Valerie Daval is a French born visual artist, teacher artist and art therapist based in Los Angeles since 2007. She is graduated from an Art and Architecture School in France. In 2001, she obtained a Diploma in Art Therapy in Tours, France, and worked as art instructor and art therapist for several years in different institutions in France. In 2004, she moved to Paderborn, Germany, where she was working at the Raum für Kunst artist community. Her work spans from drawing, painting, textile sculpture, installation and performance, including live drawing of dancers during performances. Amateur dancer of free style dance and contact improvisation dance herself, these practices are continuously nourishing and inspiring her art. Her artwork has been exhibited in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.