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Valerie Hegarty Biography

Valerie Hegarty (b. 1967, Burlington, VT) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work frequently employs critical engagement with American history and addresses themes of memory, place, and art historical legacy through painting, sculpture, and large-scale installations.

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Previous solo exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery, NY; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY. She has completed public commissions for the High Line in NYC and the Brooklyn Museum. Hegarty's work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Saatchi Gallery, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Tang Museum, and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Hegarty received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received grants and awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and Campari NY. She has completed residences at LMCC, Marie Walsh Sharpe, PS 122, MacDowell, Yaddo, and Smack Mellon, and she served as the first Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence at Drew University.

Her works have been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Artforum, Hyperallergic, American Art, Artnews, and ArtNet News.

Text courtesy Malin Gallery.

Valerie Hegarty Featured Artworks

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Tulip Gone Viral (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyTulip Gone Viral (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Wire, foil, epoxy resin, acrylics
15.5 x 15 x 14 inches
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Weeping Vanitas (wallwork) (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyWeeping Vanitas (wallwork) (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Wood, canvas, paper, glue, wire, tape, epoxy clay, styrofoam
32 x 27 x 12 inches
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Weeping Tulips (Mixed Bouquet)(The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyWeeping Tulips (Mixed Bouquet)(The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Vase, wire, epoxy resin, acrylics
26 x 27 x 13 inches
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Weeping Tulips (Semper Augustus) (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyWeeping Tulips (Semper Augustus) (The Covid Diaries Series), 2020Vase, wire, epoxy resin, acrylics
18 x 18 x 18 inches
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Spring Thaw (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartySpring Thaw (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Vase, Apoxie sculpt, wire, acrylics
21 x 28 x 17 inches
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Robert E. Lee Meltdown (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyRobert E. Lee Meltdown (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Paper, glue, wire, tin foil, epoxy resin, acrylics
9.5 x 17 x 12 inches
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Burning Roses (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyBurning Roses (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Paper, glue, wire, tin foil, epoxy resin, acrylics
12 x 25 x 15 inches
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Nuked (The Covid Diaries Series) by Valerie Hegarty contemporary artwork sculpture
Valerie HegartyNuked (The Covid Diaries Series), 2021Foamcore, epoxy resin, wire, tin foil, paper, glue, acrylics
14 x 23 x 19.5 inches
Malin Gallery Contact Gallery

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