Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nina Valdera creates light sculptures using geometric forms constructed from wood which are illuminated using acrylic sheets and LED lights. Her inspiration is connected to spirituality and the calming effects of nature. She creates meditative spaces for her viewers by using transitioning colored lights, giving the perception that time is slowing down. She was awarded a micro-grant from Mural Arts of Philadelphia for Site Sound: Revealing the Rail Park, where she created a striking LED sculpture of a Railroad track that appeared to illuminate into the horizon. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Da Vinci Art Alliance, and The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nina is an MFA Candidate for Visual Arts at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. She received her BFA in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.