Val Sears (b. 1988) is a Toronto based artist born in Oshawa, Ontario. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University in 2012 and was selected to receive the David W. Bain award for her thesis series This Place Then. Sears landed her first solo show, In Passing, in 2013, and has since continued to exhibit within Toronto and the surrounding area. Although she works in various mediums, painting is her primary focus as she continues to explore processes to depict memory and the everyday.