EDUCATION 

2002 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1995 BFA, Illustration (with Distinction) Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA

1989 BA, Studio Art (cum Laude) Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007

Solo show, Museum 52, London, England

2006

Seascape, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY (September 16 - October 21) 

2005

Landscaping, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY 

2003

12x12 Room, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 

2002

At the Edge—Innovative Art in Chicago, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 

Denial is a River, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY 

25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY

Among the Trees, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ 

2005

Odd Lots, White Columns, NY, NY

The General's Jamboree, Guild & Greyshkul, NY, NY

Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY 

2004

Conceptual Realism, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

9x, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Voice of Site, Tokyo, Japan 

Play Pen, The Drawing Center, NY, NY 

Smack Mellon Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY 

Stray Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL 

Small Victories, Modest Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL 

AIM 24, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY 

2003

MakeBELIEVE, MN Gallery, Chicago, IL

You Sure about this Place? Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, IO

Really Real, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL 

2002

Stray Show, MN Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

You Sure about this Place? The Pond, Chicago, IL

Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2001

Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL 

Modest Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Subject/Picture, The Optimistic, Chicago, IL 

2000

13 Alumni Artists, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT 

Valerie Hegarty & Melody Saraniti, Pilsen East Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999

Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream and Margin, 

Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX 

1998

Emerge: First Annual Juried Exhibition of Emerging Bay Area Artists, 

Gen Art SF, San Francisco, CA

Countdown 2000, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

 

AWARDS / OTHERS

2005 

PS 122 Space Program, NY 

2004 

Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant, NY, NY 

Public Art Fund: In the Public Realm, NY, NY (project negotiation in progress) 

Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, NY, NY 

BCAT, Rotunda Gallery Video Residency, Brooklyn, NY 

Smack Mellon Artist’s Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY 

2003

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

Semi-finalist, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency, NY

Artist in the Marketplace: Bronx Museum of Art 

Slide Registries: White Columns, NY; The Drawing Center, NY; Artist Space, NY

Community Arts Assistance Program grant: City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council

2002 

Artists Fellowship Award: Illinois Arts Council

Special Assistance Grant: Illinois Arts Council

John Quincy Adams Fellowship: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000 

Trustee Scholarship (full merit scholarship): School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Community Arts Assistance Program grant: City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council

Odyssey Travel Grant: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

LECTURES

2004

Bronx Museum of Art: Artist Talk, Emerging Artist Networking Event

2003

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: Public tour of project with discussion

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Noon Lecture / Fiber and Material Studies

2002

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Noon Lecture/ Fiber and Material Studies

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Invited Graduate on Selection Panel for Incoming Graduates / Fiber and Material Studies

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

"An Hour in SoHo", New York Magazine, October 2, 2006

Comita, Jenna. "Louisville Sluggers", W Magazine, July 2006, p. 113

Kimmelman, Michael. "Inspiration from Real Estate Rejects" The New York Times, September 19, 2005

Sholis, Brian. "Valerie Hegarty", Artforum.com, March 4, 2005

Michelle Falkenstein. “National News: Never Mind About Pencils—Drawing Center director Catherine de Zegher continues to expand her approach to the medium”, Art News, November 2004, p.58

Julia P. Herzog. “AIM24—Artists in the Market Place, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY”, Art Nexus, No. 54 Volume 3 Year 2004, P. 176-177

“PlayPen”, The New Yorker, July 12&19, 2004, Art, P.24.

Tim and Frantiska Gilman-Sevcik. “Playpen”, Flash Art, October 2004, p.81.

Julie Rodrigues (Chicago MCA Curator), "Setting the Stage", Chicago MCA Website, http://www.mcachicago.org/MCA/exhibit/past/new_artists.html, April 2003. Catalogue pending.

Terence Hannum, http://panel-house.com/archives/00000005.htm, Online Review-Green Bathroom, Chicago MCA, April 2003

Laurel Gitlen, "Use and Abuse, Art and Aftermath", University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400, At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago, December, 2002. Catalogue pending.

Kathryn Hixson, "…you sure about this place?" Sioux City Art Center Publication, April 2003.

Ronell, Avital, Phillips, Lisa, Donadio, Emmie (Ed.); 13 Alumni Artists; Middlebury; Middlebury College Museum of Art, 2000.

 

COLLECTIONS

Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IO