Valerie Raynard is a Vancouver-born artist whose paintings and drawings explore the ways in which industry and the natural world intersect.

Valerie comes to the visual arts from an academic background in economics and development studies, which instilled in her process a rigorous investigation of her subject matter, both intellectually and visually.  Her work strives to place the viewer in a reality of intensified colour, perspective, and memory.

Valerie's practice involves a lot of time outdoors actively looking, drawing, and photographing as well as many hours making work in the studio.

An additional part of her practice is donating works to local and environmental organizations such as the Forager Foundation, the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program of B.C., Family Services of the North Shore, and Arts Umbrella.

She divides her time between Vancouver and Berlin.

 

b. 1987

Exhibitions

2019 Life is More Glorious than Photographs (Solo) - Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver BC

2018 WVCAC Retrospective Exhibition - Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver BC

2018 Our World (Solo) – Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2017 Group Show – Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016 Group Show – Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016 Wild Wood (Solo) – Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver BC

2015 6th Annual International Representational Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver B.C.

2015 Under a New Sky  (Solo) – Skylight Gallery, Vancouver BC

 

Talks & Seminars

2017 Artist Talk – “A Sense of Place” South Granville Art Walk, Vancouver B.C.

2019 Artist Talk - “Life is More Glorious than Photographs”, Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver B.C.

 

Education

B.A. Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada

MSc. Development Studies, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

 

Photographing in Vladivostok

Photographing in Vladivostok

Studio selfie

Studio selfie

Studio in Århus, Denmark 2016-2018

Studio in Århus, Denmark 2016-2018

Berlin studio 2018

Berlin studio 2018

Berlin studio 2019

Berlin studio 2019