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J. CHALET COMELLAS
Born 1971, Tampa FL, lives and works in Nashville, TN.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University

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Education

2012 MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2001 BFA, Studio Arts, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Residencies/Awards/Grants

2020 Visiting Artist-In-Residence, Vanderbilt University, TN
2018 Faculty in Residence, Facility for Arts Research at FSU, FL
2018 Juror's Award, Digital Media Category: ARTFIELDS, Lake City, SC
2018 Deans Travel Grant, CFA, Florida State University, Curatorial project, Marco Island Center for the Arts, FL
2018 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University, Group exhibition, Artfields, SC
2017 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University, Art I-10: P.S. Satelites, A project of Prospect New Orleans 4, LA
2016 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University, Group exhibition, InLight Richmond, VA
2015 Professional Development Grant, Florida State University, Two person exhibition, The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, OK
2015 Arrowmont, Artist in Residence, Finalist, TN
2013 Artist in Residence, 621 Gallery, FL
2009 Graduate Research Fellowship, Florida State University, FL

Exhibitions

2023
Can I see like a planet? and other questions for chatbots?
Solo Exhibition featuring works made in collaboration
Zeitgeist Gallery
Nashville, TN, November 4 - 25

Shaman in the Loop
Solo Exhibition in collaboration with Clint Sleeper
Vanderbilt University, Space 204 Gallery
Nashville, TN, August 24 - September 21

ÉRAMOS SEMILLAS / WE WERE SEEDS
Group Exhibition curated by Jose Luis Benavides
Stove Works
Chattanooga, TN, July 7 - November 11, 2023

2022
Delivery Systems
Group exhibition
University of Arizona, Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Tracked Prints // Layered Sounds,
Group exhibition
MAPC Conference, Power of Print, Kent State University, Kent, OH

The Leftovers
Group exhibition
Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN

Subsequent Layers
Group exhibition curated by Ry McCollough
Ferman Center for the Arts, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

2021
Terrain Biennial 2021, K.I.T.
Group exhibition
Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL

Dancing at Intersections
Solo Exhibition, organized by Ron Lambert
Bloomsburg University, Department of Art, Bloomsburg, PA

Moving in Spatial Limbo
Solo Exhibition
Austin Peay State University, <Terminal> Gallery, Clarksville, TN

Radical Thoughts
Group exhibition curated by Brooke Hailey
MOCAN, Nashville, TN

2020
APSU Faculty Triennial
Group exhibition
Austin Peay State University, The New Gallery, Clarksville, TN

Space Case: Making a case for artist-run spaces
Group exhibition
LABspace Gallery, Hillsdale, NY

Subcendent and so on
Group exhibition
Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC

2019
Educators as Artists
Group exhibition curated by Hannah Israel
Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA
FSU Faculty Exhibition
Group exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

2018
Comma Room
Group exhibition curated by Judith Rushin and Carolyn Henne|
https://www.bloomu.edu/performing-arts-facilities/haas|Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University|, Bloomsburg, PA

ArtFields 2018
National Juried Exhibition
1st Place Award: Digital Media Category, Lake City, SC

2017
InLight Richmond
Group exhibition in collaboration with Clint Sleeper and Mark Baker
Juried by Nate Trotman, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
ART I-10
Group exhibition curated by Mary Beyt and Brian Guidry for
P.S. Satellites: A Project of Prospect New Orleans, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
Atlanta Zine Fest
Group exhibition, Murmur Media, Atlanta, GA
HUDDLE
Group exhibition curated by, Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Little Triggers
Group exhibition juried by Duke Riley, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
Amply & Multiply
Group exhibition, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Chalet Comellas, Assembly Is Required
Solo Exhibition, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
Group exhibition|https://mofa.fsu.edu/|Museum of Fine Arts|, Tallahassee, FL

