Valerie Sullivan Fuchs

Selected Group Exhibitions


Interwoven, 21c Museum, Louisville KY - Review

Currents, Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY


Works on Water and Underwater NYC, Works on Water Residency, Governors Island, New York, NY

Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY

Positive/Negative National Juried Show, ETSU, Slocumb Galleries Jackson City, TN

The Video Art Project at the Muhammad Ali International Airport, Commission,Louisville, KY

Hadley Creatives, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY

Spring/Break Art Show, 4 Times Square, New York, NY Review- HAHA digital magazine, New York, NY
Pyro Art Gallery, ENID Group exhibit, Louisville, KY
Manifest, Magnitude 7 & Memory Palace, Cincinnati, OH
Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Artlik/KMAC Community Collaboration Public Art Commission, Louisville, KY
Carnegie Center for Art and History, Marking Time, New Albany IN
Kentucky Visions 50/50 KAC Capitol Annex, Frankfort, KY
Lexington Legacy Trail,  Public Art Program, Lexington, KY

Resurfaced Event at Connect/Disconnect., Public Art Project, Louisville, KY
Blue:  Matter, Mood, and Melancholy 21c Museum, Bentonville,  AR
Now Here:  Theoretical Landscapes The Carnegie, Covington, KY
TEDx University of Louisville,  Acoustic Addiction - a video projection onto the Rauch Planetarium dome, Louisville, KY
Blue:  Matter, Mood, and Melancholy 21c Museum, Cincinnati, OH, (commissioned by 21c)
Luminosity Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY (commissioned by LAL)
Word/Object Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY
Ascent  Cincinnati, Ohio curated by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, US Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio
Acoustic Landscape #13 (commission by private collector)
2013 at the Idea Festival Acoustic Landscape, Kentucky Center for Art - Louisville, KY (commissioned by
By the Numbers: Artebella, Public: LVAA downtown Gallery, Louisville, KY
First Lady’s Offices in the Capitol Frankfort, KY
offSITE LAL's Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY
Chido Johnson's Love Library - Let's Talk About Love Baby iMOCA, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN,

Austin Peay State University, March 


University of Kentucky Faculty Show,  September,  University of Kentucky Museum of Art, Lexington KY


Transparencies and Trans-formations: American Art at the Residence, American Embassy,Stockholm, Sweden   

New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project 2010-2011 New Albany, IN

Enid:  Generations of Women Sculptors, Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN (2011)


LOT in Louisville, KY  Nov. 

Kentucky Visions, Kentucky State Capitol, Frankfort,  Kentucky


H2O; Film on Water, Great Rivers Arts,  Bellows Falls, Vermont

Prospects: An Exploration on Mining , Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum,  Idaho

Kentucky Short Film and Video Festival, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

Art Dialogues, presentation, Speed Art Museum,  Louisville, KY

After Dark Art Event, “I Need”, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, Video Collaboration with  Ben Sollee


On Procession:  East meets West, Indianapolis Museum of Art,  Solar Powered Light Boxes, installed in Fountain      Square/ Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Mark of Great Art,  Madrid, Spain - Oct.-Nov. 2008, Seattle, Washington & Lexington, Kentucky


Live.Learn.Believe, Juried, Georgetown College,Georgetown, KY


Nowhere, New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

Parnu (Estonia) Film and Video Festival, Nongratta,  Parnu, Estonia Nov.

International Installation of Video Art, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

Uncommon Wealth, KAC Fellowship Show Lexington Art League, KY 


Presence, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky                                                       

Nowhere, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria, Sept. 29-Nov.1                                   

Video Integration BELEF, Belgrade, Serbia,  June-July                                                

V.I.P. Art Gallery, Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia, April 9th                     

Inside/Outside, Huff Gallery, Spaulding University Louisville, KYSept.25- Oct. 31    

Swank, Santa Barbara Center for Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara, CA, Feb. 


