Vala Ola was born and raised in Iceland. She has lived and created art in the US since 1994. After graduating from the College of Hamrahlid, she furthered her studies at the Icelandic College of the Arts, and later graduated from The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, England. She is consistently winning national awards and has been juried into, The National Sculpture Society Show in N.Y.C., The Art Renewal Center Salon and the Allied Artists Show in N.Y.C. She was voted in as a Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society in 2008. Vala's bronze sculptures can be viewed in fine galleries in Santa Fe, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Beaver Creek and Carmel.