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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

 2021       Invisible Rivers, Gibson’s Public Art Gallery.

 

 2021       Luminescence, Sculpture and Photographic Installation, Deer Lake Art Gallery.

 

 2021       Changing Horizons: Our Ecological Footprint  Photography,  Burnaby Arts Council.  

                https://burnabyartscouncil.org/artist-stories/valerie-durant-making-art-from-and-for-the-earth/

 

 2020      The Survived, The Sky Project, Taiwanfestival2020, Sculpture, photography installation

               Queen Elizabeth Theatre.   

               https://gallery.vancouvertaiwanfest.ca/Infinite-Sky-For-Everett

 

2018       East West, Photography Installation, Capture Photo Festival 2018

               http://capturephotofest.com/exhibitions/east-west/

 

2016       YVR Art Program,  Photographic works - Installed at International Airport to 2019.

               InterWeave, Photography exhibition, Capture Photo Festival, Ukama Gallery Vancouver http://capturephotofest.com/exhibitions/interweave-africa/

 

 

2009       The Face of Africa: Along the Road – Alliance Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa. 

               One Africa,International Office of Migration (IOM) and the Canadian High Commission, South Africa.  Concept: Anti-Xenophobia.

 

 

2006       Points and Perforations - Immersive Sound and Sculptural Installation

               Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (Canada Council Grant, New Media Artist)

               www.straight.com/article/valerie-durant-points-and-perforations

 

2002       The Well - Surrey Art Gallery, Art Amongst Our Shelves-Sculpture,video sound.

               SAG permanent collection. www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/6700.aspx

 

2002       Looped: Reach Video, Sound Installation, Artemisia, Gallery, Chicago Ill.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2021     Canada Council for the Arts – Research and Create – Invisible Rivers

2020     Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Original Strategic Grant - CBC Arts - Silence of the Sea 

             https://vimeo.com/463659233/5c95fb1d0e   

2011      Award of Distinction – The University of Pretoria. MA Thesis -

              Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Forestation: The Edible Connected City.

   

2006     Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Audio Artist Production Grant for Artists.

             Outcome of grant: Points & Perforations

 

2000     Diane Farris Scholarship, Sculpture Award, ECU.

             Evan Lloyd Burrard Boston Memorial Scholarship, ECU.

 

EDUCATION

2011    MA – Community and Urban Planning, School of Engineering & the Built    

            Environment, U of P., South Africa

                                 

2001    Bachelor of Fine Arts Emily Carr University (ECU),

            Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, N.Y., USA 

ART MAKES US HUMAN

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