Jeffrey Vallance, ‘Now More Than Ever’, 2017, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: Benefit Auction 2017

Framed: 20 x 25.25 in.

Jeffrey Vallance was born in 1955 in Redondo Beach, CA. In 1979, he received a B.A. from CSUN and in 1981 an M.F.A. from Otis. He lives and works in Los Angeles. His work blurs the lines between object making, installation, performance, curating and writing. Critics have described his work as an indefinable cross-pollination of many disciplines. Often his projects are site-specific such as burying a frozen chicken at a pet cemetery; traveling to Polynesia to research the myth of Tiki; having audiences with the king of Tonga, the queen and president of Palau and the presidents of Iceland; creating a Richard Nixon Museum; traveling to the Vatican to study Christian relics; installing an exhibit aboard a tugboat in Sweden; curating shows in the fabulous museums of Las Vegas, such as the Liberace and Clown Museum. In Lapland Vallance constructed a shamanic “magic drum,” In Orange County, Mr. Vallance curated the only art-world exhibition of the Painter of Light™ entitled “Thomas Kinkade: Heaven on Earth.” In 1983, he was host of MTV’s The Cutting Edge and appeared on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman. In 2004, Vallance received the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award.
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About Jeffrey Vallance

American, b. 1955

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Jeffrey Vallance: Now More Than Ever, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
2014
Ipsum, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Unbound, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles