Born in Brussels (Belgium), in 1973, Valerie J.A. Vandermotten is an emerging and awarded artist living and working in South of Brussels.
She started a regular art practice in 2009 by attending art classes at Ecole d'Art d'Uccle and Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Wavre. There, she learned drawing, art history, the old masters painting technique and the traditional subject matters.
An exercice on the strokes of the brushes pushed Valerie to explore abstract compositions.
In 2011, she moved to California (Cupertino and San Francisco) where she has been living for 8 years. She continued her art education at the Pacific Art League School (Palo Alto), and Stanford University (Palo Alto). In 2017, she earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Arts with a focus on Painting and Printmaking at UC Berkeley Extension.
A year later, Valerie has been finalist of the Bay Area Masters competition organised by the Peninsula Museum of Art.
Since September 2020, Valerie J.A. Vandermotten is an MFA candidate in Painting at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).
Her work has been exhibited in Belgium, Italy, Germany and California and is part of private collections in Washington, San Francisco, the Silicon Valley and Brussels.