Valerie Schönjahn is an artist based in Walyalup, Fremantle. Working across a multitude of media, Schönjahn’s practice is informed by her emotional and tactile landscape. Her background in architecture and a passion for space, material, domestic storytelling and rituals underpin her artistic practice. Some of her more recent work has centered on exploring ideas of belonging and estrangement, permanence and relationships. Groupings of objects in unfamiliar settings and playing with the traditional and the mythical are continuous fascinations to the artist.
Schönjahn has been invited to participate in the Minnawarra Art Awards (2021), the Busselton Awards `Showcase´(2020) and was a finalist of the York Botanic Art Prize (2021). In 2021 she created a temporary public art commission for the City of South Perth and undertook a residency with ART ON THE MOVE. She has been part of group exhibitions in both Melbourne and Perth.