Stephanie Valentin – Bio

Stephanie Valentin's work explores the notion of landscape as laboratory. Her images poeticise the ecological and cultural implications of scientific endeavours by evoking the human desire to touch, shape, and utilise the natural world. Using a diverse range of photomedia, from traditional photography, to photograms and electron microscope technology, Valentin’s contemplative imagery of landscapes, plants, and scientific apparatus, asks us to reflect upon the complexity of natural beauty.

Valentin’s work has been exhibited in both national and international exhibitions including Beastly, Delmar Gallery (2014), Terra Cognita: Noorderlicht, Photofestival, The Netherlands (2012), Contemplating the Future, RMIT (2012), Stormy Weather, National Gallery of Victoria (2011), Flora, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery (2008-2009) and Signs of Truth: Photography and Science, Altana Gallery, Germany (2006-2007). In 2012 she was a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness prize and in 2010 she was awarded the Royal Bank of Scotland Employee’s Choice award. Valentin is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Collection and numerous private collections.