Saskatchewan is home for Valerie Triggs and she finds much inspiration for her art making and study in both rural and urban prairie landscapes.
After graduating from the University of Regina with a B Ed degree, Valerie taught Visual Art and a variety of other subjects to students from grades 4-11 in schools in Manitoba and Alberta. She has also worked for almost a decade as a curriculum consultant for many hardworking Southwest Saskatchewan teachers.
After having completing a PhD at the University of British Columbia, Valerie is thrilled to be back in Saskatchewan. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Arts Education Program in the Faculty of Education at the U of R.
In her teaching, Valerie is interested in art as a way of practicing capacity and receptivity for learning, as well as a method of exploring places that matter to individuals and communities and the issues and topics that arise in these relations.
She is presently experimenting with how art augments reality as more than a one-to-one correspondence and engages a sense of touch as much as sight, accentuating our entanglement and impact in the world with every perception.
Mixed media, photography, natural materials.