Valeria began to draw driven by the desire to capture the poetry of everyday things:
the children and dogs' glance, the shape of the plants, the sound of the autumn dry leaves
and the aroma of breakfast.
Born in Buenos Aires city, Argentina, her academic background focus initially
in Fine Arts and then graduated from the University of Buenos Aires
with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication, where she practised as a teacher.
Since 2006 she has been dedicated to children illustration.
She is represented by the agency MB Artist in New York. She illustrate for publishers from 5 continents.
In her work she uses both manual and digital techniques and investigates the use of new methods
and materials in a constant pursuit of new expressive forms.
She has received the honor to participate in the exposition of the 30 most representative
illustrators of Argentina at Bologna Children Bookfair's 2008.
One of her books " La Grande Fabrique de Mots" has sold more than 120,000 copies in 20 languages:
French, Dutch, English, German, Corean, Spanish, Catalán, Portuguese, Russian, Chinesse,
Italian, Slovenian, Norvegian, Estonian, and Turc among others.
Her last book "La Vallée des Moulins" has been presented at TIBE 2013
(Taipei International Book Exibition 2013) where she has been invited by
Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Guest of Honor 2013.
She currently lives in Lyon, France.
> Read interview for DPI MAgazine / Taiwan 2010
> Read interview about the book "Tip-Tap Pop" 2010