v a l - f r e i r e is

Artist, Illustrator, and Writer in New York

v a l - f r e i r e is

Artist, Illustrator, and Writer in New York

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bio:
Val Freire is a female writer/artist/designer, born in historic Greenwich Village, New York in 1979, to two creative, albeit offbeat, educators. She is the second of four rather sheltered and inspired children.

early life:
At birth, she was expected to be a boy, and thusly dubbed "Mathew Alexander" until the minute of. This surprise abruptness set a life-long precedent in her development.

Young Miss Freire was self-educated and at 14 decided she was too intelligent to graduate from high school. It would take two more years to convince everyone else of this. At 16 she actively pursued interests in typography, photography, illustration and of course, story-telling. Thus keeping her engaged as a Tattooist apprentice and shop manager, a Logo designer for a photo lab and an overactive member of the Harvey Milk High School youth program. The combination of which would inexplicably drag her through 48 states, and entirely against her will, back to New York, in time to turn 18.

currently: New York is where her home resides, her loyal pets and an ever-expanding collection of comic books. However, it isn't likely where you'll find her. She spends a lot of her time world traveling, hunkered in cafes, drinking endless cups of coffee and telling stories.

interest:
inventive expletives, fashionable weaponry, decadent intoxicants and drawing on objects that are not intended for it.

favorite artist:
(but not limited to) Salvador Dalí, Norman Rockwell and Vincent Van Goph, all of which have died, as Val expects to do one day as well.

Love and cherish her for this one reason.

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