Vali Steele, a glass sculptor and mixed media artist with an interest in landscape, and the correlations it has with memories. The outdoors, trees and especially nature’s beauty, have resonated with her since she was a small child. Those fond remembrances have guided her artistic practice throughout her life. The process of creating work, and emotional ties that are developed with the materials used, are as important as the final artworks. Using different applications and methods, she specifically enhances key attributes of glass, metal, wood and other various materials to elevate their significance and beauty within her work.
Steele earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She studied art history, printmaking and earned her Certification for Art Conservation through Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.