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Valerie Leonard
48 Cherniske Road
New Milford, CT
(860) 355-9904
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When the Bow Breaks
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About the Artist:
Valerie studied art and design in both Basel and London. She has been an off Broadway actress and spent almost eight years as a lithographic edition printer. She has worked as assistant to various artists such as Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg and, her own personal favorite, Dieter Roth. She spent over ten years in the toy industry as an inventor and award winning designer. With the onset of the gulf war, (1991) Valerie found the need to return to creating her own artistic statements. Her time in the toy industry had a strong influence on this work. Both Barbie and the universal toy soldier have become a basic media for her pieces. Valerie’s latest artworks combine common American and religious icons with children’s toys and other ubiquitous elements in assemblages designed to evoke conflicting messages.

Her work has been shown at Argazzi Gallery in Lakeville, Connecticut; the Gunn Museum in Washington, Connecticut; the Pen and Brush in Manhattan, the Washington Art Association, and the Katona Musuem of Art in New York.

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World War
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