BIO

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 ideas are connected to spirituality using light to symbolize life. Her light sculptures create a tranquil and meditative space for any viewer to experience. 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 pursuing her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and received her BFA in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.