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 1976 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 practiced as a teacher.
Since 2006 she has been dedicated to children illustration. She is represented by the agency MB Artist in NY. 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 more than 20 languages.
Her last book ¨La Vallée des Moulins¨ has been presented at TIBE 2013 (Taipei International Book Exhibition) where she has been invited by Wallonie- Bruxelles International Exhibition, Guess of Honor 2013.
She currently lives in Lyon, France.