2016
InLight Richmond
Group exhibition juried by Ellina Kevorkian, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
EMBODY EMBED INVOKE
Three person exhibition, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
BRAVA
Group exhibition, The Studio@620, St. Petersburg, FL
FSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
Group exhibition|https://mofa.fsu.edu/|Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Working Memory
Solo Exhibition
Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015
Systematic Attempts in Lyrical Arrangements,
Two person exhibition, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK
Assembly Is Required: WISH
Collaborative exhibition, PORTSPACE, Gulfport, FL

2014
Assembly Is Required: ONWARD
Collaborative exhibition, Print St. Pete Studios, Gulfport, FL
InLight Richmond
Group exhibition in collaboration with Christina Poindexter, juried by Denise Markonish, organized by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Variance / Invariance
Group exhibition in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter, Flash Point Gallery, Washington D.C.
Making Now
Group exhibition in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter curated by Carolyn Henne, Group exhibition, |https://mofa.fsu.edu/|Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2013
Continuous Action,
Collaborative exhibition with Analog Analogue, curated by Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
Mudlark Report: Artist in Residence Exhibition
Collaborative exhibition with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2012
INVASIONS OF THE SURREAL, CONTEMPORARY VISUAL PERFORMANCE
Collaborative exhibition curated by Jill McDermid-Hokanson for Grace Exhibition Space, exhibited at Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too-Re/Mix Birthday Edition, Collaborative exhibition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Knock on Wood
Collaborative exhibition with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
FOCUS GROUP
Collaborative Performance with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL

2011
Working Method Collective Performances, exhibiting at Fountain Art, Miami, FL
Catastrophe in Low Contrast,
Solo Exhibition, SMALLS, Tallahassee, FL
Furred, Group exhibition, Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee, FL
Vignettes, Group exhibition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Contain it
Juried group exhibition, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL
Artist’s Living Room II,
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
We’re Fans
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
Cave Paintings
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
Bang on it
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL

2010
Grounded
National Juried Exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Artist’s Living Room
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL
Camera Obscura
Collaborative Exhibition with Analog Analogue, Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL

2009
Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists
Three person exhibition curated by Dorthy Cowden, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Pinnacle
National Juried Exhibition, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Florida Visual Metaphor
Group exhibition, Gallery for Innovation & the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL
Take Out
Traveling Group exhibition, Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, FL

2008
Visual Vocabulary
Solo Exhibition, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, FL
WHITE BOX GROUP SHOW: 2
Group exhibition, 5 Art Gallery, Tampa, FL
WTA
Group exhibition, curated by Elaine Gustavson, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Retro-Perspectives
Group exhibition curated by The Exhibitionists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2007
Cognitive Romance
Two person exhibition, Mahaffey Theatre, Progress Energy Center for the Arts, St Petersburg, FL
Spirituality and Materialism
Group exhibition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
56th Annual All Florida Exhibition
Juried exhibition, Juror: John Henry, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Chalet Comellas, Recent Works
Solo Exhibition, SPASM Gallery Ybor City, Tampa, FL

2006
Autumn
Solo Exhibition, C. Emerson Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Entre Chien et Loup
Group exhibition, Blue Acier Gallery, Tampa, FL
Biennial: Landscape in the Postmodern
Juried exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL
14th All Florida Juried Exhibition
Juried exhibition, Juror: Donald Kuspit, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Nueva Vida
Group exhibition, Gala Corina, Tampa, FL

2005
Solo Project Space MAYFAIRE
National Juried art fair, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
2D-3D 2005
Juried exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL
Familia de Comellas
Solo Exhibition, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, FL

Selected Online Exhibitions
Tracked Prints // Layered Sounds, presented small bars at the 2020 MAPC Remote Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2020
VOTE!! A Mail Art Project, archived in the Special Collections Library, Vanderbilt University, 2020
My View from Home, archived in the Special Collections Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2020
Connected // Connecting // Always and Especially Now, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN March, 2021

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Journals / Books
2023 Nolan, J., Needle in the Hay at Unrequited Leisure, Ruckus Journal, February, 2023.
2021 Geary, N., Assembly is Required: MANIFESTO, MAPC Journal, Tipping Point, Vol. 32-33, Spring, 2021
2013 Sherman, W., Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists, Rockport Press.


Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Podcasts & Online Media
2022 Nashville Scene, Review, Joe Nolan, Raheleh Filsoofi's Sculpture Video Installation Is a Meditative Mouthful, May 26
2021 Art Spiel, Interview, Nicole Kutz, Chalet Comellas-Baker: Interrogating the Performance of Identity, August 20
2021 Peachy Keen Podcast, Interview, Vivian Liddell, Episode 34 – Chalet Comellas-Baker, Making Art Among Nashville Sounds, May 20
2021 Locate Arts, Article, Rachel Bubis, Gallery Visit: MOCAN, May 27
2021 Nashville Scene, Review, Joe Nolan, Best New Alternative Display, Writer’s Choice, AIR Space at Unrequited Leisure, October 14
2020 The Open Call Podcast, Interview, Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, The Open Call Podcast with Chalet Comellas-Baker, October 29
2020 Nashville Scene, Review Best Online Exhibitions, Writer’s Choice, Unrequited Leisure,” Laura Hutson Hunter, October 15
2020 TIME Magazine, Article The Pandemic Closed Art Galleries’ Doors, but Who Needs Four Walls and Ceiling?, June 11
2020 Art Valley, Article Space Case: making a case for artist-run spaces, April 18
2020 The Program, Art & Tech Newsletter, Art in America, What We Are Reading Now, March 12
2019 The Focus, Locate Arts, Interview, Elysia Mann, Gallery Visit: Unrequited Leisure, September 30
2018 BURNAWAY, Article, ArtFields Winners Collectively Take Home $120K in Prizes, April
2018 The Vermillion, Article, Artists see Interstate 10 as a Muse, January 30
2017 Style Weekly, Review, InLight Richmond looks to a Famous Carnival More Than a Century Ago, October 31
2017 Tallahassee Democrat, Review, MoFA shows art with international flair, September 21
2012 Creative Loafing, Article, Two directions: C. Emerson and Mindy Solomon; St. Pete’s top private galleries travel different, but equally significant, paths, January 21
2010 Tampa Bay Times, Review, C. Emerson Fine Arts and Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibits pair portraiture, narration, June 30
2009 WMNF Radio FM 88.5, Interview, Mary Glenney and Arlene Englehart, A Women’s Place, October 29
2008 Orlando Sentinel, Article, Artist connects the dots to connect with us, July 21
2007 Tampa Bay Times, Review, Art Questions if Spirit Matters, November 26

Catalogs
2020 Art Freedom and Control, Miami New Media Festival," catalog essay by Pietro Dapranodom.
2014 Still Buzzing After All These Years, Making Now: Open for Exchange, catalog essay by Shane Selzer, Tallahassee, FL, Florida State University Press.
2011 SIX, College of Visual Art Theatre and Dance, Florida State University.
2009 Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists, catalog essay by Stacey Rosende, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, University of Tampa Press.

Talks and Presentations
2022 Class talk, Computational Abstraction, Vanderbilt University, TN
2022 Class talk, The business of art, University of Arts and Science of Oklahoma, OK
2021 Class talk, Collaborative Practice, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
2020 Panelist, The Civic-minded Art Practice, Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN
2018 Panelist, Art I-10, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2018 Artist talk, Assembly is Required, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2016 Artist talk, Embody Embed Invoke, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 Artist talk, BRAVA, The Studio@620, Saint Petersburg, FL
2016 Artist talk, Working Memory, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2015 Artist talk, Systematic Attempts in Lyrical Arrangements, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK
2013 Artist Talk, TEDx FSU Digital Direction, Florida State University along with artistic collaborators, Marnie Bettridge, Jay Corrales, Tyler Dearing, and Christina Poindexter, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2009 Artist Talk, Bovarnick, Comellas, Neri: Three Artists, Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Collections
2022 Soho House Nashville, Nashville, TN
2020 Vanderbilt University Library, Special Collections, Nashville, TN
2016 Colorado College Library, Special Collections, Colorado Springs, CO
2006 Tampa General Hospital Foundation, curated by Marilyn Mars, Tampa, FL
2005 Urban Atmospheres, Banner Project, City of Tampa Public Art, Tampa, FL


