About 

Durant is a visual artist who's photographic  and mixed media work  is held in  private collections and in public institutions  locally and internationally.

She is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and urban planner, integrating  her  creative and professional practices.   Her creative process  explores the interconnectivity between multiple systems and the effects of human behaviour on the natural world. 

She received her BFA (2002), from Emily Carr University and attended Cooper Union in NYC.

She holds an MA in Planning (2012), with a specialty in climate adaptation and mitigation planning, food security & urban forestation planning. 

Solo exhibition and recipient of Canada Councils New Media Award Recipient include Points and Perforations (2002), an architectural, audio, and photographic installation that explored the social and economic dynamism of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Group exhibitions include Looped, at Artemisia, Chicago (2003), and The Well, at Surrey Art Gallery (2004).

Durant conceptualized and co-curated Out of the Rain: A Project for Homelessness in Vancouver in 2005.

She spends a good deal of her time in the  forest,  along  the foreshore and beneath  the oceans surface exploring the effects of human behaviour on  humans and species. 

Art Rentals are available through North Van Arts and rentals and purchased  through the artist and the gallery.  

Instagram:valeriedurantvancouver

Contact: vdurant@gmail.com or through this website 

For more information on Food Systems and Urban Forestation 

https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/26246

http://capturephotofest.com/artists/valerie-durant/

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