VALERIE SHARP is a visual and performance artist in Rosendale, New York originally from Oklahoma City with a BFA in Acting (2014) and BA in Studio Art (2015), minor in Costume Design and Directing, from Oklahoma City University. She creates performance art using a combination of long durational actions, costume, and installation in order to transform personal experiences into universal symbols. Through her work, she investigates the perception of time, loss of innocence, our relationship to nature as a mirror to ourselves, and the wonderful, mysterious forest that is our minds. She has exhibited performance art in New York at Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art, Broadway Arts, Greenkill Gallery, HiLo Art, O+ Festival Kingston, and Rosekill Farm, and in Oklahoma at Kasum Contemporary, IAO Gallery, Momentum, and in Oklahoma Shakespeare on Paseo. Valerie also paints, plays violin, directs theatre, and studies trees.