A New Mexico native, Valerie
Roybal is an artist who has quietly been making work for a number
Her work is multi-layered and
often combines text with imagery. Recently she has been working
with found images and materials that are manipulated digitally
and/or reworked by way of collage, paint, ink, and various other
media. She often reprints her imagery through various alternative
printing processes including non-silver photographic processes
and polymer gravure. She is also fond of making books, especially
books made from other books.
She is an avid collector of ephemera,
antique books (that she subsequently destroys for their parts),
obsolete reference materials, thrift store photographs, found
objects and just about any interesting discarded materials for
their artistic potential. The Accumulation series is an
attempt at documenting a vast collection of materials and the
inner life of the collector. Pieces from the Accumulation
series will be shown in November at Pitcairn Scott Gallery in
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|savings and loan, artist's book, mixed media, 6.25"
||just as they are, van dyke print and mixed media on book
cover, 5.5" x 8.5"
||layer by layer, van dyke print and mixed media on aged
book paper on book cover, 6.5" x 5"
fastest, van dyke print
on aged paper and mixed media on book cover, 7" x 4.75"
||forlorn, van dyke print on aged book paper and
mixed media on book cover, 5" x 5.75"
||help is on the way, mixed media, 9.5" x 7.25"
#1, mixed media collage
on book cover, 5" x 6.75"