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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

VALTA US Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On March 13th at the Mark Borghi Fine Art gallery, Valta Us had a wonderful exhibit of his latest paintings


Valta was born in an Austrian refugee camp during WWII. The 14th of 15 children, he emigrated with his parents to Connecticut in 1951. An accomplished musician as well, he studied classical guitar at the New England Conservatory and has played in Rock & Roll bands.



On the right, Valta with art curator and consultant Julie Keyes.
To the left are Elizabeth Cheviot and Julia Youk, of Julie Keyes Art






Ute Kronawetter, Gabriele Wolf And Teresa Faudon, of the Austrian Tourist Office.
On the right, Valta with wife Suzanne Bonds












Dion Lowery and Leslie Johnson Lowery








Giulio Capua, and  Margaret Russell




Joan Kraisky with Suzanne



Education

1980 MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1972 BFA, Tufts University, Medford, MA
1971 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1966 Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT.

Awards and Grants

2007 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2000 MacDowell Colony, Residence Grant, Peterborough, NH
2000 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1995 Blanche E. Coleman Foundation Grant, Boston, MA
1990 Blanche E. Coleman Foundation Grant, Boston, MA
1987 MacDowell Colony, Residence Grant. Peterborough, NH
1986 The Artists Foundation, Finals, Boston, MA
1984 The Artists Foundation, Fellowship Grant, Boston, Mass,
1982 Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
79-80 Teaching Fellowship in Advanced Drawing, RISD, Providence, RI
66-71 Longstreth Scholarship Award
Education Opportunity Grant
Elizabeth Bartol Scholarship
Clough Scholarship Fund
Silvermine Guild Award, Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT.


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