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Andrew Valko

Andrew Valko (b. 1957, Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a well-known Canadian Realist whose paintings explore the psychological tension caused by observation. Layered with open-ended ambiguity, his compositions subtly weave narratives that imply that there is much more than meets the eye. The works are set in neon-lit motels, drive-in theatres and parking lots; it is in these transient locations that Valko captures intense moments that tell an unfinished story.

Andrew Valko graduated with an arts degree from Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he studied printmaking with Toshi Yoshida in Japan. He has participated in many group shows throughout North America and internationally, including at the Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Deluth Art Center, Deluth, Minnesota; National Art Center, Ottawa, Ontario; Duxbury Art Museum, Boston, Massachusetts; Danforth Museum of Art, Massachusetts; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipan, Taiwan, and Le Musée de Arts Modestes, Sete, France.

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Featured Works

— Andrew Valko

Currently On View

Summer Solstice

6 June — 19 July, 2024

The Louis K Meisel Gallery is pleased to present Summer Solstice. This exhibition brings together a selection of works by Photorealists centered around celebrating the summer aesthetic. The show will feature recent works of the artists represented by the gallery, including Jack Mendenhall, Bertrand Meniel, Bernardo Torrens and Anthony Brunelli. Whether they are rendered in black and white or saturated with color, these works radiate the heat of the warm summer months.

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Jack Mendenhall, Bellagio II, 2007
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Bertrand Meniel, Albion Hotel, 2001
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Robert Neffson, Morning Walk, 2024
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Previous Exhibitions

painting by John Salt

New York is Home

9 November , 2023— 5 January, 2024

painting by Bernardo Torrens

The Great American Nude

5 September — 7 October, 2023

painting by Bertrand Meniel

Art Miami 2022

Booth AM408

29 November — 4 December, 2022

Dusk till Dawn

10 December , 2021— 24 February, 2022

Art Miami 2021

Booth AM406

30 November — 5 December, 2021

New Beginnings: Spring 2021

Virtual Exhibition

11 March — 5 June, 2021

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