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I take perceived flaws and imperfections and give them a compelling new life.
I enjoy working with common and salvaged materials that I can re-purpose and transform into unique object-based artworks. Many of the wood remnants I find show a particular architectural usage or a sense of its own history. These foraged materials connect me to my community and are a continual source
of inspiration. 


The process for me is about intuitively exploring contradictions and uneasy associations between abstract shapes, mark-making and painting. Architecture and design are important structural influences in my work, while the movement and life force of the body provides the glue. My work often references the body moving amongst our built environment as we constantly maneuver around these structures, our body and mind constantly adapting and modifying to a new framework, system or barrier. These assembled hybrid objects become my canvas and manage to transcend their base materiality,
as the source materials are elevated and imbued with a newness of form
and aesthetic.


Hope, second chances and authenticity are the values that I strive to incorporate into my artistic practice. The intent for my work is to provide a sense of optimism in society's ability to reinvent itself. It’s a hopeful reminder that there’s beauty in the imperfections, and forgiveness for our perceived flaws. 


Valerie Wilcox is originally from San Diego, CA, moved to Los Angeles and received her BFA in Graphic Design from Cal State University Long Beach.
She continued her fine art studies at Otis College of Art & Design and Art Center College of Design and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


Wilcox has been included in many local and international exhibitions including galleries and art fairs in Germany, Australia, Mexico City, Sweden, Norway,
The Netherlands and Taiwan. She's shown locally at Billis Williams, MOAH: Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, Launch Gallery, Palm Springs Modernism Show, Torrance Art Museum, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Korean Cultural Center, Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Palo Alto Art Center. She has completed residencies in Taiwan, Stockholm and Torrance Art Museum. Her work is collected internationally, in corporate collections and
she has completed public art commissions for corporate entities including
the Hyatt and Marriott hotels.


Wilcox has been published in the NY Times “T” Style Magazine, Artillery, LA Weekly, The Huffington Post, Beyond the Palette, Bold Journey, KCCLA, Coolibri Magazine in Germany, Veranda Magazine, Saatchi Art, Art Nerd in San Francisco, DiversionsLA and Art and Cake.

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