Nina Valdera received an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, and a BFA in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She currently resides in South Jersey, but was a long time native of Philadelphia. She was awarded a micro-grant by Mural Arts of Philadelphia for Site Sound: Revealing the Rail Park where it was described as a striking LED sculpture of a Railroad track that appeared to illuminate into the horizon. Nina’s light sculpture Synchronicity was featured on Billboards throughout the greater Philadelphia area for Moore College of Art and Design’s rebrand. Her works have also been shown in group exhibitions, including Pathway to Housing, Atria Center City Gallery, Da Vinci Art Alliance, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia Sculptors, Spillway Collective, Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, and Wharton Esherick Museum.