Valerie Piraino is an East African sculptor and writer based in New York. The varied traditions, lands, and people of the African diaspora are a constant source of inspiration in Piraino’s work. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, commissions, and publications including, After Afropolitan at the Weeksville Heritage Center in New York, the United States Department of State and African Artists: From 1882 to Now by Phaidon, an A-Z survey of the work of over 300 artists born or based in Africa. She self-published her first book, Point of Origin: A Monographic Memoir.
"African Artists moves toward filling the hole in the Western record of the continent’s creative output."
– New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide
“The volume comes at a time when modern and contemporary African art is at the forefront of curatorial and collector efforts.”
– SixtySix Mag
“A comprehensive guide to the continent’s brightest stars”
“This volume makes a strong argument for the diverse mediums and messages coming out of the African continent.”
– Elle Decor
“A groundbreaking new book”
A Perfect Practitioner Of
24 x 18 inches
Be the first to hear about upcoming exhibitions and new work.
Copyright © 2023 Valerie Piraino - All Rights Reserved.