2018 Season IV
Valérie Hallier (France)
Artist Statement/ BiographyValérie Hallier’s multimedia work consists of series and installations that reflect on the illusion of control. By way of practices and rituals like ranking all people she knows, portraying someone ad nauseam or drawing her every thought – each project explores the absurdity and the poetry of exhaustive study. By exposing technology’s processes along with her own obsessive workings, Hallier’s work renders a contemporary character and generates an exquisite tension between the humanistic and mechanistic sense of Being. Her current explorations with flowers and screaming expand on the exhaustive process while focusing on public interaction and the representation of the feminine.
Multimedia artist Valérie Hallier came to the US with a Fulbright Scholarship after graduating from the ENSAD in her native Paris, France. In NYC, she received a MFA from SVA. Her work is being shown internationally. Main solo shows include “Screened Calls & Slow Portraits” at Medianoche gallery (NYC) and “Portraits Lents” at the ESAM, Caen, France. Group show locations include the LMCC Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Council, A.I.R. gallery, Housatonic Museum (CT), ACM Siggraph (FL) and SCAN Arts Symposium (PA.) Commissioned by the Drawing Center (NYC) for Draw Now! Hallier was also selected for BRIC Media Arts’ first Biennial. Residencies include LMCC Swing Space on Governor Island, Pioneer Works with the NY Theremin Society and NARS Foundation.