Valerie Khoo is an artist, printmaker and curator.
She is passionate about the world of creativity and is committed to empowering other artists and writers to tap into their own creative talents.
As an artist, she creates originals and limited edition prints that are sold within Australia and around the world.
A finalist in several art prizes, her art can also be found in private collections and commercial premises in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Singapore and USA.
With a Diploma of Surface Design, Valerie was co-founder and designer of a fashion and homewares label which had stores in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall and Singapore. She is former deputy editor at CLEO magazine.
Valerie is currently the City of Sydney’s Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival for 2019 to 2021 and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
In Valerie’s words: “I’m fuelled by a passion for storytelling. In addition to being an artist I’m also a writer, so I see stories everywhere. Compelling stories drive art, so I approach my artwork always with the story front and centre in my mind, infusing movement, texture, and imagery on the canvas.
“Each piece is underpinned by an inspiring story or intention so that the artwork serves as a daily reminder of a positive goal or vision in your life. You’ll find this particularly in my Vintage Chinoiserie and Flying Apostrophes artwork.
“I’m also inspired by water and love capturing its movement, energy, and power, which you can see in a lot of my work, especially the Swell series.”
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