Mini Defloree Self FR04
Pressed flower petal, polyurethane varnish, canvas
Fair market value: $175
Self-portrait made of pressed flower petals collaged together without preconceived composition and part of a series of small and large formats. The collage emphasizes both our fundamental connection with our environment, we are nature, and the process of releasing control as a way to reconnect with our deepest self, thus against the patriarchal silos created since the Renaissance between nature and humans.
Born in France, Valérie Hallier came to NYC with a Fulbright scholarship and graduated from SVA in computer Arts. Early multimedia work received prizes at ACM Siggraph (FL), SCAN Arts Symposium (PA), Ars Electronica in Finland and Anima Mundi in Brazil. Through visualizing sounds such as screaming, serializing autobiographical data such as her reproductive history or exhausting shared experiences such as sexuality using flower petals, Hallier's work redefines portraiture in the forms of mixed-media series, immersive installations and interactive public art. Her work has been shown internationally in the US and in Europe. She has worked on public art commissions and partook in many artist residencies including Pioneer Works, NARS Foundation, Trestle Art Space Harvestwork and LMCC arts Center. Recently, Valérie received a Contemporary Arts Foundation Grant and the MAAF (NYSCA & WaveFront) Grant.
Hallier is participating in Selects-@-CREATE, an exhibition curated by Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance. This exhibit is presented by Open Source Gallery in collaboration with CREATE. Selects-@-CREATE opens on November 20, 2021 and is on view in Catskill, NY through January 16, 2022