Artist Talk: Wed. Oct 30, 4:45-5:45, Glendening Annex
Valerie Hardy is the Fall 2019 Teaching Fellow and Artist-in-Residence in the Artist House. She earned a B.A. in Graphic Design from American University, and an M.F.A. in Painting from American University. She has taught painting, drawing and 2D Foundations at The College of William & Mary, and has been awarded residencies by the Cité des Arts Internationale (Paris, France) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA). Her work has been shown in exhibitions at the Matney Gallery, Matthews & Shank Gallery, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Washington Studio School, and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center among others. Hardy is teaching ART 206. Introduction to Painting in fall 2019 at SMCM.
Over her entire artistic career, Hardy has focused on the interplay of the objects, the spaces, the light, the people, that catch her eye. Her challenge is to reveal the relationships among and between them, in a way that says something visually interesting while representing these things as identifiably themselves. http://www.valeriehardy.com/home