Curatorial Experience
2023 Disrupted Water Ways, Tahila Mintz, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2023 Needle in the Hay, Ellen Letcher + Julie Torres, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2022 Mediating, Vidya Giri + Maria Molteni, Co-curated with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2022 Artifacting, Raheleh Filsoofi, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2022 Mary Addison Hackett, Anonymous was a Vlog, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2021 Liz Clayton Scofield: The play’s the thing, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2021-22 AIR_(space) Projects, flagpole gallery, Nashville, TN
2020 Adjusting the Lens FEST!, Experimental Video and Film Fest, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2020 JPEGS (Joint Photographic Experts Group Show), with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 Future Framed Works, Group exhibition featuring: Liat Berdugo, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Rebecca Forstater, and Bahareh Khoshooee, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure Online, Nashville, TN
2020 <i>also<i/>tubes, Group exhibition featuring: Faith Holland, Amay Kataria, Everest Pipkin, Jeff Thompson, Lee Tussman, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2020 Anxious to Make, Collaborative exhibition featuring: Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2020 Do Over, Group exhibition featuring: Alla Clarke, Carrie Fonder, Steve Giasson, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Julie Lequin, Kelly Lloyd, and Nathaniel Wong, co-organized with Clint Sleeper, Didier Morelli, and Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, Good Sport Gallery, London, Ontario, CA
2019 What’s so Funny About the End of the World?, Middle Tennesssee State University, featuring: Patrick DeGuira, Craig Drennen, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Kristi Hargrove, Ron Lambert, Judy Rushin, and Clint Sleeper
2019 Terra Nullius, Christopher Kardambikis, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Hystrionics, Two-person exhibition featuring, Eleanor Aldrich and Guen Montgomery, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Adjusting the Lens: PLAY, experimental video screening, with Clint Sleeper, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Critical Distance, Solo exhibition featuring, Carolina Cleere,” Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Re: tracing, Solo Exhibition featuring, Kelly Hider, Unrequited Leisure, TN
2019 This is Madness: A Proof, Solo Exhibition featuring Carolyn Henne, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Frameworks, Collective exhibition featuring the works ILSSA union members, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Act IV Scene, III, Solo Exhibition featuring Craig Drennen, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Judy Rushin Wears Weelsee Wen, Solo Exhibition featuring Judy Rushin, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Do Over, Group exhibition featuring: Allana Clarke, Carrie Fonder, Steve Giasson, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Julie Lequin, Kelly Lloyd, and Nathaniel Wong, co-organized with Clint Sleeper, Didier Morelli, and Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 PRINT+SYSTEMS+SOUND, Group Exhibition featuring: John C. Kelley, Sam King, Abigail Lucien, and Elysia Mann, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 A Beautiful Mess, Group exhibition featuring: Karen Brooks, Chris Simpson, and Jim DeVault, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Adjusting the Lens: FSU, Experimental film screening; George Jenne, Julietta Cheung, Peter Whittenberger, Justin Lincoln, Monica Cook, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, Alma Leiva, Kelly Sears, Jason Bernagozzi, with Clint Sleeper, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2019 Adjusting the Lens: PERFORM, Experimental film screening; Julietta Cheung, Rah Eleh, George Jenne, Lydia Moyer, Stephen Nachtigall, and Jordan Vinyard, with Clint Sleeper Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2019 Disagreeable Giver, Solo exhibition, Marc Mitchell, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2018 By Virtue of Place, Group exhibition featuring: Nick Collier, Elizabeth DiDonna, Amy Fleming, Becki Rutta, Alejandro Simon, with Christina Poindexter, Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL