Inspired by life and her world travels, Valerie Freeman has an organic expressive approach to creating her artworks in ceramics and painting. She has developed her own lustre glazes for her one fire ceramic works. Freeman earned her BFA from Pratt Institute and is a recipient of prestigious awards and commissions including the Municipal Arts Society of NYC and the Ford Foundation. She also curates exhibitions and teaches workshops. Her works are collected and exhibited internationally.

EDUCATION
2018-2010           Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Sculpture workshops with Alison Newsome
1984                      New York Academy of Fine Arts, NYC.
1982-1978            Pratt Institute on Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY, B.F.A. with Honors.

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2015                     Bella Rosa Galleries, Santa Barbara, CA
2013                     Ojai Valley Museum, installation, “Beatrice Wood, Duchamp & Chess”
2011                     Bella Rosa Galleries, Santa Barbara, CA
2009                    LA Public Library, Pacific Palisades branch CA
2005                    Ceder Centre Galleries, Lancaster, CA
1996-1992          Chase Manhattan Bank, Lincoln Center Branch, NYC, Landmark West Series.
1991                     World Trade Center, NYC, Landmark West Series
1990                    Icaan Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA
1986                    Urban Center, NYC, Landmark West Series
1986                    Wallgalerie, Braunscheig, West Germany

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018-1990         Classic Artforms, Los Angeles, CA,
2018-2000        Art Pic, 6826 Troost Ave., North Hollywood, CA
2018-2009        Ojai Museum and Art Gallery, Ojai Studio Artist Exhibits
2018-2009        Ojai Center for the Arts
2018                    Santa Paula Art Museum, Art About Agriculture
2017-2012         Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
2015                    Santa Paula Art Museum, Art About Agriculture
2015 825            Gallery, Los Angeles Artists Association
2009                   Topanga Art Gallery, Juried Digital Photography Exhibition
2009-2004        Cedar Centre Galleries, Lancaster, Photography
2008-2006        City of Lancaster Museum of Art, CA
2007                    Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA Civil Defense
2004-1993          Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Rental Gallery
1998                     Kala Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA.
1993-1990           Icaan Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA
1988-1986          Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1987                     Templehof, Berlin, Germany, “Dixon Dance”, installation
1986-1983          Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY Paintings, Juried & Invitational Shows.
1985 22               Wooster, NYC, Paintings. “Democracy at Work”,

AWARDS & GRANTS
2015                     Ventura County Fair, Professional Arts Gallery, First Place Ceramics
2013                     Ojai City Arts Commission, Grant for “Ojai Celebrates Chess”
2011                     Ojai Museum and Art Gallery, Juried Exhibition, First Place,
2011                     Ojai Center for the Arts, Equine, Honor Mention painting & 2nd Place sculpture
2009                    Pacific Palisades Art Assoc. Juried Exhibition, 3rd Place, Painting, CA.
2007                    City of Lancaster Museum of Art, CA, Honorable Mention
1987                     Global Village, NYC. People for People AIDS Coal.
1981                     Ford Foundation Studio Scholarship Award. Mixed Media
1975                     NY Assembly of State Environmental Conservation Art Award. Painting