ARTIST / DESIGNER
Valeria Rachel Herrera is an artist and designer who works in a variety of media including printmaking, sculpture, drawing and architectural explorations. Valeria holds an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Bachelor of Architecture professional degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where she serves as a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor. Her work has been exhibited at the RISD Museum, Print Austin, Florence, Italy and in numerous galleries across the US and is held in the permanent collections of the RISD Museum and the Fleet Library.
Herrera’s work combines a conceptual interest in illusory, environmental and architectural space, place and time - both imagined and real - that records superimposed conditions of memory. Her interest in materiality and technique pushes her work to explore the expanding capacity of print media. Her oeuvre builds a multi-layered narrative from a personal biography where select fragments of content are made distinct and magnified, while others fall into obscurity, chaos and disjunction leaving the viewer in a state of instability - challenging one’s ability to comfortably navigate the work.
In 2020, Valeria began the renovation of a historic fire house (formerly Truck Engine Company No 3, est. 1900), home to V R H I N K . , her print and multi-media studio in Syracuse, NY.
7th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition, 2020
Valeria's screenprint, WHITEOUT, Episode II has been selected for the 7th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition in Norwalk, CT through November 22, 2020
2019 Prints for Protest
BOUNDLESS, has been selected to be apart of the 2019 Prints for Protest Campaign. The multi-layered screenprint is available for $25 via https://www.printsforprotest.org
The Contested Landscapes of Mnemosyne - Constructing Maps of Memory prints and panels has been selected as part of the New Contemporaries Exhibition, in the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design. On view June 30-October 18, 2018.