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Valerie Camila, Beso 3

Valerie Camila, Beso 3

  • 8" x 10"
  • Oil on Canvas


About the Artist

Valerie Camila is an emerging Canadian contemporary figurative oil painter and student from Southern Alberta, currently based in Kingston, Ontario, where she is pursuing her BFA (Honours) at Queen’s University. Camila’s work explores self-representation through a unique blend of stylistic brushwork, surreal motifs, and intersecting personal experiences. Camila’s practice hinges on establishing profound connections between the subjects of her painting. She infuses her figures with vitality– seeking to uncover the unifying idiosyncracies between them. As a young queer Colombian-Canadian woman, Hispanic subjects take centre stage in her work– capturing resiliency by exploring queer realities, femininity, intimacy, strength, and self-realization. Camila uncovers the intricate tapestry of human connection, showcasing diverse manifestations of self and celebrating the power of affection. Her work has been exhibited in and recognized by local galleries across Canada and the United States. Notable galleries include The Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Alberta, TERAVARNA Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Union Gallery and Modern Fuel Galleries in Ontario. Camila’s works have also been featured in publications internationally, like Ultraviolet, Suboart, and MUSE Magazines. Camila was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant in 2023.