Valerie Hegarty is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Hegarty creates paintings, sculptures, and installations that comment on American history and society, addressing such themes as colonization, Manifest Destiny, environmental degradation, and repressed histories. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Among Hegarty’s many solo exhibitions are shows at Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery Chelsea; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; The MCA in Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others including a commission for a public sculpture on the High Line, NY and her most recent show of site-specific installations in The Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Hegarty was Drew University’s (Madison, NJ) first Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence from 2014-2015 and recently was awarded her second Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2016.