Valerie Mann is a professional artist, living, working and teaching in Michigan. She earned a BFA in painting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MFA in sculpture from Michigan State University. After Michigan State, she married and settled in the Ann Arbor area. She has been making art, exhibiting and selling her work in the U.S. and abroad for over 25 years. Her teaching experience includes working with students in pre-school age programs, through all levels of K-12, including at-risk, alternative high school and special needs young adult programs, as an adjunct college professor on through to multi-age adult classes in various media. She is an evangelist for the use of hand tools and power tools at a young age. Having grown up on a family farm in Indiana, she spent many an hour outdoors, paying attention to her environment, the animals and plants surrounding her. Her approach to art making as problem-solving is very much informed by her experiences working outdoors on the farm.
Valerie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Valerie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Valerie's Past Work
These are images of past work that Valerie has done.