Professor of New Media & Animation
John Valentino comes to Southeastern Louisiana University from New York State and is Professor of Digital Art. Mr. Valentino currently teaches all classes in the New Media + Animation Area.
Before entering the university, Valentino was the Associate Director of the Arts in Education Institute of Western New York (A Lincoln Center affiliate institute) where he developed partnerships with pre-K through grade twelve educators to create experiential units of study focusing on works of art, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, and architecture. Mr. Valentino worked as a free-lance journalist for the Associated Press and as a photojournalist at the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Ithaca Times.
He was adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Buffalo teaching photography, digital imaging and contemporary imaging theory. He served as a Curator for the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art.; has written extensively on digital technology and is the Co -Author of the textbook Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive use of Ideas, Materials and Processes, Focal Press 2001, and is a contributing author of the textbook: Exploring Color Photography: From Darkroom to Digital Studio, McGraw Hill, July 2004.
Professor Valentino has spoken on digital issues, the Visual Arts, and Educational issues at the Society for Photographic Education, NYS Art Teachers Association 1998 Annual Convention, Capitalize the Arts Cultural Conference in Buffalo New York, and a Common Ground for Learning, Arts in Education conference at Syracuse University.
Valentino has exhibited his traditional and digital artworks in New York, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut, Georgia, and is has most recently exhibited his work at Burning Man as well as New York, Houston, Raleigh, Tallahassee Florida, North Carolina and Mobile, Alabama. His commercial images have appeared in magazines such as TV Guide (Manhattan edition) Telegraph Magazine in London, the Photo Review in Philadelphia, Ryuko Tsuchin in Japan and DNA Magazine in Australia.