Charles  Valoroso (USA)

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Charles Valoroso

Birthplace: 1950 ~ Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Education: 1968 to 1972 ~ California College of Arts & Crafts ~ Oakland, CA
Degree: 1972 ~ Bachelor of Fine Art
Teaching: 1977 to 1981 ~
Honolulu Community College
University of Hawaii

Select Solo Exhibitions:
2008 SFMOMA Artists Gallery. Now & Zen Honolulu, HI
2002 Kauai Museum. Chicken Skin Lihue, Kauai, HI
2000 Hawaii Pacific University. Tropical Hi-Jinx Kaneohe, HI
1998 Hopper Gallery. I want to get back to my little grass shack Honolulu, HI
1997 Honolulu Hale. / City Hall The real thing Honolulu, HI
1997 BOOM Gallery. Impermanence (video installation) Honolulu, HI
1996 BOOM Gallery. Time traveler Honolulu, HI
1992 Art Space Gallery. Skill of throw net fishing Honolulu, HI
1991 Stones Gallery. Neighborhoods Lihue, Kauai, HI
1990 Stones Gallery. Ghost Shirts ~ Illusions of Aloha Lihue, Kauai, HI
1988 Four Eyes Gallery. Pagan rituals Honolulu, HI

Select Group Exhibitions:
2007 Thacher Gallery U.S.F. To Hedonopolis from Melencolony San Francisco, CA
2007 SFMOMA Artists Gallery. City Life San Francisco, CA
2007 The Contemporary Museum. 10th Anniversary Exhibition Honolulu, HI
2007 The Contemporary Museum. Filipino American Artists Centennial Honolulu, HI
2007 SOMARTS. Overmapped San Francisco, CA
2002 SFMOMA Artists Gallery. Real Hot Rods San Francisco, CA
1999 The Contemporary Museum. Contemporarities ‘99 Honolulu, HI
1998 Honolulu Academy of Arts. Malaya / Return to Forever Honolulu, HI
1997 The Contemporary Museum. Contemporarities ‘97 Honolulu, HI
1997 Honolulu Advertiser Gallery. So Long Salon Honolulu, HI
1996 East West Center Gallery. Kayumanggi Presence ‘96 Honolulu, HI
1996 Honolulu Academy of Art. 41st Annual Artists of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
1995 Skyline College. Kayumanggi Presence ‘95 San Bruno, CA
1995 Honolulu Academy of Art 40th Annual Artists of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
1994 Linekona Art Center Kayumanggi Presence ‘94 Honolulu, HI
1994 The Contemporary Museum City & County of Honolulu Collection Honolulu, HI
1993 Honolulu Hale / City Hall Kayumanggi Presence ‘93 Honolulu, HI
1990 Honolulu Advertiser Gallery Selections 1990 / The Persis Collection Honolulu, HI
1989 Honolulu Academy of Art 34th Annual Artists of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
1988 Honolulu Academy of Art 33rd Annual Artists of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
1983 Mill Street Gallery New Artists / Group Show Aspen, CO
1977 Honolulu Hale / City Hall Really, now! ~ 4 Realist Painters Honolulu, HI
1974 Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego California Hawaii Biennial San Diego, CA
1973 San Francisco Museum of Art Drawings curated by Rolando Castellon San Francisco, CA

Select Corporate Collections:
Thurston & Sharon Twigg-Smith Honolulu, HI
The Honolulu Advertiser Collection Honolulu, HI
First Hawaiian Bank Corporate Collection Honolulu, HI
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI
The Persis Collection Honolulu, HI
The City & County of Honolulu Collection Honolulu, HI
Verizon / Hawaiian Tel Corporate Collection Honolulu, HI
Banana Republic Flagship Store Collection Honolulu, HI
Greg Northrup / Fine Art Associates Honolulu, HI
Mauna Lani Resort Mauna Lani, HI
Mazie Hirono / U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.
Jack Myers / Myers Development San Francisco, CA
Glenn Frye / The Eagles Aspen, CO

Artists Statement:

Now And Zen
Painting is about taking up space and time without actually taking up a lot of space or using up much time. It is a way to measure time in slow motion and still be able to return to that particular time and space without actually traveling anywhere. It gives the illusion of light without using up too much energy.

Painting is a process that I use to make life meaningful. It is very much like playing music or meditation.

I am not particularly interested in the subject matter that I paint. I use cars and architecture to reference a certain era of my life from the 1950’s to the present. It is a part of what I see everyday in the urban environment. It keeps changing and evolving, but at the same time it remains the same.

Painting is a zen experience that transcends space and time.

Charles Valoroso
March, 2008