Valeri Larko is best known for her densely painted landscapes of the urban fringe, all of which she paints on location. She is attracted to the decaying and abandoned structures that populated the outskirts of America’s urban centers and the stories these places can tell about contemporary life and culture. Valeri returns to a site many times in order to capture places that will soon be demolished and built over. A large painting can take the artist up to three months to complete on location. Valeri Larko’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Europe. Exhibitions include Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, The Bronx Museum, NY, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC and the Barbara Frigerio Gallery, Milan, Italy, Bruton Street Gallery in London, England and the American Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, ARTnews and the Wall Street Journal.