Justin Valenti is an artist from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Since graduation, he has taken classes at Montgomery County Community College and Exceptional Minds in California. He works at the VisAbility Art Lab at VisArts with digital media, drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics.
Justin assists with People on the Go as a self-advocate for people with autism and is one of the drummers in a band called Neurodiversity. Justin completed job training with Project SEARCH which gives people who have disabilities the opportunity to gain skills for the workplace. He is now employed by NIH where he often gets to use his graphic design skills. Justin graduated from The Arc Maryland’s Partners in Policymaking program in September 2019.
Justin has exhibited artwork and animations in Maryland, Virginia, and California. He published his first book, Blast From the Past, in September 2018 and his second book, Meeting the Girl, in May 2019. Recent art exhibitions include: the Concourse Gallery at VisArts, Rockville, MD, April – May 2020; Abstracted, Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD January – May 2020; Art in the Round (juried show), Baltimore, MD, September 2019, and numerous other group shows. His portfolio can be viewed at: https://jkvalenti2014.wordpress.com/home/