Valerie Arntzen
Collage artist and photographer

My art practice is primarily assemblage with collage and photography as other mediums. I live and work in Vancouver, BC and have been an artist for 30 years.

Other cities I have lived and worked as an artist in are Los Angeles, California for 2 years and Amsterdam, Holland for 6 months on self directed residencies.

I have shown my work in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Brazil, New York, and various towns in British Columbia

My work is in private collections in Holland, New York, Santa Fe, Vancouver and Museums in Belgium, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Wisconsin and Texas.

Inspiration for me comes from my travels and my collections.  My studio is a visual feast piled high with labeled boxes and drawers stuffed chock o block.  Creating an assemblage in a favourite box takes me back to a memory of a special trip, person or event.  My work often resonates with people once they recognize an object which triggers a memory of their childhood or family.