Valerie Yaklin-Brown is a visual artist living on a foreclosed emu farm in Magnolia, Texas. She grew up in the smallest-of-small south Texas town of Riviera, received her graduate degree in photography at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and currently teaches at Lone Star College-Montgomery and at the Houston Center for Photography.

At the core of Valerie's works is the compulsion to excavate meaning from the large and small events in her life. Issues ranging from self-identity and middle age-ness to political and societal concerns are explored using a variety of photo-based media.

Exhibitions/Publications

  • 2017    "35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition", Dr. Rebecca Senf, juror, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
  • 2017    "positive/negative space"  The Art Studio, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
  • 2017    "Faculty Exhibit", Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College- Montgomery, Conroe, TX  
  • 2016    "Texas National 2016", Abelardo Morell, juror. The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
  • 2016    "Faculty Exhibit", Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College- Montgomery,  Conroe, TX
  • 2015    “Vestiges of the Strangely Ordinary”’ Solo Exhibition, Lone Star College-Tomball, Tomball TX
  • 2015    "Faculty Exhibit", Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College- Montgomery, Conroe, TX     
  • 2014    “Silver: Making the Monochrome Image”, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 2014    “Forgotten”, Blue Mitchell, juror, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
  • 2014    "Faculty Exhibit", Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College- Montgomery, Conroe, TX
  • 2014    “Houston Center for Photography Print Auction Show”, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
  • 2013     Society for Photographic Education “Committee Show”, College of the Mainlands, Texas City, TX       
  • 2013    “Holgas Out of the Box”, Ted Orland, juror, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX
  • 2013     Texas Photographic Society "Members Only Show", Islander Gallery, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TX
  • 2012    “Holgas Out of the Box”, Michael Kenna, juror, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview, TX
  • 2012    "Faculty Exhibit" Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College- Montgomery, Conroe, TX
  • 2011    "29th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition" Ariel Shanberg, juror, Houston Center  for Photography, Houston, TX
  • 2011    “Mentor’s Show”, The Art Alliance at Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX
  • 2010    "Lone Star College Montgomery Faculty Art Exhibit", The Art Gallery, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX
  • 2010    "Faculty Exhibit", Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College, Montgomery, Conroe, TX
  • 2009     Light Leaks: Low Fidelity Photography, volume 13
  • 2009     Texas Photographic Society "Members Only Show", Keith Carter, juror, Dishman Gallery, Lamar          University, Beaumont, TX
  • 2008    "Urban Life," Featured Artist, Three Allen Center, Houston, TX
  • 2008    "Faculty Exhibit" Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Conroe, TX
  • 2008    "Lost and Found," Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 1998    “Discoveries: FotoFest ‘98”, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX

Exhibitions Curated

  • 2014    “Silver: Making the Monochrome Image”, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 2014    “Unrestricted Boundaries”, Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Conroe, TX

www.valerieyaklin-brown.com                                               valerie@valerieyaklin-brown.com

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