Valerie Sullivan

Selected Group Exhibitions


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, KY  Sept.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 experiments  Contemporary 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, KY  Heilenman, 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, KY  Heilenman,  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 Art  July                                                                        
Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY Allar, Bruce, editor, Critic’s Choice, Honorable  Mention,
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
LEO, a 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?',
by  Valerie 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


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

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