KY-CA, Santa Barbara Center for Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA


Kentucky National, Murray State University, Murray, KY March 6-April 6


New Artists, New Work, New Name, Swanson-Reed Contemporary, Louisville,KY 

soundScapes and interActors, A + D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

SIGNAL:NOISE,  Swanson-Cralle, Louisville, KY, June 28-August 10

Play, Actors Theatre Gallery, Louisville, KY, March 8-April 13

Louisville Film and Video Festival, Baxter Ave. Theatre, Louisville, KY


Invitational, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY, Nov. 3

Balance, Actors Theatre Gallery, Louisville, KY, October 21-November 15

About Skin, Swanson Cralle,  Louisville, KY, July 11-August 18


in::formation, Betty Rhymer, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Electronic Immersions, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL


neurectopia sine::apsis experimentsContemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL, Nov. 13-Jan.


exocytosis, Environmental Earth Gallery, Chicago, IL September 11-October 17

Electronic Fields, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, June 1-August 26

Touchware, SIGGRAPH 98, Art gallery,  Orlando, FL, July 19-26 

Graduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL, April 4-18

Uninhabited, Scholarship show, ARC Gallery,  Chicago, IL, Feb. 3-27

What’s So Funny, REFCO, Ltd., Chicago, IL, November 28 1997-Jan.4


Electronic Immersions: Four Generations of Illinois Artists, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

2010              Winter Count, Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

2009             Concrete Video, Greenbuilding Gallery,  Louisville Ky

2008             boys don't cry, Gallery Nulu,  Louisville, KY

2005             Presence, Speed Art Museum,  Louisville, KY

2003             Solo, Swanson Reed Contemporary,  Louisville, KY

2001             Uninhabited, Artswatch, Louisville, KY

Selected Bibliography of Articles and Broadcast Media


News and Tribune, New Albany, IN, Multi-phase art project builds awareness, Jan.23

LEO, Critic Pick, Louisville, KY Winter Count, Jan. 20

Courier-Journal, Louisville, KYHeilenman, Diane, On the Town, The Sound of Art, Jan.15


Courier-Journal, Louisville,  Heilenman, Diane, The Rising, Dec. 6

Courier-Journal, Louisville,  Heilenman, Diane, Critics Picks, Thinking Out of Time, Sept. 27

Courier-Journal, Louisville,  Heilenman, Diane, Critics Picks, Artists Summit, Sept. 13


Art Papers, Review of Boys Don't Cry, Morrison, Marsha, May/June

LEO, Critic Pick, Boys Don't Cry, March


WDRB, LEO, Critic Picks, Late Seating, Actors Theatre          


Presence, Edited by Robson, Julien, Published by Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

Lexington Herald Leader, Castro, Heather, Displaying a Wealth of Talent, July 21             

Pitch, Gardner, Ann Marie & Jordan, Jay, Nowhere , Spring

LEO, Peavler, Penny, ‘Nowhere’ is here, March 8


Krone, Kulture, Eine Mittlier Statdt In America, Graz, Austria Oct. 21

Der Standard, Squaredance in Graz, Austria Oct. 13

Presse, Austria, Eugen Lendl, Nowhere, Oct. 3,

Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY,  Video Art Takes Off, Aug. 28

Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY Heilenman, Diane, A Growing ‘Presence’, Feb.26


LEO, Triplett, Jo Anne, Enid: Sculpture Inside Outside, Oct. 13

Courier-Journal, Louisville,  Heilenman, Dianne, Viewpoints:  Women’s Work, Sept. 19

Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA Woodard, Josef, Art, lives and video                        

Business First, Louisville, KY, Pritchett, Lucy, Mixed Media Artist, July 23

Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY, Hambrick, Julie Ball, Bestowing Presence, April

LEO, Peterson, Tom, In the Presence of Art, March 31

Courier-Journal, Louisville, KYHeilenman,  Diane, Speed to Open Presence, Mar.28

Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY Ritchie, Christa, Sculptor Spins Idea, March 21

Sentinel News, Shelbyville, KY Miller, Terri, Shelby Artist Makes Visible the Invisible


WHAS, Channel 11, news report Solo Show, Swanson Reed Contemporary, July 30

Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY Hambrick, Julie Ball; Kelley, Peter, 25 For Louisville’s

Future, Jan.


LEO, Louisville Eccentric Observer, Triplett, Jo Anne, Meet the Artists, Oct. 9

Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY Maze, Victor, Sine of the Times, August

Courier-Journal, Louisville, Heilenman, Diane, Pair of Louisville Shows Explore Technology’s

Role in ArtJuly                                                                        

Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY Allar, Bruce, editor, Critic’s Choice, HonorableMention,

Best New Visual Artist, Aug.                      

American Theatre, Coppens, Julie York, Tomorrow & Tomorrow

NPR, Sorese, Kim, (Radio and web site),Interview about SIGNAL:NOISE and plugANDplay,


LEO, Louisville, KY Eccentric Observer, Millar, Leslie, Bringing in the Noise, June, Gibson, Barbara, Sculpting with Video, Hot News, April

Courier-Journal, Louisville,KY Egerton, Judith, Macbeth, February 8


Business First of Louisville, KY, Ferguson, Sara, Emerging Visual Artists Find Welcome

Atmosphere, Dec.

