, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003     A Measure of Time, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA 

              A Post 2/14 World, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

2001     Alice Arts Center Exhibition Series, solo window display, Alice Arts Center, Oakland, CA

             Goldilocks was a Freeloader...and Other Investigations, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

2000    Alice Arts Center Exhibition Series, solo window display, Alice Arts Center, Oakland, CA

1998     New Work, solo exhibition, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
1996     Some Fine Wares, solo exhibition, Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, CA 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2023     How to Grow a Garden City, Radius Clayworks, Missoula, MT

             In the Zone, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2022     The Clay Studio of Missoula, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
             Trespasses: Two person exhibition with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT 

2021     30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA
             Materials Redefined, Chautauqua Institution - Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, NY
             Pop Meets Funk, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA

2020     Art Objects: Palette to Palate, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA

2019     ClayFest Northwest Exhibition, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA
             Over the Divide, Schmidt Artist Lofts, St Paul, MN

2018     Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
             Sweet Dissent- a two-person exhibition with Courtney Blazon, Holter Museum, Helena, MT

2017     We the People: Serving Notice, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA

2016     Surface & Substance: Intersections in Clay, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT

             50 Women: A Celebration of Women's Contribution to Ceramics, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO 

2015     In Flux, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
             CUPS: Hundreds of Cups!, Santa Fe Clay, NM
             Notions, a two person exhibit with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, tart Gallery, Bozeman, MT Small

2014     Clay + Paper, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

             Girl Parts, MudFire Clayworks & Gallery, Decater, GA
2013     Ferrin Contemporary Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
             Narrations, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY
             Sweet & Subversive: Contemporary Feminist Craft, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012     Clay & Print III, AMACO/Brent Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
             Montana Triennial, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

2011     Las Cadre - 12 Artists, Black Bean Ceramic Art Center, San Jose, CA
             The Genuine Article, Helena, MT
             Clay Studio of Missoula Retrospective, Missoula, MT
2010     30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA
2005    Pink Week 2005, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
             The Patriot Show, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
2004    Curate This!, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
             Dangerous Playthings, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

2002    Pink Inc, T ower Framing & Design Gallery , Sacramento, CA
2000    2-Anniversary Show, 381g Artspace, San Francisco, CA
1999     Introductions 1999, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998     New Visions: Introductions '98, ProArts, Oakland, CA 1998 California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

1996     Personal Narrative and Social Responsibility, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1994     Senior Show, Worth Ryder Galley, Berkeley, CA The Dirt Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA 

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