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Valerie Spain
Cambridge, MA

About the Artist

Valerie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After receiving a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Millersville University, she traveled throughout the United States and eventually settled in Massachusetts.

Her work is informed by a variety of life experiences and a love of literature. Using intensely personal, sometimes humorous imagery, she explores universal themes and archetypes inspired by feminist women artists of the 1970’s, children’s art, and sacred art from pre-history through the middle ages. Her mixed-media pieces use collage elements, ink, and pencil, as well as …

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About the Artist

Valerie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Millersville University, she traveled throughout the United States and eventually settled in Massachusetts.

Her work is informed by a variety of life experiences and a love of literature. Using intensely personal, sometimes humorous imagery, she explores universal themes and archetypes inspired by feminist women artists of the 1970’s, children’s art, and sacred art from pre-history through the middle ages. Her mixed-media pieces use collage elements, ink, and pencil, as well as oil, acrylic or water-based paints; forms and images can be narrative or abstract. Pieces are made in series, often in a particular time period and several series are often created concurrently. Valerie is also a published author, fiction writer, and poet, and presently in the MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley University.

Artist’s Work

Paintings
Touching 1
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Touching 1

By Valerie Spain

Two monsters
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Two Monsters

By Valerie Spain

Red bull demons
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Red Bull & Demons

By Valerie Spain

Exalted like a cedar in lebanon
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exalted like a cedar in Lebanon

By Valerie Spain

Touching2 2
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Touching2

By Valerie Spain

Collages
Giant girl on a swing
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giant & girl on a swing

By Valerie Spain

The witchs feet
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the witch's feet

By Valerie Spain

3 houses a red sky
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3 houses & a red sky

By Valerie Spain

The enchanted snow tree
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the enchanted snow tree

By Valerie Spain

Circle1
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Circle1

By Valerie Spain

A boy his cat
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a boy & his cat

By Valerie Spain

2 soldiers
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2 soldiers

By Valerie Spain

Drawings
Pink tabernacle
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Pink Tabernacle

By Valerie Spain

Oval crowned glorified
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Oval Crowned & Glorified

By Valerie Spain

The war in the crimea
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the war in the crimea

By Valerie Spain

Selected Exhibitions

  • Gallery 1581, solo
    Brookline MA, 2011
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts
    Watertown MA, 2009
  • Cambridge Art Association
    Cambridge MA, 2008
  • Gallery 1581
    Brookline MA, 2008
  • Bromfield Gallery
    Boston MA, 2008

Education

  • Millersville University, BA
    PA,1977