EDUCATION

1991

1987

1986

MFA, Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BA, Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Summer program, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009

2008

2007

2005

2003

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1999

1998

1995

1994

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas CIty, MO
Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, IA
Waubonsee Community College, River Grove, IL

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Addison Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL

Rena Sternberg Fine Arts, Glencoe, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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From Soup to Nuts, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

Group Exhibition, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

Clear Blue Sky, Summer Group Show, Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
Dim Sum and Then Some, Tracy Park Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Aesthetic of Complexity, a group show featuring works by Valerie Beller, Eric Olsen, Mattie Iverson and others, Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA
Relationships, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Revolving Winter Group Show, Addison Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Coming of Age, Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA
Twentieth Anniversary Show, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Scapes, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show of Ten Gallery Artists, Addison Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Painting the Town Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Preview 2005, Addison Arts, Santa Fe, NM

National Museum of Women in the Arts Atrium Exhibition, Olympia Center, Chicago, IL
Out of the Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Momus Gallery 3rd Anniversary Show, Atlanta, GA
Holiday Show, Addison Parks Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, Addison Parks Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Remembrance, curated by Myla Wray, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
Group Show, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Art Chicago 2003, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Visions of Nature, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago 2002, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Reflections: 15th Anniversary Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago 2001, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Painting Without a Mouse, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Art Chicago 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Chicago Collectors Select: Absolut Vision V, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Spring Art Auction, Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
Primary Colors, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

A Slice of Chicago: Eight Chicago Artists, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Those Who Do, Teach, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL

Pink, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL

Cellular Levels: Johanna Yerby, Valerie Beller, M.J. Loftus, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Painting: Processes and Strategies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Wanderlust...Abstraction in Chicago, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Venus Blue Benefit, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL
Much Ado About Art, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL
14th Annual St. Valentine's Exhibition and Benefit Auction, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Abstract Painters, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Group Exhibition, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
10,000 Plus, Alumni Board Room, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Summer Salon, Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL
Emerging Chicago Abstraction, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL

Bi-State Regional Art Showcase, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
Migration, The Dome Room, Chicago, IL
Through the Looking Glass, Contemporary Art Center of Arlington, Arlington Heights, IL

Self Storage, Prairie Avenue Gallery, Chicago, IL
Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
New Talent II, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Clean/Messy, Gallery MWMWM, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, IA

Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, MI

Westin Aruba Resort, Palm Beach, Aruba

Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL

Boone County National Bank, Columbia, MO

Calamos Asset Management, Inc., Naperville, IL

Centre Properties, Indianapolis, IN

Deloitte, Chicago, IL

Neiman Marcus, Phoenix, AZ

Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL

McDonald's Corporation, Chicago, IL

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Winston & Strawn, New York, NY

Winston & Strawn, San Francisco, CA

River North Condo Association, Chicago, IL

City Club, Houston, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999-
Present

1999-2001

1998

1995-1999

1994-1999

1993-1998

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1994

1993

1991-1992

1990-1991

1991

1988

1986-1987

1985

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Adjunct Assistant Professor (actively teaching), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Visiting Faculty, Drawing, First Year Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Instructor, Figure Drawing, Studio Drawing, Early College Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Instructor, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL

Instructor, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Lill Street Studios, Chicago, IL

Visiting Instructor, Drawing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Instructor, Mural Painting, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL

Instructor, Painting, Non-Degree Program, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Educational Program Assistant, ArtiFact Center, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL

Teaching Assistant, Multi-Level Painting, Landscape Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Parents' Association, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Coordinator of Art Workshops, Burt Center, San Francisco, CA

Teaching Assistant, Multi Level Studio Drawing, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Intern, Artists' Space, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

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Briar Cliff Review, 2009 Spring Issue, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

Valerie Beller: Sioux City Arts Center, Exhibition Catalog, 2008
"Natural Dynamic: Memory and Form Meet on Canvas," Luxe Magazine, Fall 2008, pp. 144-145

Reproduction of Temptation, "Chicago Life," New York Times, Spring 2007
Reproduction of Temptation, Chicago Reader, March 8, 2007
Featured Artist, ArtWorldChicago.com
Paintings presented in Lisa Wainwright’s lecture: “Femme Fatales, Then and Now,” Conference on Decadent Art from the Fin de Siecle to Today” Prague Academy of Art.
Paintings presented in Lisa Wainwright’s lecture: “Femme Fatales, Then and Now,” Conference on “Decadent Art from the Fin de Siecle to Today,” Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

Jon Carver, review, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM
Reproduction of Karma, "Pasatiempo," The New Mexican, July 22-28, 2005
Reproduction of Time, featured in "Why Art?" by Paul Klein, "Chicago Life," New York Times, Spring 2005
Valerie Beller: Jean Albano Gallery
, Exhibition Catalog, 2005
Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, ed. The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists (March 2005) 479 pages

Reproduction of Io, "Chicago Life," New York Times, Spring 2003

Reproduction of Slate, Art Chicago 2002 Catalog, p. 55
Kevin Williams, "Approachable Art in Chicago is no Illusion," Chicago Tribune, (August 2, 2002), pg. 14

John Brunetti, review, New Art Examiner

Paintings presented in Lisa Wainwright’s lecture: “Liberated Pink:  A  Feminine Signifier Updated for the Nineties,”  College Art Association’s Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
Barbara B. Buchholz. "Valerie Beller's Paintings Build on an Abstract Expressionist Base," Chicago Tribune (March 27, 1998) section 7, p. 60.
Ann Weins. "Layered Looks," Chicago Magazine (April 1998).
Ann Weins. New City  vol. 13, no. 513 (April 9, 1998).
Kevin Williams. "Vacation on Canvas: Visiting a Beller State of Mind," Chicago Sun-Times (February 13, 1998) p. 26.

Mark Swartz. "Beauty of the Double Helix," Chicago Reader (September 22,1995) p. 28.

Steven Luecking. "Emerging Chicago Abstraction," Dialogue: Arts in the Midwest (May-June 1993)p. 22.

HONORS


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2002

1998

1997

Public Advisory Panelist, Chicago Department of Public Art, Permanent Collection Selection Committee

Public Art Proposal Finalist, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

exhibitor, New American Paintings: Juried Exhibitions in Print, August 1998, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA

Faculty Merit Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL