Approved: 16.08.2006

Veronique Maria

Film-maker, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

I make: large scale paintings (heavily textured with ceramic forms), slow moving video (presented as moving paintings and still photographic images) performance (inspired by the making processes, materials and rituals involved in creating my paintings) Ritual, and relationship are central to my art work.

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    Artist Statement

    I make: large scale paintings (heavily textured with ceramic forms), slow moving video (presented as moving paintings and still photographic images) performance (inspired by the making processes, materials and rituals involved in creating my paintings) Ritual, and relationship are central to my art work.

    CV & Education

    Solo Exhibitions


    2014 Moving Practice, R Space Gallery, (Exhibition/Video Screening) Belfast, Northern Ireland (25 May - 21June 2014)

    2012 My Garden In A Bucket For You, Bedales Gallery, (Exhibition and Film Screening) Petersfield, Hampshire.

    2010 Process 3, Arlington Arts Centre, (Film Screening) Newbury, Berkshire.

    2010 Earth and Body, Eldfjallasafn Museum, (Live Art Performance) Iceland. 

    2010 The Meeting, Laugarvatn (Live Art Performance) Iceland.  

    2007 Process, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, (Live Art Performance/Film Screening) Co. Monaghan. Ireland. 

    2006 Otter Gallery, (Exhibition) Chichester, Sussex. 

    2006 Sheridan Russell Gallery, (Exhibition) London W1.  

    2005 After Pride, Lauderdale House, (Exhibition) Highgate, London. N6.  

    2004 Process, Bedales Gallery, (Exhibition) Hampshire. 

    2004 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, (Exhibition) Arundel, West Sussex.  

    2003 Gaunts House, (Installation Exhibition) Wimborne. Dorset. 

    2000 74, Maltravers, (Exhibition) Arundel, Sussex. 

    1999 Pallant House Garden Gallery, (Exhibition) Chichester, West Sussex. 

    1997 University Halls, Balls Park, (Exhibition) Hertford, Hertfordshire. 

    1995 Beau Monde, (Exhibition) Lexington Street, London. W1. 

    1994 Horsham Arts Centre, (Exhibition) Horsham, Sussex.  

    1989 Northbrook College, (Exhibition) Durrington, West Sussex

    1980 Thomas, (Durational Performance) St Richards, Chichester Sussex

    1977 Experiments in Design, (Exhibition) Third Eye Colour Studios, Mitre Court, Fleet Street, London

    1975 Black and Gold, (Exhibition) Thomas Cooke and Sons, Walthamstow, London E17

    1974 Autumn Leaves, (Exhibition) Main Hall, Bushey, Hertfordshire

    1973 Drawing Forth, (Exhibition) Thomas Cooke, London E17


    Group Exhibitions and Performances 


    2013 Psychosynthesis Conference, Latimer Place, (2 day Video Screening) Buckinghamshire UK.

    2013 Chateaux Marmot, (Video Screening) York, UK. 

    2013 Dancing Quests, (Co-created Dance Performance with 6 Organisation Leaders) Barcelona, Spain.

    2012 On the Edge of the Land, of Practice and of Knowing, (Live Art. Zierle, Carter +14 others) Cornwall. 

    2011 Chase Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, (Exhibition) Kensington, London.

    2011 65oN - 19oW  Baer Art Centre, (Exhibition with 3 others) Hosfos, Iceland.

    2011 Lemon (Exhibition +30 others. Curated-Danny Rolph Critiqued-Sacha Craddock) Anjelika, H.Wycombe. 

    2010 Exploding Words (performance co created with MIkhail Karikis +20 others) Tate Modern, Turbine Hall London. 

    2009 Aspex, (Video Screening) Hampshire. 

    2009 Arizona State Art Museum (Video Screening) Tempe Arizona, USA.

    2008 Home Made, Video Shorts, (Video Screening) Norwich Arts Centre.

    2007 Live Art Falmouth. (Video Screening) Cornwall. 

    2007 Against the Grain, Norwich Arts Centre, (Video Screening) Norwich. 

    2006 LADA/inIVA, EC2. ArtsAdmin,  (Live Art Performance +20 with Audience Participation +100) London E1 

    2006 Number 9 Gallery (Exhibition) Birmingham.

    2005 Open 05 ArtSway, (Exhibition) New Forest, Hampshire.

    2004 The Otter Gallery, (Exhibition) Chichester, West Sussex.

    1999 Turning the Tables, (Exhibition) University Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex.

    1998 Museum and Art Gallery, (Exhibition) Worthing, West Sussex.

    1997 Town Hall, Chelsea, (Exhibition) London SW3  /  Art and Sacred Places, (Exhibition) Guildford, Surrey.

    1996 Whitworth, (Exhibition) Manchester.  /  Commonwealth Institute, (Exhibition) Kensington, London W8. 

    1995 The House of William Blake, (Exhibition) London W1. /  Atkinson Gallery, (Exhibition) Street, Somerset. 

    1994 The Business Design Centre, (Exhibition) Islington, London N1.

    1993 Gardner Arts Centre, (Exhibition) Brighton, East Sussex. 


    Public Collections 

    Baer Art Centre Collection, Hosfos, Iceland 

    Aldridge Foundation London.
    Cass Sculpture, Goodwood, Sussex. 

    Arizona Art Museum Tempe Arizona USA. 

    The Weir, Alresford, Hampshire. 


    Awarded Residencies 

    2014 Helen Wurlitzer Santa Fe, Taos, New Mexico, USA (January February March  April May)

    2011 Baer Art Centre, Hosfos, Iceland (July August)

    2010 Gullkistan Artist Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland (June July)

    2007 Tyrone Guthrie Residency, Co. Monaghan Ireland (May June)


    Grants, Awards and Sponsorship 


    2013 Making Space, Fabrica, Brighton UK (1 week use of Fabrica Gallery for development and documentation)

    2012/13 Arts Council England GFTA - Moving Practice (funding for 16 months project)

    2012/13 Carter Award (funding for professional training, travel)

    2011 LADA DIY 9 - On the Edge of the Land, of Practice and of Knowing (August September)

    2010 Lorraine O’Reilly Travel Fund (funding for research trips to South Africa, Iceland, Italy over 30 months)

    2010/11 Arts Council England GFTA - Orogeny  (funding for 18 months project)

    2009/11 Connaught Square Consultancy. (funding for 36 months project in Orogeny)

    2008/09 Artbase/ImpactArt/Laing.  (funded professional development over 24 months)

    2007/08 Arts Council England GFTA  (funding for 12 months professional development/mentoring project)

    2006 LADA Lore and Other Convergences. (Performance Lab with Janine Antoni, Melissa Martin (USA) +18)

    2006 Schumacher, Devon (August September)

    2005 Lauderdale Arts / Pride In the House Award

    2004 Derek Davies Prize 

    1995 - 2004, Various Individual Awards from South East Arts/ACE. (1995, 1997, 1998, 2003)




    2013 Belinda Holden, Artists Mentor and Consultant UK 

    2013 Alexandra Zeirle and Paul Carter (Zierle and Carter - Performance Artist Duo) UK

    2012-2013 Elaine Jaynes (Organisational Consultant, Coach, Curriculum Director CTI) USA 

    2012-2013 Okokon Udu PhD (Change Management Consultant, Coach, Author, Artist) USA 

    2010-2013 Prof Danny Rolph RCA (Artist with Poppy Sebire Gallery, London) UK 

    2011-2012 Jonathan Parsons (Artist and ARC coordinator Aspex Gallery Portsmouth) UK 

    2007 Liz Whithead. (Gallery Director Fabrica Brighton) UK 

    2006 - 2007 Simon Grennan (Artist and Makers Mentor for Empowering the Artist (ETA) UK 

    2006 Antony Gormley (Artist) UK 


    Selected Publications and Television 


    2012 The Best of 500 Ceramic Sculptures. Lark USA 

    2011 21st Century Ceramics, Lark, USA   /   2009 500 Ceramic Sculptures. Lark, USA

    2008 BBC2 Gardeners World UK (28th March Broadcast) 

    2007 a-n UK Periodical /  2004 Contemporary Gardens. Penelope Hill. Birkhauser Basel, Berlin, Boston

    2004 Garden Design. A Maynard. A de Verteuil. Conran Octopus UK

    2002 Jardins d’Aujourd’hui en Europe: Entre Art et Architecture P Hill Fonds Mercator

    2000 Soundscape Veronique Maria/Elisa Mira. Fifth Season Records UK (Released August) 

    2000 Gardens Illustrated Journal  /  1999 New Eden Magazine 


    Related Employment, Projects and Leadership Experience


    1996 - present day Workshop Leader, Coach/Mentor/Tutor/Facilitator for Creative Self Expression and Development. 

    2012 - 2013 Moving Practice - leading research, development, production, public events, workshops.

    2010 - 2012 Orogeny - leading design, research, development, production, exhibition, workshops, documentation.

    1997 - 2011 Associate lecturer Fine Arts BA(hons) at Chichester University.

    1995 – 2003 Restoration specialist at Alley Studios for The National Trust. Petworth House. 

    1994 – 2000 Creativity leader at Barlavington Retirement Home. Sussex 

    1994 - 1998 Course Tutor (3d) Foundation Diploma. Northbrook College, Worthing/ Horsham 

    1997 - 1998 Mound commission - leading on design, construction, and installation of site specific 40’ earth work

    1994 - 1996 Art tutor at Arundale Preparatory School, Pulborough, Sx.
    1992 - 1994 Visiting artist, Btec/Foundation Studies at Northbrook College, Durrington, Sx. 

    1975 - 1990 Freelance artist working in graphics, murals and design (interiors, garden and landscape). Sussex/London

    1975 - 1976 Transparency retoucher at JD Colour Studios Kensington London. 




    2012 - 2013 Professional Training in Leadership. (Barcelona, Spain) CTI The Coaches Institute, USA.

    2001 - 2003 MA Applied Psychosynthesis Psychology Applied to Fine Art Practice. Middlesex University.

    1995 - 1998 Professional Training in Creative Psychotherapy. Institute of Psychosynthesis London.

    1991 - 1994 BA (hons) Art and Design (Wood Metal Ceramics Plastics) Brighton University.

    1989 - 1990 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Northbrook College Worthing. 




    2003 Searching for home -The creative process of perceiving art as we journey towards Self. (MA thesis - Merit)

    1994 Searching for home -The craft object as a route to Self. (BA (hons) Thesis - First Class)