BIO / CV

Chalet Comellas is an artist and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University, where she teaches courses on art and the environment and contemporary art. Comellas' research explores a variety of artistic practices relating to cultural, social and ecological issues and creates new media projects that integrate sculpture, collage, video and sound. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Florida State University. Comellas' work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and fairs, including; P.S. Satellites: A Project of Prospect New Orleans, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA (2017) Toronto Art Book Fair in Toronto, Canada (2017), Amplify & Multiply, Colorado Springs, CO (2017), Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL (2017), InLight Richmond, Richmond, VA (2017, 2016 and 2014), EYEDRUM, Atlanta, GA (2016), Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (2013), Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL (2012), Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL (2007).

EDUCATION

MFA - Studio Art, Florida State University
BFA - Painting, The University of Tampa

EXHIBITIONS

New Work, FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, 2019. Group.

Commaroom, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomburg, PA, 2018. Group.

Tarot, Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA, 2018. Group.

Artfields, Polyphony Music, Lake City, SC, 2018. Group. Juror, Eleanor Heartney, author and contributing editor for Art in America.

Moving Bodies Moving Images, Facility for Arts Research, Tallahassee, FL, 2018. Group.

Commabox, Facility for Arts Research at FSU, Tallahassee, FL, 2018. Group. Curated by Judy Rushin.

Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, 2018. Group.

ART I-10, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2017. Part of P.S.Satellites: A Project of Prospect New Orleans, curated by Mary Beyt and Brian Guidry.

InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2017. Group. Juror, Nate Trotman.

Atlanta Zine Fest, Printed Matter 2017, "Manifesto" Murmur Media, Atlanta, GA, 2017. Group.

HUDDLE, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2017. Group. Curated by, Kristine Schomaker.

The Common Table, Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2017. Group.

Little Triggers, juried by Duke Riley, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL, 2017. Group.

Amply & Multiply, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 2017. Group.

Assembly Is Required: MANIFESTO, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2017. Solo.

Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, 2017. Group.

InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2016. Juror, Ellina Kevorkian.

EMBODY EMBED INVOKE, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2016. Group.

BRAVA, The Studio@620, St. Petersburg, FL, 2016. Group.

Working Memory, Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2016. Solo.

Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, 2016. Group.

Systematic Attempts In Lyrical Arrangements, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK, 2015. 2 person show.

Assembly Is Required: PORTSPACE, PORTSPACE Gallery, Gulfport, FL, 2015.

InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2014. Juror, Denise Markonish.

Assembly Is Required: ONWARD, Print St.Pete, Gulfport, FL, 2014.

Variance / Invariance, in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter, Flash Point Gallery, Washington D.C., 2014. Group.

Making Now, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University. Tallahassee FL. 2014. Group.

Live Feed, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2013. Performance.

Mudlark Report: Artist In Residence Exhibition, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2013. Performance.

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too-Re/Mix Birthday Edition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 2012. Performance.

Analog Analogue: Performances, Fountain Art Fair, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, curated by Grace Exhibition Space during Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL. 2012. Performance.

Knock on Wood, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2012. Performance.

By All Means, FSU Department of Art Faculty & Adjunct Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, Jan. 2012. Group.

MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL. 2012. Group.

FOCUS GROUP, In collaboration with Analog Analogue. Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL. 2012. Performance.

Working Method Collective Performances, In collaboration with Analog Analogue, Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL. 2011. Performance.

Vignettes, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 2011. Group.

Contain it, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL, 2011. Group.

The Party, A Catastrophe In Low Contrast, SMALLS Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2011. Solo.

Artist’s Living Room II, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2011. In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

We’re Fans, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2011. In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

Cave Paintings, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2011. In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

Bang on it, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2011.
In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

Artist’s Living Room, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2010. In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

Camera Obscura, Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL, 2010. In collaboration with Analog Analogue.

3 Artists, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, 2009. Group.

Florida Visual Metaphor, Gallery for Innovation & the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL, 2008. Group.

