Doug Smarch Jr.
As a multi-disciplinary artist Valerie Salez swings between a solo practice and a social art practice. Her solo works dive into the unconscious realms of dreams, myths and rituals. Valerie's socially engaged projects involve communities of people all over the world, focusing on the politics of identity, culture, and ecological land and water issues. She grew up and has lived most of her life in Canada's northern territory Yukon, on the traditional lands of various nations which include, Tlingit,Tr’ondek Hwech’in, and Kwanlin Dun.