Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Val Sivilli

Val Sivilli



I am a painter and a printmaker. My work is fueled by my passion for color, narrative and the sheer joy of the physical act of painting.   I am always looking for ways to address the narrative whether by working in a series or by actually embedding text into the physical work.

Originally, from Brooklyn, Long Island and then Brooklyn again, I now live in Hunterdon County, NJ. The Delaware River is never far from my sight.   I did my graduate work at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers and my undergrad at SUNY Purchase and Alfred university.   I am now an Adjunct Professor of Art at both RVCC and BCCC. I helped to create The Hunterdon Art Tour.

Quite often, I can be found playing my accordion somewhere

For THAT2019 I am curating and exhibiting in “SEED/s”, an exhibition at Whittemore CCC in Oldwick, NJ.  This exhibition will include 14 artists. I will be showing 2 pieces. One is a collaborative piece with my colleague Donna Stackhouse. The other is a narrative book. As of this writing, they are both in process – not yet completed.