Born in France, artist Val (Valérie Goutard) lived in South America, Africa and Europe before settling in Asia in 2004. Once in Thailand, she discovered the traditional know-how of bronze alongside Thai foundries, establishing her workshop in Bangkok where she worked together with her team. In April of the same year, she exhibited locally for the first time and since 2005, her works have been on permanent display in numerous galleries across Asia and she participated in various art fairs in the region.
Often asked to execute large-scale projects in both public and private settings, Val’s monumental sculptures can be seen in Bangkok, Taipei and Singapore, to name a few. In 2016 she also installed three sculptures made of concrete, bronze and coral in an underwater site in Koh Tao island in Thailand, the first artistic and ecological project of its kind.
In 2015, Val was awarded the Trophée des Français de l'Etranger (Award for French Expatriates) in the art of living section, rewarding her work and achievements abroad.