Valerie Allen is a professional artist living in Michigan. She received her BFA from University of Cincinnati, associate degree in interior design from Delta College and post-graduate studies at Central Michigan University. She is the curator of Studio 23 in Bay City, Michigan and a certified working artist for Golden Artist Colors of New Berlin, New York.
Valerie has exhibited nationally including the Chicago Biennial, New American Drawing in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the National Collage Society in Massachusetts. Recently her work was shown at Site: Brooklyn in New York and Valerie’s paintings were included in the American Abstract Painters exhibit for the 25th anniversary of the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania.
She has lectured across Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana on painting with acrylics. These lectures are presented at art departments, art guilds, art stores and associations. She has taught art as an adjunct instructor at Delta College, Kirtland Community College, Alpena Community College, and Northwood University, all in Michigan.
Valerie has juried exhibits in the Midwest, including Anton Art Center’s Michigan Annual XLVIII, Ann Arbor Women Artists Summer Show, Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition by Indiana’s Southside Art League and is the juror for The 2021 Great Northern International Art Explosion.
She recently curated a collaborative exhibit with Studio 23 and Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy titled “Land to River” and films weekly art demonstrations for Studio 23. She has had artists residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Wave Pool Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation in New Berlin, New York.
Valerie creates her abstract and nonrepresentational paintings in her studio located at Geisler Enterprises, a business and art incubator, in the Stadium District of Midland, MI. She also maintains a summer studio east of Cincinnati, Ohio.