Art infused with Science

About Regina Valluzzi, The Nerdly painter

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Biographical Statement

Dr. Regina Valluzzi has always pursued art in tandem with her technical achievements in Nanotechnology and Biophysics. She is a trained scientist, with a BS in Materials Science from MIT and PhD in Polymer Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has spent years as a researcher in the Chemical, Physical and Biological Sciences. Dr. Valluzzi’s scientific experience is evident in her approach to painting as both an art and a science. She has been able to conduct systematic experiments with artistic media.

For many years her Science has revolved around the topics of Polymers and Optical phenomena, and these twin fascinations are present in much of her art. Her paintings are very much about the properties of polymer-based paints and manipulation of those properties. Relief, texture, opacity, and surface finish are as integral to her work as form, composition, and subject (abstract). Many of her paintings involve juxtapositions of colors with very low contrast or rhythmic patterns of evolving color. Others play with metamerism, arising from spectral properties of pigments. In others, color is intensified through careful choice of layered and nearby hues and pigments.

Dr. Valluzzi has shown in several juried exhibitions, and her work is included in private collections in the US, UK, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Malta.

Recent Shows etc.

2010 Solo show at the Jam N’ Java coffeehouse, Arlington, MA

2010 Exhibited in the Arlington Open Studios

2010 Exhibited in the Brighton Allston heritage Museum Indoor Arts Fair

2010 Exhibited in group show at the New School for Music, Cambridge, MA (juried, as part of a fundraising gala)

2010 Woodshed group show, Woodshed gallery, Franklin, MA (juried, local)

2011 Identity Group Show, Brighton Allston Heritage Museum, curated by John Quatrale

2011 Images of Arlington, Arlington Center for the Arts, community art show

2011 Appearances Group Show, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, curated by Dorothy Palanza

2011 Still Point 3 Online art show and competition, Still Point Gallery online (juried, international)

2011 Melrose Arts Festival, Memorial Hall in Melrose Massachusetts. (juried, regional)

2011 Abstract Artists Group of New England Annual Show, Newburyport, MA

2011 9×12 International group show, Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest Hungary, curated by Beata Szechny (juried international)

2011 “Red” show sponsored by the City of Somerville (juried, local)

2011 “Artbeat” festival, Somerville, MA (juried, regional)

2011 Winners Show, “Paperworks Competition”, bj spoke gallery, Huntington NY (juried, international)

2011 “Rising Above” Invitational group show at the West Side Arts Coalition, commemorating 9/11, NYC, NY, curated by Carson Grant

2011 Next Big Idea Science and Arts festival, Los Alamos, NM (juried, international)

2011 “Artists in the Arboretum” Jamaica Plain, MA (juried, regional)

2011 Local Artists Project group show at the Blue Glass Cafe, Boston, MA

2011 “Driven to Abstraction”, Concord, NH

2011 “Early Winter Show”, the Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH (juried, regional)

2011 Show at The Work Bar in Boston

2011 Members’ Show, Attleboro Arts museum, Attleboro, MA

2011 “Regeneration”, regional juried show, Arlington, MA

2012 Exhibition of Mathematical Art at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA (January, juried, international)

2012 Pop-up show at Boston Beta, Microsoft Nerd Center, Cambridge, MA

2012 WGBH Winter Art Auction (juried)

2012 Solo show curated by John Quatrale, Athan’s Bakery, Brighton, MA

Represented by Turning Art, Member of the Arlington Center for the Arts, Newburyport Artists Association, Danforth Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, West Side Artists Coalition, Museum of Fine Arts


Portfolios and covers of magazines:

Art portfolio feature and cover in Palooka Magazine, Issue #4,

Art portfolio online feature plus Print edition cover art and section cover art for Prick of the Spindle Magazine vol 5.4,

Transition to Chaos” featured as cover art for “Communitas: Being alive in a crazy busy world”,

Green Function” featured in “Focus”, the news magazine of the Mathematical Association of America


Press :

Featured in a review of the Paperworks show on,

Featured in a review of “Artists in the Arboretum” in Jamaica Plain patch

Featured in a review of “Artists in the Arboretum” by the Back Bay Garden Club

Images featured in Oddball Magazine, The Quotable, and Diagram magazine


2011 “Biology of an Idea” selected as an ArtSlant showcase winner in the drawing category. More than 5 drawings and paintings featured in ArtSlant curated collections (international, juried/curated)

2011 Honorable Mention, Visual impact, for Vacuum Energy at the Next Big Idea festival, Los Alamos, NM (International, Juried)

2011 Special Recognition for “Music of the Spheres” in “The Elements” Competition sponsored by the “Light Space and Time Gallery” online

2011 “Density of States” one of 10 Finalists in Regional “Science and Art” competition, sponsored by Strem Chemicals and the Newburyport Art Association

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