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JOHN VALENTINO
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 10824
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-5377


Education

State University of New York at Buffalo.
Masters of Fine Arts, Photography May 1995

Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Arts, English/Writing May 1990

Current Position

Assistant Professor Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond LA
Responsible for teaching all levels of digitally based artwork. Classes include instruction in raster and vector based imagery as well as multimedia, non-linear video and Web based artistic practice.

Recent Non-Academic Positions

Associate Director Arts in Education Institute of Western New York. Cheektowaga, NY
Responsible for Teaching Artist training and selection, developing all visual productions, and building and maintaining Institute Website. Coordinating liaisons with higher education: refining art major apprenticeship program; developing pre-service teacher training; developing graduate level partnership for Focus School; and, developing aesthetic education course in keeping with Lincoln Center Institute approach. Oversee design of all printed materials. Research grant opportunities and prepare grant proposals.
August 1999 to present

Education Curator Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA). Buffalo, NY
Responsible for the management, development and funding of the Education Program. Developed and marketed program to schools, community groups and organizations. Raised funds for gallery and education program from business, foundation and government sources. Taught classes and workshops in digital imaging, non-silver, and traditional photography. Hired additional teachers. Curated exhibitions of photographic and digital art from international, national and regional artists.
September 1996 to June 1999

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Computer Image Synthesis. A course looking at the use of images in the digital age. Students will work from a number of image sources--printed images, photographic images, video, and computer-generated images. The purpose of this course is to explore this new imaging technology and try to find pathways towards the development of an aesthetic discourse for the medium.
Spring 2000

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Electronic Imaging. Introduced concepts of digital imaging using Photoshop and CyberStudio. Covered topics including imaging techniques, input, output, ethics and history of digital imaging. Introduced current art theory as it related to class shooting assignments.
Winter 1998/99

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Color Photography. Taught an introductory course in color photography. Introduced concepts of color theory, composition, color printing, history of color processes, digital imaging, archival preparation and storage. Introduced current art theory as it related to class shooting assignments.
Fall 1998

Adjunct Faculty State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Large Format Photography. Taught course in landscape, architecture and studio photography using the 4 x 5 camera. Taught, aesthetics, camera movements, Zone System, and studio lighting.
Summer 1998

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Color Photography. Team-taught class with five other faculty members. Gave lectures on history of photography, digital imaging and fine art applications of color. Spring 1998

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Color Photography. Fall 1997

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Color Photography. Spring 1997

Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Rochester, NY
Intro. to Color Photography. Fall 1996

Adjunct Faculty State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Color Photography. Taught an introductory course in color photography. Introduced concepts of color theory, composition, color printing, history of color processes, archival preparation and storage. Introduced current art theory as it related to class shooting assignments. Fall 1996

Adjunct Faculty State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Intro. to Photography. Sole studio instructor during session. Required to maintain darkrooms. Produced syllabi in preparation for classes in introductory photography which includes lessons in color photo and digital imaging
Summer 1996

Lecturer The Nichols School. Buffalo, NY
Digital Imaging. Introductory course in computer art. Instructed students in basic techniques of operating Macintosh computers. Introduced concepts of design and composition.
Spring 1995

Adjunct Faculty State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Taught an introductory course in photography. Instructed students in basic darkroom and photographing techniques. Introduced current art theory as it related to class shooting assignments. Taught basic design concepts.
Summer 1994

Teaching Assistant State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Independently taught introductory course in photography. Instructed students in
basic darkroom and photographing techniques. Introduced basic design concepts and
incorporated concepts of current art theory into lectures and assignments.
Spring 1995

Teaching Assistant State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
Independently taught introductory course in photography. Instructed students in
basic darkroom and photographing techniques. Introduced basic design concepts and
incorporated concepts of current art theory into lectures and assignments.
Fall 1994

Substitute Teacher The Nichols School. Buffalo, NY
Regular substitute teacher for photography and Macintosh based digital art classes.
Spring 1996


