Vladimir Valiente was born in El Salvador. He has lived in Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States before arriving to Canada in 1986. He studied painting at the prestigious Instituto Cabanas in Jalisco, Mexico.
Valiente holds a bachelor`s degree in fine arts from Concordia University in Montreal and a diploma in studio art from Capilano College (now University) from North Vancouver, Canada.
His artwork belongs in private collections in Mexico, the United States, Chile, Cuba (Casa de Las Americas), Canada and France.