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).