Val Britton


Val Britton, Deluge, Site-specific installation of hand cut and laser cut paper, ink, and thread Dimensions variable Install views from the exhibition “Passage” at Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA, 2014,  Photographs by Johnna Arnold Photography.

Val Britton was born in Livingston, New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rhode Island School of Design in B.F.A and received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Britton has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and participated in residencies and fellowships. The artist also has solo and group exhibitions throughout the country. Her recent show is at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Foley Gallery (New York), and Gallery Wendi Norris (San Francisco)

Britton works with collage on paper to create her own abstraction of maps that related back to her own personal experience and relationship with her father. She uses abstraction in her works as a way to explore, what she called “psychological and emotional spaces.” She has brought the drawing from a two-dimensional into a three-dimensional space by using collage materials and cutting into the ground paper of work as a goal to create the movement through space and emotional impact. (Britton 2000-2016)

Here are some examples of her works


Val Britton, Lines Unbroken (for E.M.) Graphite, ink, watercolor, and collage on paper
54″ h x 72″ w., 2013


Val Britton, Tracks, Graphite, ink, tempera, and collage on paper
52” h x 52” w. 2013


Val Britton, Reverberation #24 (detail) Ink, collage, and cut paper
30” h x 30” w (paper size), 2014

Photographs by Johnna Arnold Photography.

Britton, Val. “Biography.” Statement. Http://, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2016

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