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J. Chalet Comellas

Published August 10, 2015

comellasAssistant Teaching Professor
Department of Art


Office: FAB306




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

Teaching Areas

  • Online Teaching
  • Contemporary Art


Video art, installation art, sculpture

Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • ARTFIELDS, “Movement In Place”, Lake City, SC, Apr. 2018 Area Award for Digital Media
  • COMMA Project, curated by Judy Rushin, Facility for Arts Research at FSU, Tallahassee, FL, Feb. 2018
  • InLight Richmond, juried by Nate Trotman, hosted by1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Nov. 2017
  • ART I-10, Part of P.S.Satellites: A Project of Prospect New Orleans, curated by Mary Beyt and Brian Guidry, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Oct. 2017 – Feb. 2018
  • The Common Table, Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jul. 2017
  • Little Triggers, juried by Duke Riley, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL, Jul. 2017
  • Amply & Multiply, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, April. 2017
  • InLight Richmond, juried by Ellina Kevorkian, hosted by1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2016
  • EMBODY EMBED INVOKE, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2016
  • Working Memory, Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2016
  • Systematic Attempts In Lyrical Arrangements, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK, 2015
  • Assembly Is Required: MAKE A WISH, PORTSPACE Gallery, Gulfport, FL, 2015
  • InLight Richmond, juried by Denise Markonish, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2014
  • Assembly Is Required: ONWARD, Gulfport, FL, 2014
  • Variance / Invariance, in collaboration with Judy Rushin and Christina Poindexter, Flash Point Gallery, Washington D.C., 2014
  • Live Feed, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
  • Mudlark Report: Artist In Residence Exhibition, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, 621Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2013
  • Have Your Cake and Eat It Too-Re/Mix Birthday Edition, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 2012
  • Analog Analogue: Performances, Fountain Art Fair, in collaboration with Analog Analogue, curated by Grace Exhibition Space during Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL