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 Digital
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
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 in 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