Valerie Roybal (1969-2018)
Valerie Roybal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lived and worked in Albuquerque. She spent much time making stuff, wandering the great outdoors, keeping bees, and hunting for materials and inspiration at flea markets and antique shops. She showed her work in a number of exhibitions and venues, including Unraveling Tradition and New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, Biennial Southwest '08 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and Adaptations at SCA Contemporary in Albuquerque. Her work can be seen in the books Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Gestalten) and CUT and PASTE, 21st Century Collage (Laurence King Publishers). Roybal was a recipient of a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant. Roybal passed away in late 2018 after living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer for more than seven years.