What brings me to Blue Point? I have always been a south shore LI girl. Patchogue was a very familiar and artsy place for the gallery. A nice first home. After Covid hit my family and business hard, my priorities shifted and I decided to move.
Needing a new space, I know Blue Point has a great vibe and I want to bring some added artistic flavor to a local town and an area where I’ve always felt comfortable.
We’ve already made some local friends and sold some work on our first day open!
J. Valentin a.k.a Ratgrrl | Artist & Owner of Muñeca Arthouse
Visual artist, J.Valentin or Ratgrrl. weaves together many cultural and familial influences in her works. Known for her heartbreaking POP art style, Ratgrrl works in traditional and digital media; incorporating a graffiti and comic book aesthetic 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, honor, and sadness. Through street and public art on Long Island, she has cultivated an audience and following. Valentin continues to create new work, alongside her other ventures.
J.Valentin has worked for and with many non-profits on L.I. including, East End Arts Council, Huntington Arts Council and Patchogue Arts Council (PAC). As of 2017, she has joined the Patchogue Arts Council as the first Latinx member of the board of trustees.
Her most recent venture Muñeca Arthouse, is the newest and only commercial art gallery in Patchogue, now Blue Point. An experiment and passion of artist Ratgrrl to bring a contemporary graphic aesthetic to the arts community on Long Island. Located in lovely Blue Point, 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. Muñeca Arthouse is making it possible for everyone to be able to collect the art that moves them.
Follow her on Social Media!
Facebook and Instagram: @muñecaarthouse