Valerie Mankoff has always been an artist, both graphic and poet/writer, despite having no formal art training until later adulthood. Her creative influences include the work of Joseph Cornell, Joan Snyder, Romare Beardon and traditional Asian Art. In addition to her life as an artist, she was a Psychoanalyst in private practice for 25 years. She is an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists.

KEY EXHIBITIONS

* "The World of Artists", National Arts Club, New York City

* NAWA Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York City

* "Small Works" Juried Art Exhibit - NAWA Gallery, New York City

NAWA 120th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City

"24'x24'x7" - Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

* "Spring Into Summer", National Association of Women Artists

* Block Gallery at Studio Montclair "Pentimento", Montclair, NJ (solo show)

* "Pivotal Paintings", Yard School of Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

* "State of the Art", Studio Montclair Member's Exhibit, Montclair NJ, SMI Gallery

"Art Connections" Juried Show, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ

* Studio Montclair, "Inspirations," Montclair Library

International Collage Exhibit, New Zealand

"HERstorically Speaking", NAWA Juried Exhibit, Johnson and Johnson Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

* Kinnelon Public Library "Dreamscapes I", Kinnelon, NJ (solo show)

* Parsippany  Pubic Library "Dreamscapes II", Parsippany, NJ (solo show)

* Annual Members Exhibition - NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

* "Incite: Dreams Realized", North Light Books

* "JADE", Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ

* "Power of Nine," exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ

* "JADE" exhibition, Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ

* "Reveries + Ruminations", Cottage Place Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ

* "Melange" Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

* "Power of Nine" exhibition, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ

* Pen & Brush Society, "Transitions," Virtual Art Event

* Newark Open Doors, Newark NJ

24"24"x9" - Gallery at Presbyterian Church, Franklin Lakes, NJ

* Wilson School Annual Art Show - Mountain Lakes, NJ

* "My Own Feminism" - North NJ Art Center, New Milford, NJ 

 

AWARDS

2009 NAWA Annual Exhibition; S. Magnet Knapp Award for Best Acrylic Painting for Works on Canvas



MEDIA COVERAGE

WMBC TV - Feature news piece on solo show at Block Gallery of Studio Montclair (Oct., 2008)

 The Daily Record - August 28, 2008 - Feature article on solo exhibit at Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, NJ


EDUCATION

PH.D City University of New York

B.A. Barnard College


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Women Artists

Society for Layerists in Multi Media

Salute to Women in the Arts

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts
Montclair Art Museum