Valerie Durant is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, ceramics and video. Her background in urban and food systems planning and architectural design is integrated in her creative art practise.
Her creative process explores the interconnectivity between multiple systems and the effects of human actions on the natural world, considering the fluid and seemingly invisible connections between land, forests, rivers and oceans.
She create and work on the unceded territories of the of the Musqeuam, Squamish and the Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and art institutions and held in public and private collections locally and internationally.
She spends a good deal of her time in the forest, along the foreshore and beneath the surface of the sea searching for invisible rivers.
She received her BFA (2002) from Emily Carr University and attended Cooper Union in NYC. She holds an MA in Planning (2012) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, completing her thesis on the topic, Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Forestation: The Edible Connected City https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/26246