Additional Gallery Experience


Exhibition Coordinator Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art . Buffalo, NY
Responsible for the preparation of artwork for presentation, and shipping. Assisted in the curating of exhibitions. Designed show layout and install artwork. Produced and installed satellite exhibitions. Wrote press-releases and other promotional materials for gallery. October 1995 - September 1996

Writing Experience



Co-Author Focal Press. New York, NY.
Edited, updated and wrote new chapters in second edition of the photography textbook
"Photographic Possibilities, The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes" by Robert Hirsch and John Valentino. Added new chapters in digital imaging, digital output and gum printing.
Publication date: May 2000

Contributing Author Brown and Benchmark Publishers. Madison, WI.
Wrote chapter on digital imaging in third edition of Photography textbook
"Exploring Color Photography" by Robert Hirsch. Discussed issues and techniques
surrounding digital imaging practice.
Publication date: September 1996


Journalism Experience

Photographer The Ithaca Times. Ithaca, NY. Weekly circulation of 20,000.
Sole photographer for newspaper. Shot and processed news, feature
and sports photographs on deadline. Produced advertising art photography.
August 1990 - March 1993

Free-lance Reporter The Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY
Daily circulation of 80,000-200,000.
Reported and wrote news and feature stories. Covered two counties on a regular basis.
Completed police calls for a six-county area. Substituted for full-time reporters.
December 1989 - November 1991

Free-lance Correspondent The Associated Press. Rochester, NY
Wrote breaking news stories for regional and national publication.
Produced photo illustrations for all stories
October 1991 - August 1992

Reporter The Ithaca Times. Ithaca, NY
Responsible for education, county and city government beats.
Wrote investigative news, human interest, reviews and arts and entertainment articles.
November 1988 - August 1990


Solo Exhibitions

Dyett Gallery
SUNY Buffalo. Buffalo, NY
"Chinese Mountainscape Architecture"
Jan. 13 - Feb. 21, 1997

Goldman/Greenfield Art Gallery
Daemon College. Amherst, NY
"Dragons Playing the Ball"
Nov. 9-Dec. 2, 1995

Villa Maria College
Cheektowaga, NY
"MFA Thesis show"
April 28 - May 14, 1995

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art
Buffalo, NY
"The Shampoo Room"
Nov. 11-Dec. 21, 1994

SRO Gallery,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
"Solo Exhibition"
Oct. 31- Nov. 30, 1994


Group Shows

"1998 New York Biennial"
The New York State Museum
Albany, NY
February 6 - April 26, 1998

"In Western New York"
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, NY
May 31 - July 13, 1997

"The Holiday Show"
Big Orbit Gallery
Buffalo, NY
Dec. 1996-Jan. 1997

"No England No Amsterdam"
Real Art Ways (RAW)
Hartford, CT.
May 18-June 30, 1996

"Artists and Models Affair"
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Buffalo, NY
May, 1995

"LaGrange National Biennial"
LaGrange College
LaGrange, GA
March 12-April 30, 1994

"The Diversity Show"
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
March -April 1994

"100 Years of Street Photography"
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
February 20-April 3, 1994

"The Graduate Show"
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Feb. 3 -16, 1994

"UB Photographers"
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Jan. 27-Feb. 18 1994

"Annual Juried Exhibition"
State of the Art Gallery
Ithaca, NY
April 1991

"The Camera and Representation"
CEPA
Buffalo, NY
Feb. 5-April 2, 1994

"Annual Juried Exhibition"
State of the Art Gallery
Ithaca, NY
March 1992


Professional Associations and Service to Field

Juror, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 555 Broadway NY, NY.
Video, Film and Animation Panel member.
March 10, 1999

Juror, Baldwin Wallace College. Berea, Ohio
Juried artworks of all mediums for inclusion in exhibition titled "Evolutions."
March 1999

Co-Chairperson Coalition of Arts Providers for Children (CAPC)
Elected Co-Chairman of a coalition made up of 19 not-for-profit organizations (providers of Arts in Education services). Co-developed committee structure, wrote grants totaling $73,000 and served as an ad-hoc member of all committees. Hired and supervise coordinator.
July 1997 – April 1999

