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Personal Exploration through Drawing: Valentina Vale

An abstracted, colourful drawing of treesTransitions, pencil

Valentina Valé is our featured artist for today! Born in Venezuela in 1962, Valentina traveled to the United States to study as a teenager. She holds an MFA from RISD and has been perfecting her drawing practice in which she uses drawing as a medium for cognitive problem-solving and exploration.


An abstracted black and white drawingUntitled

There is something in Valentina’s work that harkens back to the early days of surrealism, when automatic…

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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