100 Creatives

33: Roy Wasson Valle

33: Roy Wasson Valle
Roy Wasson Valle was born in Mexico and has lived there and in the United States and Germany. He likes to draw and paint and make little sculptures out of plastic clay. You may recognize his goofy, semi-creepy skeleton character, Raul (he's the one in the egg after the jump). Roy also works on video game imagery and T-shirts for his day-job employer. He's married and lives in Phoenix with his wife, one cat, and many fish.

1. List five things on your inspiration wall (real or imaginary)

1. An obscene drawing by fellow artist David Quan.
2. A weird literacy flier from Playboy magazine.
3. A holographic image of a Native American lady overlooking a canyon during a lightning storm while a giant bald eagle flies by, which is mounted on a slice of tree.
4. A vintage tractor calendar from Illinois.
5. A head shot of Battlestar Galactica actor Michael Hogan on which he has written, "Roy, Frak Em All. Hogan, XO"

2. What was your last big project?
I completed an installation show at the Pravus Gallery in Phoenix in December with my wife Koryn Woodward. Although we have worked on projects together, this was the first show we collaborated on.

3. What's your next big project?
The real next big project I have is to set up a real studio for the first time now that we have a building for it at our house. I am however, working on a small linoleum block print for Brent Bond's Santo Press in Scottsdale.

4. Why Phoenix?

Originally I came to Phoenix to finish school and be closer to my eldest brother who has six kids. My parents live in Prescott so it is still close enough to see them, but I get to take advantage of the opportunities in Phoenix.
What I like about being here is that I have space to live in and work while also being able to do what I want career wise.

5. What do you want Phoenix to know about you? (and if you're game,what do you NOT want Phoenix to know about you?)

I want people in Phoenix to know about me and other artists in my position that one can always buy art in installments.
As far as things I don't want people to know about me: I say enough dumb things that sooner or later all of my information comes out anyway. There is no need to list all of my numerous mistakes here.

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97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew

61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz

59. Lynn Fisher

58. Tanner Woodford

57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer

55. Tom Leveen

54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd

50. Monica Aissa Martinez

49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon

47. Matt Moore

46. Andrea Hanley

45. Julie Hampton

44. Ted Decker

43. Saskia Jorda

42. Michael Bergfalk

41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning

38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock

36. Kade Twist

35. Cindy Dach

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