Valerie Hegarty lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has received numerous grants including a full scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for her MFA, A Graduate Fellowship grant, an Artists Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant. In New York, she has recieved a Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. In the past year, Valerie has show at the Nada Art Fair Miami, The Armory, White Columns, PS1 in the Greater New York Show, and Guild and Greyshkul. She is represented by Guild and Greyshkul Gallery in Soho and currently has her second solo exhibition on view. Valerie is also currently participating in the group show “Denial is a River” at Sculpture Center in Long Island City.