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Valerie Syposz

Valerie Syposz

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Valerie Syposz (born Ottawa, Canada 1984) received a BFA in painting and drawing from Concordia University in 2008. In 2010, she was selected as a MEXT Japanese Government Scholar recipient and moved to Japan. She completed a MFA in printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. Her work is centred on traditional printmaking (lithography, woodcut, wood engraving, monoprints) often embellished with other techniques after printing. Valerie frequently participates in international exhibitions and artist in residence programs. She has held solo exhibitions in Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia and Norway.

Artist Statement

Since 2017, my subject matter has been centered around obstacles—isolation, internal questions of existence, invisible or real barriers. The inspiration for my prints comes from many years of living in metropolises and watching city dwellers’ interaction—or lack thereof—with each other and to their environment.
These prints are from a series of multi-block reduction woodcuts. Starting with sketches from life drawing sessions, each image developed throughout the printing process. For me, the figures embody resigning oneself to misfortune, shutting out the world. Life is sometimes easier to live in a daydream, denying reality.

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Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Joanna Anos
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
KyeongAh Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
Una Scott
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
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