The Power Plant

Valérie Blass

Valérie Blass. Photo: Maryse Larivère.

Courtesy Valérie Blass, photo by Maryse Larivère

Valérie Blass is a Canadian artist working primarily in sculpture, born in 1967 in Montreal, Quebec.

She currently lives and works in Montreal, and is represented by Catriona Jeffries, in Vancouver. She received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts, specializing in visual and media arts, from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She employs a variety of sculptural techniques, including casting, carving, moulding, and bricolage to create strange and playful arrangements of both found and constructed objects.

In a 2011 article in the Canadian magazine The Walrus, her practice of sculptural assemblage was compared to artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Louise Bourgeois. Her work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Royal Bank of Canada, and several other private collections.