Peer Panel Member Cultural Incentive Program. Arts Council of Buffalo and Erie County. Served on an individual artist grant panel.
December 1998

Peer Panel Member Cultural Incentive Program. Arts Council of Buffalo and Erie County. Served on an individual artist grant panel.
December 1997

Artist Performer Dinosaur, A performance art group founded in 1978.
Acted and produced props for performances in a series of productions titled "Fourth World:"
A history of the Western World seen through Hopi Mythology. Performed at various local
and regional venues including Painted Bride (Philadelphia PA), Cornell University, and St. Regis Reservation, NY.
1989-1992


Collections

Lammar Dodd Art Center, Atlanta GA

Steven Keller (Grants Administrator, City of Buffalo)

Paulo Buennos, São Paulo, Brazil

Daryl Rasuli, Buffalo, NY


Curatorial Experience

Keith Johnson
"Recent Work"
CAMPOS Photography Center
July 6 - July 31, 1998

Beth Yarnelle Edwards
"Suburban Dreams"
CAMPOS Photography Center
June 1 - June 27, 1998

"Emerging Artist Exhibition"
Co-curated with Robert Hirsch
Tim Merrick & Carol Selter
CEPA Gallery
February 21- April 10, 1997

Peter Goin
"Humanature"
CAMPOS Photography Center
June 6 - July 4, 1997

Janice Levy
"The Face of Madagascar"
CEPA Gallery
June 27-August 30, 1997

Margaret Wagner
"Making and Unmaking"
CEPA Gallery
June 27-August 30, 1997

"Northern Lights"
Co-curated with Robert Hirsch
Toni Hafkensheid & Steven Payne
CAMPOS Photography Center
June 6 - July 4, 1997


Publications

"The New Street Photography"
CD ROM published in connection with the
"100 Years of Street Photography" exhibition
© 1994 Wright State University

"TV GUIDE"
Vol. 40 No. 45
November 7-13, 1992
Advertisement " The Geraldo Show"

"Artvoice"
17 June 1998 Vol. 9 No. 24
Travel Supplement

"Telegraph Magazine"
March 4, 1995 pg. 22
London, England
(assistant to Tina Barney)

"The Photo Review"
Vol. 17 No. 3.
© Summer 1994

Cornell University Summer Course Catalogue
Summer 1992
Photo Illustration


Academic Experience

Presenter NYS Art Teachers Association 1998 Annual Convention, Buffalo, NY
Presented Workshops titled "Critiquing Photographs in the Classroom" and "Alternative Processes and Cameras".
November 1998

Panel Member Common Ground For Learning. Arts in Education conference. Syracuse University. Presented partnership model I co-developed for the Coalition of Arts Providers for Children.
October 1998

Facilitator Work in Process: the 2nd Annual ESP Summer Seminar.
Facilitated workshop exercises and group discussions centered on cultural organization and public school partnerships.
July 1998

Presenter Society for Photographic Education (SPE).
1994 NE Regional Conference, University of Hartford.
Panel discussion "Issues and Ethics of Electronic/Digital Imagery."
November 4 - 6, 1994

Artist Talk Daemon College
In conjunction with "Dragons Playing the Ball" Exhibition. Discussed issues
surrounding photographic illustration for publication and travel photography.
November 1995

Artist Talk Villa Maria College
In conjunction with "MFA Thesis Show" Discussed personal issues surrounding
conceptual and installation art. May 1995


Studio Photography Experience

Photo Assistant Jon Reis Photography. Ithaca, NY
Assisted in the daily operation of a professional photographic studio. Photographed products and conducted portrait sessions. Shoot and assist on-location shoots. Printed black and white and color photographs.
September 1992 to January 1993

Photographer John Valentino Photography. Ithaca, NY
Operated an independent business shooting and processing black and white and color photographs for advertising, publication and weddings. Maintained a private studio with strobe lighting equipment.
August 1990 to August 1993