Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Valeria Rocchiccioli uses mass-produced discarded objects as her main medium; Rocchiccioli's sculptures remind us that ordinary can become extraordinary. This is evident when the artist shifts the material's original intention of existence by weaving plastic bottles, caps and zip ties into unpredictable forms. The densely patterned and colorful sculptures draw inevitable comparisons to Sao Paulo's landscape, large population and diverse society.
Valeria received a B.A. in Industrial Design from the school of Architecture and Communications, University Mackenzie, Sao Paulo. The artist moved to Miami in 2008, later joining the University of Miami as a graduate student, Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record, receiving her MFA in the Spring of 2013.
Rocchiccioli's works are in private collections, she exhibited in different occasions at local galleries and at the Lowe art Museum where she received several awards, including 2012 "Juror Best in Show Award, MFA Candidates Exhibition", 2011 "Jean Ward Sculpture Award", 2010 "Dr. Marion F. Jefferson Award", and 2009 "Juror Choice Best in Show Award".