Born in 1973 (Brussels, Belgium), Valerie J.A. Vandermotten is an emerging and awarded artist living and working in Brabant Walloon.
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.
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 major in Painting 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, Spain and California and is part of private collections in Washington, San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Germany, Italy and Brussels.