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VALERIA ALEJANDRA PRIETO

MEXICO

Graduate degree in Graphic Design at the Institute of Architecture, Design and Art at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Valeria is an independent Latin Artist Painter, illustrator, graphic designer and
botanical artisan. 
Her works have been presented in Canada, Serbia, U.S., Argentina Mexico and London (TATE) and sold around the world.

Born in 1982, based in USA.
Thank you kindly for viewing my website and my work.  I was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where I received a graduate degree in Graphic Design. I moved to the United States during 2012 where I continue my creative expression in St. Louis Missouri.


About my illustration, painting and graphic work:
My passion is to experiment with many elements of nature, encompassing
animals, portraits, flowers, minerals, and other components of the natural
world.  I enjoy blending and balancing imagery and symbolism in my paintings through an abstract realism lens - hoping to provoke emotions and expressions in love, magic, and beauty.
Experimenting with watercolor, graphite, ink, color pencils, acrylics and oil on
a myriad of surfaces such as cotton paper or linen, wood, or natural leaves,
allows me to conceive different variations in style and expression.  I also enjoy exploring the world of digital art and illustrations, sometimes re-working a piece with distinct layers to capture contrasting visual dimensions.
For me creativity is an emotional experience, an extension of my feelings at
the moment, starting from there to create and transform.

Personal experiences.
*Art teacher in Mexico during 2001-2012 (Elementary-Middle and High School)

* Co-Creator of the Visual JAVART Collective, specialized in imaging and short
film (2001-2005).
* Participates in the short film exhibition in Havana, Cuba, 2003
* Participate in the short film exhibition at the 8th International Video Festival
VIDEOMEDEJA, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, 2004, 2005 and 2006
* Director and producer of the 1st Regional Video Festival, PUNTO CERO, short
film show at International level, 2006.
*1RST place winner in the photo contest DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY from Pikes
Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 2013
* Exhibits PAINTED LEAF in TATE London in collaboration with Instagram. 2016
Selected at the Collective exhibition of PORTRAITS at Fontbonne University
Gallery of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. 2020
*Virtual exhibition in San Diego CA, as part of SAN DIEGO REP LATINX movement 2020

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