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The Department of Art Welcomes New Faculty Member Chalet Comellas!

Published August 20, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 11.28.05 AMChalet Comellas will be teaching, promoting and overseeing our on-line courses.

She has been working in the field of visual arts education since 2003. Her work as an artist is performative in nature and she incorporates her object making with many disciplines including, painting, sculpture, digital media, and performance interventions.

She enjoys collaborating with artists that set out to explore various perspectives on art-making and social practice. A recent collaborative installation titled, In Relation To, was featured at InLight Richmond, (2014) a public exhibition of light based art and performances, hosted yearly by 1708Gallery (Richmond, VA). This interactive sculpture, installed in Monroe Park, invited the audience to manipulate a pool of sand with their bodies, collectively building and transforming the images being projected onto the surface and themselves. 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). In the past year, Comellas has also developed a series of interactive pop-up events called, Assembly Is Required. At each event the community is invited to interact with the participating artists and generate individual works, used as components in building a temporary art installation. The most recent event was hosted by PORTSPACE (Gulfport, FL) in 2014 and the next is scheduled to take place at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha, OK). Other collaborative works have been exhibited at galleries and art fairs including; Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, New York (2013), Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL (2012) and C. Emerson Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL). Since 2006, Chalet has had 5 solo exhibitions in Florida, and has recently been granted a solo exhibition in Tennessee, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (2016). She received her BFA, in Studio Arts from the University of Tampa (2001) and her MFA from Florida State University (2012).

For more information on Chalet Comellas’ work, visit her website.