Valerie James is an artist and jeweler originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2019, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design and in 2016 graduated with a Bachelor of Fine arts in from Tyler School of Art. James has been honored with several awards including the Tiffany and Co. Foundation Scholarship and the RISD Graduate Student Project Grant. Her work has been shown at various locations including the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Society of North American Goldsmith’s Conference in 2019, Brooklyn Metal Works and the 2019 International Graduate show at Galerie Marzee where she was awarded the Marzee International Graduate Prize. Currently, James resides in Amsterdam as the inaugural fellow and resident artist for Intro, a gallery supported by Marzee.