Suki Valentine is an artist, activist, writer and poet whose work has been described by critics as astonishing, luminous and fantastical. After receiving a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute in New York City, ze received an MFA - Studio Art in 2017 from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, where ze was bestowed the MCAD Grad Fellowship Grant.
The past several years have been a transformative time that included a stint in Morocco as an Artist In Residence for Dar Slimane, followed by work in a number of group shows from galleries in San Diego to New York City in the US, to France and Israel internationally. This culminated in 2019 with Valentine's work featured as half of two person show Languages Of Environment (with Israeli sculptor Avi Sperber) at Paris' Mémoire de l'Avenir gallery.
2020, a difficult year by any set of standards imaginable, has not slowed down Suki or hir work. The year started with inclusion in A.I.R. Gallery's Fe *Mail* Art group show in New York, followed by L'AiR Arts' Site:Visit (ongoing) and, to wrap up the year, the premier of Suki's first international solo show back in Paris, at Mémoire de l'Avenir gallery!
Titled Under Wraps: Hidden Histories / Open Secrets, the show focuses on the intersection of largely ignored pieces of American history, the way the tendrils of the brutal past echo in this present moment via police violence against communities of color, and the ways such narratives can ripple in feeling as juxtaposed against the personal secrets of anonymous individuals.
Suki Valentine's work has exhibited both nationally and internationally across three continents, and has been covered by such publications as Naja21 and Paris Lights Up in France, as well as Art Blog and Time Out New York in the US.
Born and Raised in New York City, Suki currently divides living and working across the river in Hoboken, New Jersey and across the ocean in Paris, France.