Virginia Valdes' work deals with illusions, the denial of lived experiences, and the rift man creates with his natural environment. She employs different types of media and techniques in conjunction, including installation, video, sculpture, graphic design and photography.
Valdes has been exhibited in the US and Europe at venues such as P.S.1/MOMA, Lincoln Center, Stuttgart FilmWinter Festival, The Black Maria Film Festival, FotoFest, PBS' Reel NY8, among others.
She is the recipient of a Lef Foundation grant which aided her in creating her installation "Wasteland" for Bates Museum.
Besides making videos and running a small design studio, she devotes her time to teaching Graphic Design, Photography and New Media techniques.
In 2000 Virginia left NYC and ran off to the woods of Maine with her long time collaborator and husband, musician / luthier Laurent Brondel