b. 1964 Paris, France
Lives and works in West Yorkshire, UK
 

EDUCATION

2000     Msc Interactive Multimedia Production, Huddersfield University
1989     (1st Class) BSc(Hons) Textile Design Huddersfield Polytechnic
 

CURRENT & FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2017      The Contemporary Craft Festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon (09 – 11 June)
2017      Branching OutThe Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds, LS1 3AB (18 March – 24 June)
2017      Textile Textures, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, Dorset BD21 1NL (29 April – 4 June)
2017      In With The New, Silson Contemporary Art, Harrogate HG2 0DS (21 Jan – 02 March)

2017      Winter ExhibitionThe Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street NE2 1AN Newcastle Upon Tyne (11 Nov 2016 – 02 March)
 

PRIZES

2015      Best Picture in Show, Great North Art Show 2015
2015      Best Emerging Textile Artist, Embroidery Magazine, SIT Select Showcase 2015
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016      Wisps & Whispers, The Gallery, Anthropologie, 131-141 King’s Road, London SW3 4PW (08 Sept – 22 Oct)
2016      The Common Thread, Calver Gallery, South Square, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3LD (4 – 27 March 2016)
2014      Entangled, Queenies, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire UK (10 March – 7 April)
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FAIRS

2016      Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studio, Manchester (06 – 09 October )
2016      The Art Market YORK, York Race Course UK (30 September – 02 October)
2016      Art in Action, Waterperry Nr Oxford  (14-17 July 2016)
2016      Holmfirth Artweek, Civic Hall, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK (03 – 09 July)
2016      The Contemporary Craft Festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon (10-12 June 2016)
2016      The North, Masham Gallery, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB  (28 May – 03 July 2016)
2015      The Artroom Gallery, Garstang, Lancashire, UK (5 November – 26 January 2016)
2015      SIT Select Showcase, Cheltenham Town Hall, Gloucestershire, UK (23-25 October)
2015      Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester (8-11 October)
2015      The Art Market YORK, UK (2 – 4 October)
2015      Magnetic North Art Fair, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK (5-6 September)
2015      Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, UK (29 August – 20 September)
2015      Kunsthuis Art Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire, UK (26 August – 27 September)
2015      Holmfirth Artweek, Civic Hall, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK (5 – 11 July)
2015      Fibre, Rural Art, The Old Courthouse, Thirsk, North Yorkshire UK (3 July – 4 September)
2015      Textile & Texture, Enjoy Art, Marsden, West Yorkshire, UK (4 June – 15 July)
2015      The North and Beyond, Grassington Festival, North Yorkshire UK (23-27 June)
2015      Connections, Enjoy Art, Marsden, West Yorkshire, UK (February – 31 May)
2015      Saltaire Arts Trail, Open Houses, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire UK (23 – 25 May)
2015      Landscape Harmonies, The Arc Gallery, Chester, Cheshire UK (12 March – 12 May)
2014      Connections, Huddersfield ArtStation, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire UK
2014      Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK
2014      The Garden of Earthly Delights, Waterstreet Gallery, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK
2014      Same But Different, Temple Newsam House, Leeds, West Yorkshire UK
2014      Holmfirth Artweek, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK
2014      Down to Earth, The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, West Yorkshire UK
2014      Textile! Huddersfield ArtStation, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire UK
2013      Winter Season Open Exhibition, Waterstreet Gallery, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK
2013      Holmfirth Artweek, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire UK
2013      Art in the Pen, Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, North Yorkshire
2013      New Mills Arts, Derbyshire Open Arts, New Mills, Derbyshire UK
2012      Holmfirth Artweek, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire UK

PRESS

2017      Country Living Magazine, Emporium, p12, February (colour reproduction)
2016      The Biscuit Factory: ‘Spotlight On Textile Artist Valerie Wartelle’, p11, The Biscuit Factory Magazine Issue #19,  November /March 2017
2016      Eloïse Sentito: ‘Conversation with craftspeople: light, colour, technique, tools, process, livelihood, story and business model’. These Isles, weavingtheseisles.wordpress.com, 13 June
2016      Embroidery Magazine, The Way of Felt, p38-41, May/June (colour reproduction)
2014      Craig: ‘Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2014 Part 2’, Fishink Blog, 17 October
2014      Embroidery Magazine, What’s On, p57, March/April (colour reproduction)
2013      Pindar, John:‘New Mills Arts’, Notes to the Milkman, blog, 27 May
2013      Bladou, Franck: ‘Single Art’, Quotiriens, LeMonde.fr blog, 17 February

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom.

TEACHING – TALKS

2015 – Current    Day workshops, weekend residencies and talks to groups, guilds & associations