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Valentina DuBasky is an artist and Fulbright Specialist Program Grant recipient. Working from her studios in New York City and on Long Island, DuBasky has created paintings, monoprints and works on paper that have been exibited in over 170 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her paintings and prints have been the subject of 64 reviews, articles and features in national and fine art publications; including ARTFORUM, ART IN AMERICA, ARTS MAGAZINE, ART NEWS, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, ART & ANTIQUES, LUXE MAGAZINE, NEW YORK ART REVIEW, PRINT COLLECTOR’S NEWSLETTER, and PRINT NEWS:THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTS. DuBasky’s acclaimed Riverbirds and Rainforest paintings were featured on WETA-PUBLIC TELEVISION.

DuBasky has received grants from Fulbright Specialist Program Grant (India, 2016), a Pang Mapha Highland Archaeology Project Artist in Residence Grant (Thailand, 2006), Teaneck Creek Conservancy Installation Grant (2003), American Artists Abroad Grant, from the Art in Embassies Program, (Latvia and Estonia, 2002); United States Embassy Artist in Residence Grant, (Thailand 2001); two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants (1999, 1986) and the Ariana Foundation for the Arts (1984).

Her paintings and prints are included in over 66 public and museum collections including the Orlando Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Pew Charitable Trust Collection, Prudential Collection, IBM Collection, Fuzhou International Center in China and in private collections in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

DuBasky has created large-scale monotypes and fine art print editions with Tandem Press (2013), Pelavin Editions, Ltd. (1984-2008) and Solo Press (1983). Her prints have been featured in ARTNEWS, ARTS MAGAZINE, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PRINTS (JAPAN), THE PRINT COLLECTORS NEWSLETTER and PRINT NEWS: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTS.

Book publications include: Twenty-two Horses, Stags and Bison by Valentina DuBasky, published by Abingdon Square Publishing (2017), Kinetiv: Highlights from the Polsinelli Art Collection Polsinelli Publisher (2015), Nicholas Nevius by Lee Barnes with illustrations by Valentina DuBasky, Abingdon Square Publishing (2011), The Cambodian Journal: Drawings 1994-1998 by Valentina DuBasky, Abingdon Square Publishing (2009) and Soul Survivors: Stories of Women & Children in Cambodia by Bhavia Wagner with photographs by Valentina DuBasky, Wild Iris Press (2002).

DuBasky believes art is an international language that can build bridges of friendship around the world. She has designed and conducted international projects and cultural exchange programs in numerous countries on six continents in cooperation with US Embassies, nonprofit organizations, arts organizations and educational institutions. She has participated in Art in Embassy Program exhibitions in ten countries. She has worked on numerous human rights projects in Southeast Asia, where she first visited as photographer for the Associated Press in Vietnam (1991). She worked as a human rights photographer in Cambodia two months after the cease-fire was signed in 1991. In 1998, DuBasky was the only visual artist to serve as an official election observer of the Cambodian National Elections and receive UN training with 600 observers from 34 countries.