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Luis Valle

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Birthplace
Nicaragua

Birth year
1977

Lives in
Miami Beach

Works in
Miami Beach

Website

Schools
New York University, 2003, MA
Florida State University, 1999, BFA

Representing galleries
currently not represented

Tags
miami video-art painting, nicaraguan artist painting, Pre-Columbian mixed-media, Nicaraguan artist surrealism graffiti/street-art

Luis Valle Biography

Biography

Luis Valle is a Nicaraguan born artist living in Miami Florida. Born April 16, 1977 in Managua. In 1979 his family left Nicaragua for the United States because of war and political instability in the country. He grew up in Miami where he received his primary and high school education.

Valle received his formal training from Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida where he received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in visual arts while taking courses in painting and metal fabrication. He later went on to receive a Masters in Arts Degree from New York University in New York, New York. Here he continued to develop his painting techniques while also creating works in video. Shortly after finishing school Valle was awarded an artist residency at BCAT (Brooklyn Cable Access Television) and the Rotunda Galleries multi-media labs. Here he created work, which was broadcasted on the BCAT Networks public access channel in Brooklyn and then later on MNN in Manhattan.

While in New York, Luis worked on a series of video artwork as well as the production for the independent film Razones Para el Exxxilio. In the past Luis has been very active in making artwork with kids serving as art teacher at Toussaint Louverture Elementary in Little Haiti and the Miami Childrens Museum. He worked with organizations such as Arto-conecto and Kids-art as well as a teaching artist for Arts for Learning Miami, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality art education to children throughout Miami-Dade County.

Currently Luis has been very active in creating murals and paintings around Miami. As well as his murals Luis does live body paintings using the female body as his living canvas. Luis believes that spirituality has been lost in the mix of commercialism and fashion in art. He strives to bring the essence of the soul to his artwork. He believes that humans are inherently spiritual beings who are here to realize the same goal. Which is the self realization of his or herself and destiny.

 

 

 

Luis Valle 

1925 Washington Ave , Miami FL 33139  cell: 347-613-9383  

Email:  luisvalle1@me.com  www.valleart.net

 

Education

-M.A. Visual Arts, New York University 2002

-B.F.A. Visual Arts, Florida State University 1999

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching Artist-  Arts 4 Learning MIami    Miami, FL,  2004 - 2009

Art Instructor at Toussaint Louverture Elementary School,  Miami, FL,  2007-2008

Art Instructor at the Miami Children’s Museum,  Miami, FL,  2005-2007 

 

Residencies

- BCAT Network and Rotunda Gallery Multi-Media Residency Program award recipient.   

Brooklyn, New York 2003

 

- Miami Children’s Museum Artist in Residency program.

Miami,  FL  2007

 

Permanent Collections 

  - Miami Children’s Museum,        Miami, FL

   - Sagamore Hotel,                         Miami Beach, FL

   - Miami International Airport Galleries,  Miami, FL

   - Overtown Youth Center                Miami, FL

 

Selected Exhibition & Art Activities

 

1999 Gallery 624       Tallahassee, FL

1999 Florida State University Museum of Art       Tallahassee, FL

2000 Aquarellas Boutique       Coral Gables, FL

2001 The Strand         Miami Beach, FL

2001 The Wallflower Gallery         Miami, FL

2001 Dumbo Arts Festival at the Lunatarium         Brooklyn, NY

2001 Christa Rae Memorial Fund Art Show         New York, NY

2001 Barney Gallery, New York University         New York, NY

2002 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show at Bongos            Miami, FL

2002 Quiencentennial of Nicaragua’s Discovery Art Show Sponsored

by Miami-Dade Community College Inter-American Campus Tower Theatre    Miami, FL

2002 80 Washington Square East Galleries         New York, NY

2003 Brooklyn Public House           Brooklyn, NY

2003 Clemente Soto Cultural Center                   New York, NY

2003 182 Anniversary of Nicaragua’s Discovery Art Exhibit  Sponsored 

 by Miami-Dade Community College Inter-American Campus Tower Theater Miami, FL

2005   Oasis Studios   (Design District)   Miami, FL

2006   Oasis Studios (Design District) Miami, FL

2006   Pronto Frame and art (Design District)                                     Miami, FL

2007   “Encounters” Arte Nica, Daly City,                                  San Francisco, CA

2007   Artist Showcase (Arts For Learning) 801 Projects,                                 Miami, FL

2007  Field day, 801 projects                     Miami, FL

2007   “A  Place to call Home,”  Soya y Pomodoro         Miami, FL

2007   Group Show at   Edge 46 Gallery                     Miami, FL

2008   2nd annual Artist Showcase (Space 4004, Wynwood)             Miami, FL

2008   Earthdance Miami, (Soho Studios)         Miami, FL

2008   Painting Cans exhibit         Barcelona, Spain

2008   Butter Gallery,            Coconut Grove, FL

2008   Lawrence Savage Gallery                   Coral Gables, FL

2009   East Village Gallery,  (Wynwood)         Miami, FL

2009  3rd Annual Artist Showcase, (Miami Art Space)         Miami, FL

2009  Group Show at the Marlin Hotel                     Miami Beach, FL

2009  Future Classic Festival           Miami, FL

2009  Art Break Gallery,         Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

2009  Artoconecto group show at Damien B Gallery         Miami, FL

2009  Sagamore Hotel,           Miami Beach, FL

2009  Moonchine Art indulgence           Miami, FL

2010  Transit Lounge (Mural)           Miami, FL

2010  DADEWEAR Warehouse Show           Miami, FL

2010  DJ Scratch Academy Showcase                       Miami Design District,  FL

2010  Moonchine Art Indulgence           Miami, FL

2010  Lou's Beer Garden Art Fest           Miami, FL

2010  Miami International Airport Galleries           Miami,  FL

2010  Cafeina Gallery  group show De Ja Vu                         Miiami, Fl

2010 Breast Cancer Awerness show at Cafeina gallery           Miami, FL

2011 Sex, Cando Arts Co-op           Miami Beach, FL

2011  Gold for life           Miami Beach, FL

2011 "Fresh"  Sol Gallery Miami Beach, Fl

2011  The Collective (Art Basel showcase) Miami, Fl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Luis Valle participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Art Monaco
Grimaldi Forum
 
Dec, 2013 "Return to the Dreamtime": 5th Annual Moksha Art Fair
Moksha Family Arts Collective
 
Jul, 2012 Evolve
Artrageous Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 Evolve
Artrageous Gallery
 
Dec, 2009 BAPTIZED CATHOLIC (Original sin has never been expressed so originally)
Artbreak Gallery
 
Apr, 2014 Painter's Delight Rhetoric of an Artist Stroke
Brisky Gallery
 
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