Val Britton, San Francisco
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2015
Val Britton creates immersive, collaged works on paper and site-specific installations that explore physical and psychological spaces. Her fragmented, exploded landscapes draw on the language of maps to explore memory, imagination, and the possibilities of abstraction. Britton received an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. A recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Foundation grant, she has participated in residencies and fellowships at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, Recology in San Francisco, Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, WY, Caldera, Sisters, OR, and the Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, WY. She has exhibited her work nationally including recent solo shows at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and Foley Gallery in New York. Group shows include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, CA. Britton is currently working on a permanent piece for the San Francisco International Airport commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, where she will present a solo exhibition in June 2014.