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J. Chalet Comellas

Published August 10, 2015

comellasAssistant Teaching Professor
Department of Art


Office: FAB306




Chalet Comellas is an artist and arts educator. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Florida State University in 2012 and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tampa in 2001. She has been working in the arts education field since 2003. In addition to teaching, Comellas is an interdisciplinary artist. Her artwork is comprised of painting, prints/drawings, sculpture, and new media installation. She has performed and exhibited her work in museums, art fairs and galleries including; InLight Richmond, hosted by 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA (2014), Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, New York (2013), and Fountain Art Fair in Miami (2012). Comellas has participated in several public art projects in Florida including an outdoor video installation commissioned by the Tampa Museum of Art, during Art Basel Miami Beach (2006).


Master of Fine Arts Degree, Florida State University, 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Tampa in 2001

Teaching Areas

  • Online Teaching
  • Contemporary Art


Interdisciplinary art and socially engaged projects

Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

Group Exhibition: InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2014. Juror, Denise Markonish, Mass MoCA
Artist in Residency: 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2012
Group Exhibition: RETRO-PERSPECTIVES, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, 2008. Curator, Noah Rollins
Group Exhibition: 56th Annual All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art Boca Raton, FL, 2007. Juror: John Henry
Solo Exhibition: Autumn, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2006

  • Artist Talk: TEDx Talk, Florida State University, Analog Analogue: Recent Works, Tallahassee, FL, June 2012
  • Public Works: The Shelter Project, Tallahassee-Leon Homeless Shelter, Project Assistant- Community Sculpture Project, in collaboration with FSU graduate students and artist, Callie Curry, SWOON Tallahassee, Florida, 2012
  • Group Exhibition: 14th All Florida Juried Exhibition, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006. Juror, Donald Kuspit
  • Public Works: Urban Atmospheres, Windows to the City: Banner Project, Paintings commissioned by City of Tampa Public Art