Born on a farm in Central New York and into a family of artists, Vale Burns has been exploring her connection to nature since childhood. Her work is a personal biological study of the natural world and the patterns discovered within it. Through the use of thread, wax, ink, and pigment, Vale strives to find new ways to translate what she sees and represent it in a form that is both literal and ethereal. 

Vale’s formal art education began at The Putney School, where she first studied fiber art, sculpture, and printmaking. After graduating in 1999, she went on to attend Antioch College and completed her BA in Visual Art and Women’s Studies at Vermont College (Brattleboro, VT). In 2014 Vale received a Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of South Carolina (Columbia), a befitting degree for an artist who’s work demonstrates the sensibilities of a cataloger.

Vale lives in Brattleboro, VT where she continues to draw inspiration from the natural world, Victorian Era science, folk art, and women’s craft.

Currently showing work at:  
Cara Wolff Jewelry Shop and Studio
4 Elliot St - Brattleboro, VT

Main Street Flea
Pop-up Shop May 2-12th
61 Main St - Brattleboro, VT


November 14, 2016
Small Works Juried Exhibition Opening
Robyn Holman - River Arts                                                        

January 28, 2011
Vale Burns: artist series take 4
The Desha Show

February 7, 2008
Ovation! : Windham Art Gallery Reveals a Cross-Section of Our Creative Community
Jon Potter - Brattleboro Reformer


2014     MLIS, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2005    BA, Women Studies and Visual Art, Union Institute & University, Vermont College, Brattleboro, VT
1999     The Putney School, Putney, VT

2017     Map Art Exhibit, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VT
2017     Nxxdlx Wxrk, Elliot Street Fish, Chips, & More, Brattleboro, VT
2016     Small Works Juried Exhibition, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME
2008     February Open Show, Windham Art Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
2007     Two-person Exhibition, Through the Music, Brattleboro, VT (with Sam Beasley)
2005     Solo Exhibition, Final Presentation, Vermont College, Brattleboro, VT

The Waskowmium Collection, Burlington, VT
Private Collection, Marlboro, VT