about Muñeca Arthouse
Muñeca Arthouse is an experiment by artist Ratgrrl. to bring a contemporary graphic aesthetic to the arts community in Long Island. Located in downtown Patchogue, NY, an up and coming arts centric seaside town. You won't find beach landscapes and lighthouse paintings here. Concentrating on showing artist illustrators, graffiti, street, digital and graphic, comic, POP, and POP surrealist work. The "museum gift shop" will be selling artist merch, kidrobot vinyl art toys, prints, postcards, jewelry, pottery, pins etc.
about the gallerist.
Visual artist, J.Valentin, Ratgrrl. weaves together many cultural and familial influences in her art. Known for her heartbreakingly POP art style, Ratgrrl works in traditional media as well as digital elements; bringing a graffiti and comic book approach to her work. She deals with serious and dark subject matter in a colorful, playful way. Influenced by loved ones here and gone, she honors them with color and sadness. Street art and public art on long island have helped her audience grow.
J.Valentin has worked for and with many non profits on LI including, East End Arts, Huntington Arts Council and PAC.
As of 2017, she has joined the Patchogue Arts Council as the first Latinx member of the board of trustees for PAC and MOCA LI.
Her new venture Muñeca Arthouse, is the first commercial art gallery in Patchogue. It is much of an experiment by artist Ratgrrl. to bring a contemporary graphic aesthetic to the arts community on Long Island. Located in downtown Patchogue, Muñeca Arthouse focuses on making the gallery an inclusive space that is more representational of our colors, cultures, gender and purse strings. Selling fine art, artist merch, kidrobot vinyl art toys, prints, postcards, jewelry, pottery, pins and more.