Valérie Belin is a French artist and photographer; her education includes the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and philosophy studies.
After a first part of her career where she focused on memory and traces, she since then has developed what her publisher Editions Xavier Barral's website calls: « a work that blurs the boundaries on the idea of gender, identity and on the ambiguous status of real and virtual worlds. »
In 2019, she publishes "Painted Ladies" with Editions Xavier Barral.
© Portrait by Liza Rose, taken from the France Culture radio website (on the occasion of an interview in november 2019)
Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "In a signed and numbered edition of 800 copies, Painted Ladies gathers a series of women portraits made by Valérie Belin in 2017. Each woman is portrayed made-up revealing the traces of a brush used to paint and make-up. Brushes and pigments evoke tribal painting ; these photographs seem to result from initiation...