Valeria Divinorum’s work specializes in stained-glass sculptural objects which she uses as a lens to experiment with the intangible properties of light. She has a deep interest in exploring the optical perception of space through traditional and new media techniques, creating dispersion of light into spectral components. Her practice embodies light, shadows, finding new forms relating to spatial interaction by the interpenetration of space into one single sculpture. A major theme in Valeria’s work is the human connection with nature and the organic expressions that emerge from that relationship. In flowers, fractal patterns appear and geometric compositions become apparent. Through these geometric patterns we can witness the perfect balance of life and creation in the spiraled recurrence of time and space.
Valeria Divinorum is a Queens based visual artist and architect with formal training in the school of Architecture in Buenos Aires. She has attended residencies in Argentina and the US and has created works for a variety of contexts including galleries, live performances and site-specific installations. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of New Media Art at LaGuardia Community College and teaches art workshops at BronxWorks Senior Center. Recent exhibitions include Light and Shadow Rethinking Visual Spaces (Bronx, NY), Solstice (Governors Island), I Break (Venice, Italy), El Hipercubo (Buenos Aires, Arg.) Space Light (LIC, NY), Illusional (New York, NY), Rear Vision (Madrid, Spain) and Bangkok Biennale (Bangkok, Thailand). She has created light-based sculptural installations at Chashama (New York, NY), Centro Cultural Voces del Sur (Buenos Aires, Arg.), The Plaxall Gallery (Queens, NY), Flux Factory (LIC, NY), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY) and others. In 2013 she started her research of the process of Tiffany technique and the principles of sacred geometry with her mentor, Andres Jacob at Taller Escuela del Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of the collective Salvia Divinorum, a recipient of the 2021 NYC Artist Corps Grant. Press for her work includes NY Post, Stir, 440 Gallery, Time Out NY, NY1.com, Mott Haven Herald among others. She has a passion for creating works for the public and with the public, to embrace connectedness and democratize art making for people in our community.
Portrait by Daniel Murtagh