b. 1980 in Wadena, Minnesota, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA
In her sculptural practice, Valerie Snobeck utilizes techniques such as layering, fragmentation, and deconstruction; the readymade is also an important component of her work, and in Snobeck's treatment, the rich histories of such found objects emerge. As such, Snobeck focuses on uncommon materials—tar, burlap, denim, and even Depression-era glassware—giving equal weight to recclaimed items as to detritus or damaged matter.