Valerie took up painting seriously in 2002 after attending the Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London. Her medium is mostly oil or acrylic on canvas/paper. Paintings in an abstract expressionist style. They are created as a result of her explorations in colour, form, texture, depth, mood and movement on a surface. She also finds inspiration in elements and patterns in the environment.
Solo Exhibitions2009 25 Sep - 07 Oct Elemental shifts, The Substation, Singapore2007 28 Jul - 25 AugVeneer, Que Pasa, Singapore2007 21 Mar - 11 AprReconstructions, Pitch Black, Singapore2006 01 Sep - 30 SepChaos into Light, instinc, Singapore 2005 13 May - 30 JunMoving Textures, Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore 2004 02 Sep - 16 SepDistractions, 23 Emerald Hill, Singapore Group ExhibitionsARTSingapore, 8 - 11 Oct, Suntec SG
22 Sep - 4 Oct, Preview @ ION, SG 2009 01 Sep – 15 Sep Convergence, Telok Kurau Gallery & instinc, Singapore
2009 19 Mar – 22 Mar LARASATI Pictures of Asia Fine Art Auction, Singapore
2008 06 Dec – 20 Dec Pameran Poskad ’08, House at Dempsey, Singapore
2008 04 Jul – 06 Jul Inspired Art Fair, Spitalfields Market, London, UK2008 10 Jan 04 FebRandom Starts, The Volvo Art Loft, Singapore2007 02 Nov 31 DecThe Young Contemporaries 2006, National Art Gallery, Malaysia2007 19 Oct - 21 OctLARASATI Pictures of Asia Fine Art Auction, The Marriot Hotel, Singapore2007 09 Sep - 30 SepMalaysian Art Competition 2007, Johor Art Society, Malaysia 2007 10 Aug - 01 SepText/Txt, Artisan Books, Australia 2007 03 Aug - 03 SepSingapore Art Exhibition 2007, Singapore Art Museum2007 27 Apr - 30 AprLARASATI Pictures of Asia Fine Art Auction, The Marriot Hotel, Singapore2006 25 Nov - 16 DecArt Around 1000, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Malaysia 2006 20 Oct - 23 OctLARASATI Pictures of Asia Fine Art Auction, The Marriot Hotel, Singapore2006 10 Sep - 24 Sep25th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore 2006 10 Aug - 02 SepRED/READ @ Artisan Books Melbourne, Australia 2006 29 Jun - 15 SepThe Form and Soul of Johor, Balai Seni/National Art Gallery, Malaysia. 2006 02 Jun - 14 Jul3rd International Miniart Exchange, Queen B's Gallery, Canada.2006 01 Mar - 30 JunParallel Journeys, Art Space, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.2006 06 Jan - 31 Janmono-chromatic, instinc, Singapore 2005 OctArt Singapore, Suntec City, Singapore2005 30 Mar - 22 AprUnspoken Words, instinc, Singapore 2005 14 Jan - 23 FebBottomline. Chinese, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore 2004 18 July - 6 Aug23rd UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore 2003 1 Apr - 30 AprAnthropology Gallery, Holland Village, Singapore2003National Libraries in Seng Kang and Marine Parade, Singapore2002The Summer Foundation Group Show at The Slade, London, UK1995Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australia Awards2007Distinction, Malaysian Art Competition 2007200625th UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) - Abstract Medium Category 2 Highly-Commended Certificates 200423rd UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) - Abstract Medium CategoryFirst Prize
Education2002Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, UK2001Introduction to Graphic Design, Short CourseCentral Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK,