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

Val Sivilli

Val Sivilli



I am a painter and a printmaker and a musician. I like to write short stories and illustrate them.  My work is fueled by my passion for color, narrative and physical expression.  I am always looking for ways to address a narrative whether by working in series or by embedding text into the physical work exploring conversations between the written word and the visual image.

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.  My graduate work was done at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, undergrad at SUNY Purchase and Alfred University.  I am an Adjunct Professor of Art at both Bucks and Raritan Valley Community Colleges. Civilian Art has been my  identity as a T-shirt designer since 1996.  in 2016, I worked to create The Hunterdon Art Tour and continue to serve on its steering committee.  Quite often, I can be found playing my accordion somewhere.

For THAT 2019 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 exhibiting a few of my pieces  in SEED/s.