Albuquerque based printmaker, Lilith Valentine, has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Having loved all things spooky from a young age her work endeavors to capture the essence of all things that go bump in the night. Her love of horror is joined by her love of anatomical figures which she combines to create her hauntingly unique imagery.
Valentine has worked as a docent in two exhibits, the Rockford University Art Gallery in Rockford, Illinois; and the House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lilith Valentine works primarily with relief print, lithography, and ink drawing. Valentine works to provoke curiosity in the viewer with her images and does not shy away from employing unsettling visuals and symbolism. Each image is created to pose the question: “What makes something monstrous?”
“Othering”–the phenomenon in which some individuals or groups are defined and labeled as not fitting in within the norms of a social group–is a driving theme in her work. Valentine’s work depicts many of her own experiences with demonization and is created as a gesture of solidarity with communities who have experienced these types of alienation on a larger and more pervasive scale.
Valentine strives to depict the visceral emotions that come with being treated as something other than human and hopes to have the viewer reflect on their inner prejudices and preconceived notions when viewing her artwork.