WHITE BOX GROUP SHOW: 2, 5Art Gallery, Tampa, FL, 2008. Group.

WTA, curated by Elaine Gustavson, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, 2008. Group.

Cognitive Romance, Progress Energy Center for the Arts, St Petersburg, FL, 2007. Two person show.

56th Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, 2007. Juror, John Henry.

Autumn, Solo Exhibition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL Solo Exhibition, 2006. Group.

Entre Chien ET Loup, Blue Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL, 2006. Group.

Biennial: Landscape in the Postmodern, Juried Exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL, 2006. Group.

14th All Florida Juried Exhibition, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006. Group. Juror, Donald Kuspit.


TALKS/LECTURES/SYMPOSIA

Panel Discussion. Art I-10, Delivered at Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA. 2018, January.

Artist Talk, Embody Embed Invoke. Delivered at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 2016, August.

Artist Talk, Ode To Ligeia. Delivered at The Studio@620, Saint Petersburg, FL. 2016, April.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Working Memory. Delivered at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN. 2016, March.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Systematic Attempts In Lyrical Arrangements. Delivered at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK. 2015, November.

Artist Talk, TEDx FSU: Analog Analogue: Recent Works. Delivered at Florida State University with artistic collaborators Bettridge, M., Corrales, J., Dearing, T., & Poindexter, C., Tallahassee, FL. 2013, August.


RESIDENCIES

621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL. 2012-2013.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Florida State University Faculty Development Grants, 2015-2019.
Juror's Award for Digital Media: Artfields, 2018.
FSU College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, 2018.
Art I-10 Travel Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts / National Endowment for the Arts, 2017.
Graduate Research Fellowship, Florida State University, 2009–2012.


COLLECTION and COMMISSION

"sisterhood is for everyday people", 2 channel video, commissioned by Judy Rushin and Carolyn Henne for the Commabox Launch Party at Happy Motoring. 2018.

"Maybe In the Morning" Album Cover Design, commissioned by recording artist Emily Duff. Released in 2017.

The Shelter Project, Community Sculpture, in collaboration with FSU MFA students and artist, Callie Curry, SWOON, commissioned by The Shelter, Tallahassee, Florida, 2012.

"Bees without a Queen", Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Tampa, FL. 2006.

Urban Atmospheres, Public Banner Project, Commissioned by City of Tampa Public Art, Tampa, FL, 2005.


REVIEWS APPEARING IN BOOKS OR MONOGRAPHS

Selzer, S. A. (2014). Still Buzzing After All These Years. In Making Now: Open for Exchange, Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University Press.

Sherman, W. (2013). Back To Basics 10 Tracings: Analog Analogue. In Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists, Rockport Press.

Rosende, S. (2009). 3 Artists, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL: University of Tampa Press


REVIEWS APPEARING ON A WEBSITE

Burnaway Staff. (2018). 2018 ArtFields Winners Collectively Take Home $120K in Prizes. BURNAWAY The Voice of Art in the South. Retrieved from https://burnaway.org/winners-artfields-2018-competition-take-home-120k/

Bennett, L. (2010). C. Emerson Fine Arts and Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibits pair portraiture, narration. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved from http://www.tampabay.com/features/visualarts/c-emerson-fine-arts-and-mindy-solomon-gallery-exhibits-pair-portraiture/1186619

Mannis, D. (2009). Artist connects the dots to connect with us. Orlando Sentinal. Retrieved from http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2008-07-21/news/lartsinlake21_1_comellas-war-ii-upcoming-exhibit


TEACHING

Florida State University, Assistant Teaching Professor and Online Programs Coordinator in the Department of Art. 2015-present.

Florida State University, Adjunct Instructor of Record, in the Department of Art. 2013-2015.

Florida State University. Graduate Teaching Assistant, in the Department of Art. 2010-2012.


TEACHING HONORS and AWARDS

The University Teaching and Advising Award, Nominee, Florida State University (2018).
Excellence in Online Course Design, Office of Distance Learning, Florida State University (2016).