Dialogue, Hambrick, Julie Ball, About Skin: A Video and Still Photographic Exhibition, Sept.


Leonardo, MIT’s Electronic Journal, in::formation, sine::apsis experiments Information Arts: 

Intersections of Art, Science and Technology, Wilson, Steve,MIT Press

(Theater Bibliography available upon request-over 50 entries)

Selected Collections: 

International Collection of Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

Louisville International Airport

Center for Women & Families

Laura Lee Brown & Steve Wilson

Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, Revive Headquarters

Sallie Campbell

Larry Shapin & LaDonna Nicolas

Ambassador Mathew Barzun & Brooke Barzun

Augusta Brown Holland & Gill Holland

Brook Smith

Dr. Bill Schrieber and Sandy Schrieber

Selected Honors, Awards and Grant


Creative Capital Professional Development Program grant (in association with Art Without Walls), 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010

Finalist for Louisville Arena Art Proposal


Kentucky Foundation for Women, $2500


Kentucky Foundation for Women,

Travel grant The Speed Art Museum$1,000


Kentucky Arts Council, Al Smith Fellowship $7500

Kentucky Foundation for Women, Artist Enrichment Grant $1000

Prague Quadrennial 2003-04, Macbeth, Honorable Mention, Video Designer


Kentucky Arts Council, Individual Project Grant $3000


Kentucky Foundation for Women, Individual Artist Enrichment Grant $3500

Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Development Grant $500


Illinois Art Council Fellowship Finalist Award and Grant $500


Sony Corporation, Equipment Grant $4000


Presidential Scholarship and show Nippon Corporate Offices, Chicago, ARC Scholarship and

student show, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Professional Organizations:

sine::apsis experiments, a Chicago based group of kinetic, electronic, and digital based artists

Enid, a Louisville based group of women sculptors

Professional Activities

1998-Present  Visual Artist and Video Designer, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs Art & Design

2010               Portfolio Workshop, November 6, Living Arts & Science Center, Lex. KY

2002-2003    Video Designer, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Tragedy of Macbeth,

                       Limonade Tous Les Jours, & The Second Death of Priscilla

1998-1999      Teacher, Chicago City Colleges, Truman College,  Digital Art and Digital Video

1997-1998      Teaching Assistant, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Digital Art

1991-1993       Architectural Designer, Bravura Corp., Louisville, KY

1990-1991       Architectural Designer, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Selected Lectures and Presentations

2010              Purdue College of Technology, New Albany IN, Lecture

                      Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, Artist Talk

                      New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project, Artist Talk

                      Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN, Artist Talk

2009             Speed Art Museum, Artist Dialogues

                      Green Building Gallery, Talk with Alice Gray Stites

2008             Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY Lecture and Presentation

                      Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges at Big Sandy,  KY

2006             USITT - United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference,

                      Louisville, KY , Presentation on Video Design for Theatre

2005             Speed Art Museum, Talk with Julien Robson

Published Writing and Critical Reviews


Beauty Revisited, an anthology edited by Brand,Peg, "The Most Beautiful Woman in Gucha",

by Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, IUS Press


LEOa review of Marcel | Marcel, a Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Speed Art Museum,

Louisville, KY by Valerie Sullivan Fuchs,  Feb. 6


LEO, a review of Breda Beban, "A video that asks, 'Who's teasing whom?', 

byValerie Sullivan Fuchs, Dec. 14


Co-Edited interview “Interview with Chris Radtke by Valerie Sullivan Fuchs”,  Pitch Magazine,

Fall Issue


1998             The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A., Studio, Time Arts Area, Chicago, IL

1996             Cornell University, Continuing Education Art Study, Ithaca, NY

1990             University of Kentucky, B. Architecture, Lexington, KY


2015            Present Mentor, Graduate Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2011-13         Lecturer, Digital Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2011              Instructor, B & W Photography, Hanover College, Hanover, IN


Powered by Squarespace


Valerie Sullivan Fuchs is a conceptually based artist who works with new media, sound, video and installation to encounter the relationship between nature, industrialization and each other.

She was raised on a sustainable farm, where she and her family raised most of their food and heated their home with firewood in rural Kentucky. She still lives in rural Kentucky with her two children and husband.