Valerie Oliveiro is Singapore born but she lives and works far away from her beloved nation state in the US. Before she became the resident photographer at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, she was a freelance Production Manager and Stage Manager for 14 years. She received an MFA (Yale School of Drama) in Stage Management. She has worked with international artists in performing arts venues and festivals.
She is a self taught photographer.
She is interested in spaces and landscapes that are in transition. She is also interested in human use, intervention, strategy of landscape and space, as well as natural-human tension in landscapes and space.
As the Resident Photographer at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, she photographs events and performances and creates photographic work for web, print and media. Her photos have appeared in the New York Times, American Theatre Magazine and Time Out. She also freelances in event and performance photography as well as archival photography of installations and visual art processes and exhibitions.2012
"Waveland" Exhibition of 6 Photographs at Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL2011
"Waveland" Solo Exhibition sponsored by the University Y (Art @ the Y)
Assistant to Master Paper Artist Kyoko Ibe
on Performance Project Washi Tales
Speaker at PKCU Pecha Kucha Champaign-Urbana
3rd Place+Honorable Mention Architecture and Landscape Award at International Photography Awards for "9-0"
and "Road [Midwest]"
Exhibition at Indigo Gallery, Champaign-Urbana, IL with Jeff Kolar
Lighting Designer for "Elephant"
with Deke Weaver