Valerie Xanos

Valerie’s artistic practice is interdisciplinary as well as multi-faceted. As an artist, she works in analog and digital media to create site specific, immersive installation art. Valerie also creates in the media of paint, collage, and photography. Her current work,Exiled in Light :|: NeverWhere uses light projection and LCD installation to focus on personal narratives of body, memory and perceptual light shifts as media.  She explores light as mediated through a spectrum of materials, including fiber/acrylic constructions, animation, and digital processing. Various iterations of projected and reflected light investigate synthetic relationships within a constructed image/space immersion. Each site specific interactive installation creates an immersive environment for the viewer to experience within a particularly composed architectural space.

Valerie Xanos became an artist teacher in the Chicago public school system to be an agent of change for young artists. Valerie grew up and still lives where she teaches, sharing a connection to her students through community, and creating civically engaged artworks. Valerie received her BFA and teaching certificate at SAIC and The Glasgow School of Art. She is currently pursuing her MFA through SAIC’s Low Residency program.


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