Valerie Carew

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Carew is a Graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. She earned her Honors BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University. Her paintings are included in private collections internationally and has an extensive portfolio of freelance and privately commissioned work for patrons throughout Canada and The United States. She has exhibited nationally and in Europe and has taught inquiry and place-based environmental literacy through visual art practices in Toronto, Canada. Carew’s figure based paintings are narrative works which discuss contemporary urbanity, innocence and culpability in relation to environmental disconnection. Her research
examines myth-making regarding wild spaces in children’s books and pictorial narratives in various media. Currently her reflexive methodology explores domestic space, pedagogy and ecoliteracy through the lens of feminist theory via sculpture/installation, textile media and performance.

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