Valerie Hardy has lived and worked as an artist in Virginia since 1981. She and her husband, the artist Martin Johnson, moved to the Church Hill area of Richmond in 2008. Their studios are at 107 E. Cary Street. She was in Paris March and April 2018 for a residency at the Cite des Arts Internationale.
Hardy completed a one-month residency in March 2019 at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, one of the leading artists communities in the world with locations in Amherst, Virginia, and Auvillar, France. The VCCA hosts over 400 fellow-artists at Mt. San Angelo in central Virginia and 40 fellow-artists at the Moulin à Nef in France. The artists who come to VCCA are selected by a peer review jury on the basis of the important or innovative work they are doing in their respective fields.
Over her entire artistic career, Hardy has focussed on the interplay of the objects, the spaces, the light, the people, that catch her eye. Her challenge is to reveal the relationships among and between them, in a way that says something visually interesting while representing these things as identifiably themselves.
Hardy's work may be seen by appointment in her studio in Richmond, Virginia. firstname.lastname@example.org.