Born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Rachelle Valéri grew up in Paquetville (NB) and then studied at the Université de Moncton. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in French Studies), complemented by studies at the Department of Visual Arts. She has lived in Dalhousie since 2006.
She got her first taste of digital painting in 2012. This discovery marked a decisive turn: in 2013 she began her self-taught approach as a digital artist, and devoted herself full time to her artistic production.
Her first showing of abstract works was in 2013 as an emerging artist at the prestigious Atlantic Visual Arts Festival, in Caraquet. She was the first artist ever to present digital paintings at the annual event. The public was intrigued by the technique, and especially loved this first collection for its saturated, brilliant, and transparent colors, as well as for some surprising luminosity - many believed a source of lighting was installed behind each painting. Most of the works from her first exhibition are now in private collections.
Rachelle Valéri's new series further develops her playful and rhythmic universe, where pixels arise as organic cell units, forming networks sometimes reminiscent of micro-components of an electronic circuit. Between duality and fusion of organic and digital, from flowing curves to the contrasting rhythm of pixel squares, the works of Rachelle Valéri are described as composed of iridescent diaphanous fabrics, colorful blown glass, and the prismatic colors in soap bubbles and oil puddles on pavement.
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