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Valerie Hegarty


Valerie Hegarty applies layers of paper and paint to walls and floors, then tears back the paper. The exposed strata seem to be a record of time and labor, suggesting an architectural history. Her installations are often unsettling, eliciting feelings of nostalgia and displacement. At the MCA, Hegarty partially transforms the gallery into a decrepit bathroom.

Hegarty holds a BA in Studio Art from Middlebury College, Vermont; a BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco; and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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