Valerie Savchits was born in Riga, Latvia and moved to the North West of England at the age of 19. Since completing her studies at University of Salford in 2016, her work has been actively exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally. She also showcased alongside Mark Wallinger (2007 Turner Prize winner) and Guerrilla Girls at the Guts Gallery's opening show this May.
Savchits is the recipient of Hotel Elephant and Southwark Council Arts & Culture Grant Scheme and was selected as one of the three hundred art students to exhibit her work at 'Future Late' exhibition in Tate Modern in summer 2016. Valerie has been featured in numerous blogs and publications including The Guardian, BBC Live, Manchester Evening News, The Resident and Art Maze Magazine.
Savchits's work contains an element of self-discovery and evokes an explosive energy, leaving some space for symbolism that interprets her work on a more intimate level. With an unfinished degree in chemical technology and her family's background in building and construction, Savchits periodically uses a wide array of synthetic and natural materials such as concrete, tiles, raw minerals, metal and wood. This helps to capture the artist's inner world which haunts and captivates her, celebrating the juxtaposition of rawness and refinement.
UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITION: In Praise of Darkness
7 - 24 May 2020
PIERMARQ* will be presenting work by Valerie Savchits in a group exhibition guest-curated by British artist, writer, curator and lecturer Benjamin Murphy.
Artists: Benjamin Murphy, Paul Weiner and Valerie Savchits.