Much of my work frequently consists of layered surfaces: bits and pieces from discarded books and magazines, found ephemera, handwritten letters and receipts, obsolete reference material, my own prints and drawings and mysterious random objects. Order, association and reverence emerge from the collecting, sorting, arrangement and placement of each piece into a whole.
Valerie Roybal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She currently lives and works in Albuquerque. She has a BA from the University of New Mexico, and she studied printmaking and book arts there for a number of years. She has shown her work in a number of exhibitions and venues, including the 2nd National Book and Paper Arts Biennial at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago; Tributaries and Unraveling Tradition, and New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque; and Biennial Southwest ’08 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Her work can be seen in the book Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Gestalten) and CUT and PASTE, 21st Century Collage (Laurence King Publishers).