Valerie Chiang
Photographer

Born in Taiwan, Valerie currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her interest in photography began when she joined the popular photo-sharing website Flickr. What started out as a mere hobby quickly progressed into a passion for fine art and fashion photography.

Photography is the medium Valerie uses as a method of escapism. With her camera, Valerie turns her ordinary, sometimes even banal, surroundings into something more magical and imaginative. Her innate ability to tell stories through images stems from a childhood spent daydreaming and an obsession with literature and cinema. By applying a mythical, almost enigmatic aesthetic to her work, Chiang incorporates elements of both realism and surrealism into her photographs, striving to offer viewers an opportunity to stretch their imaginations and form their own stories from the images. Drawing inspiration from creatives such as Wendy Bevan and Chris van Allsburg, Valerie shoots dreamscapes that reflect her love of the make-believe.

Valerie Chiang
Photographer

Born in Taiwan, Valerie currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her interest in photography began when she joined the popular photo-sharing website Flickr. What started out as a mere hobby quickly progressed into a passion for fine art and fashion photography.

Photography is the medium Valerie uses as a method of escapism. With her camera, Valerie turns her ordinary, sometimes even banal, surroundings into something more magical and imaginative. Her innate ability to tell stories through images stems from a childhood spent daydreaming and an obsession with literature and cinema. By applying a mythical, almost enigmatic aesthetic to her work, Chiang incorporates elements of both realism and surrealism into her photographs, striving to offer viewers an opportunity to stretch their imaginations and form their own stories from the images. Drawing inspiration from creatives such as Wendy Bevan and Chris van Allsburg, Valerie shoots dreamscapes that reflect her love of the make-believe.

  • James Barnor: Studio of Life
    Oct 27, 2023 – Mar 10, 2024
    FOMU
    Antwerp, Belgium
    James Barnor: Studio of Life offers an overview of James Barnor’s (b. Ghana, 1929) remarkable career. His multifaceted and powerful images made him a photography pioneer. This exhibition not only showcases Barnor’s rich and diverse body of work but also examines the cultural connections between Accra, London and Antwerp. In 1949, Barnor launched his photography studio Ever Young in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. It grew into a pivotal meeting place for young Ghanaians who longed for freedom from British colonial rule. (more…)
  • Aria Dean: Abattoir
    Feb 8 – May 5, 2024
    ICA
    London, UK
    Aria Dean: Abattoir is the New York-based artist’s first exhibition in the UK. The exhibition of the artist’s recent work explores the foundational relationship between modernity and death on conceptual and material levels. The ICA’s main gallery features Dean’s Abattoir, U.S.A.!, a site-specific film installation with immersive 8-channel sound. The animated film traverses the interior of an empty slaughterhouse. (more…)