Since 2003, Valerie has been engaged in a multi-disciplinary art practice that includes performance, video, photography, sculptural installation, and collage. Her work has been both collaborative and solo.
She participates in residencies around the world collaborating with indigenous artists and groups. Many of these groups are youth and children.
When home she teaches/mentors children and youth at various public and alternative schools and at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Valerie grew up in the Yukon and currently dwells in Victoria, B.C.