Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Valeria Rocchiccioli uses mass-produced discarded objects as her main
medium; Rocchiccioli's sculptures remind us that ordinary can become extraordinary. This is evident when
the artist shifts the material's original intention of existence by weaving plastic bottles, caps and zip ties
into unpredictable forms. The densely patterned and colorful sculptures draw inevitable comparisons to
Sao Paulo's landscape, large population and diverse society.
Valeria received a B.A. in Industrial Design from the school of Architecture and Communications,
University Mackenzie, Sao Paulo. In 2008 the artist joined the University of Miami as a graduate student,
Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record, receiving her MFA in the spring of 2013. From 2013 to fall
2014 she has taught sculpture as an adjunct professor at New World School of the Arts (Miami Dade
College). Between 2015 and 2018 Valeria spent her time between Europe, South America and United States
where she conducted investigations, installations and work.
Her works are in private collections in the Europe, South America and U.S.