J. Chalet Comellas is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University, where she has developed and teaches courses on art and the environment and contemporary art. Professor 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. In these mediums she works toward creating abstract narratives, romantic gestures and even absurd solutions, to be examined and questioned.
Her 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 (2014, 2016 and 2017), EYEDRUM, Atlanta, GA (2016), Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (2013), Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL (2012), Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL (2007).
Professor Comellas teaches the Department’s online courses, which meet the state-wide Liberal Studies designation and the University Humanities Core requirement, thus serving a broad segment of FSU’s undergraduate population. The course introduces non-majors to topics in studio art practices through engaging content that addresses current cultural trends in contemporary art and guide students through developing written essays on the topic. In 2016, Prof. Comellas won an Award for Excellence in Online Course Design from the FSU Office of Distance Learning, in recognition of her work in designing and implementing the course.
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Florida State University, 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Tampa in 2001
Video art, installation art, sculpture