Veronica Transylvanian born Sydney based artist. Her work is an exploration of processes in glass and mixed media. Hands-on material manipulation is an instrumental part of her working process.This allows Veronica to practice utilising an array of concepts in conjunction with a broad range of techniques and materials. Veronica takes a material into the unexpected combination of their possibilities and each work turns into a surprise. The artist aim has been to create work that investigate and communicate her personal experiences. Her work is revealed as a mode of acting and reacting to her experience, as life always is. She hopes to capture a memory and a movement in the work, to give a sense of something present and alive, just like feelings and memories. But, at the same time, she hopes to evoke a calm feeling, where, yes, something is missing, but not something necessarily lost. 

 

Education

 

2017-2018: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, Sydney Design School

2015:           Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with First Class Honours, ANU School of Art, Canberra

2012–2014: Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass/Sculpture), Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2004–2007: Diploma in Fashion design at Art School in TG-Mures, Romania.

Awards

2018: Highly Commended for demonstration of outstanding commitment and unexceptional                         standard of work Sydney Design School in conjuction with Eckersley's, Sydney

2017: Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards, Australia

2016: Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize, 3D category, Australia

2016: Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards, Australia

2016: Finalist, National Emerging Art Glass Prize, Australia

2016: Pilchuck Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, USA

2015: Bassett Downs Honours Scholarship for Glass Award, ANU School of Art

2014: First Place, Axess Glass New Artist Award, Mansfield, VIC

2014: First Place, Verge Awards: In the 3D category, Sydney

2014: Highly Commended, National Student Art Glass Prize, Australia

2014: Pilchuck Partner Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts /Pilchuck Glass School, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2016: Resistance & Remembrance, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions:

 

2019: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney Australia

2019: Chatswood Chase Sculpture Exhibition, NSW Australia

2017: (r)evolve ANU School of Art and Design Gallery, Canberra

2017: Contemporary Art Awards, Australia

2016: Makers Matter, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2016: Hornsby Art Prize, NSW 

2016: Contemporary Art Awards, Australia

2016: National Emerging Art Glass Prize, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2015: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney

2015: Mixed Media Moments Group Exhibition, Art Moment Gallery, Sydney

2015: Sculpture on the Greens, Bobbie P. Gallery, NSW

2014: Axess New Glass Artist Award – MAGE 2014, VIC

2014: 1994 – 2014, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2014: St George Art Awards, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, NSW

2014: Containment, DedSpace Gallery, SCA, NSW

2014: Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2014: Through the Looking Glass, Rye Space, Sydney

2014: National Student Art Glass Prize, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2013: Speed Show, Verge Gallery – Sydney

2013: Sculpture in the Vineyards - Wollombi Village, Vineyards NSW

2013: Hidden – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk Exhibition, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney

 

Professional activities:

 

2018 March-June: Gallery Assistant, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2013-2016:  Glass blowing assistant to Stevie Fieldsend, Sydney

2015:           Glass blowing assistant to John White, Canberra

2013-2014:  Glass blowing assistant to Erica Izard, Sydney    

                    Glass blowing assistant to Eliot Brand, Sydney

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Photo: Attila Szilvasi