Inspired by life and her world travels, Valerie Freeman has an organic expressive approach to creating artworks in ceramics and painting and has developed her own lustre glazes for her one fire ceramic works. She earned her BFA from Pratt Institute on scholarship and is a recipient of several prestigious awards and commissions including the Municipal Arts Society of NYC and the Ford Foundation. Her works are in museum permanent collections and exhibited internationally.
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
2019 Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA, Vie d’Art
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
2021-2009 Ojai Museum and Art Gallery, Ojai Studio Artist Exhibits
2020 Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA, “Mending the Divide”
2020-1990 Classic Artforms, Los Angeles, CA,
2020-2000 Art Pic, 6826 Troost Ave., North Hollywood, CA
2019-2009 Ojai Center for the Arts
2018 Santa Paula Art Museum, Art About Agriculture
2020-2012 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
2018 Santa Paula Art Museum, Art About Agriculture, 2nd Place, Sculptures
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