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Veronica Green (born 1984, Wellington, New Zealand) is a painter of Italian and Polish descent, currently living in Venice Italy. Green is recognised for her triple scene paintings that explore the characteristics that determine our personal and social identity. Green questions stereotypes and conventions while exploring attributes such as gender, sexuality, race, nationality and heritage.

​Green studied at Massey University, Wellington and graduated in 2006 with a BFA(HONS). Since graduating Green has exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows as well as national and international art fairs.

In 2008 Green received an artist at Spiazzi Gallery, Venice and was subsequently represented by Melori and Rosenburg Art Gallery, Venice. During this time Green explored themes around religion, symbolism and mythology inspired by her culturally rich heritage.

From 2009-2012, Green was represented exclusively by Movimento Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, exhibiting in nation solo exhibitions and group shows as well as major art fairs including MiArt and ArtVerona. During this time, Green began exploring new subject matter.

It was at this point in her career that Green commenced experimentations with phosphorescent paint combined with a investigation of the notion of duality manifested in her signature double scene paintings, and culminating in the solo exhibition, L'Era delle Stelle,' at Ego Gallery, Lugano in 2013. This was the firs time Green exhibited her phosphorescent paintings under Ultraviolet light and defined a first and second scene.

In 2015 Green held an Artist in Residence at 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, with her exhibition "The Light is my Shadow." In 2016 Green joined the stable of Van Rensburg Galleries, undertaking solo and group exhibitions in New York and Hong Kong, alongside a variety of international art fairs. Since then, Green has honed and develop her use of humour and positivity to explore the conflict within the freedom and identity of the "inner child." 2020 saw Green's practice evolve further with the exploration of a complex triple scene painting technique initiated during her Artist in Residence at the Chateau d'Orquevaux, France. 

In 2022 Green presented her triple scene paintings at her exhibition entitled "10 Minute Windows," during the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale at Biennale Spaces. This defining exhibition tied in not only light and the absence of but examined a combination of themes including the Anthropocene Epoch, the PAC model and the pandemic. Green, one of the many female artist exhibiting in 2022 addresses the Venice Biennale theme "The Milk of Dreams," with a message of hope and positive change.

​In 2023 Green presents at Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (Mudac), Lausanne in the group exhibition ' Space is the Place.' that focuses on the complex relationship between the cosmos and our planet.

​In 2024 exhibits at Palazzo degli Prigioni with her exhibition  ' Small Acts of Kindness that provokes an awareness into our own actions and accountability.

​Green's exhibition 'From Where I stand' during the 60th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale leads us into an exploration to our identity and the influence on our environment.


Artist Statement

I make art as a means of maintaing and nuturing my own personal well being. The meditative act of painting allows a temporary escape from reality, thereby igniting introspective congnitive though proccesses, an inner reflection if you will. Revelling in an inimitable silence that allows me to feel like I am completely myself without the burden or weight of self-doubt. It is an opportunity for the subconscious to speak uncensored and without interruption - no bad ideas, no right or wrong, but, a safe haven where mistakes do not exist. It is through this process that I am able to respond honsetly and intuitively to other aspects of my life. Throughout my career have informed my work, travel, difference, the new. Naturally, I have also been inspired by many artists and certain aspects of their artwork, drawing inspiration from the variety of techniques and materials used - the overall effect of which has helped me to grow as an artist. The work "Faust by Anna Inhof created for the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2017 deeply resonated with me and increased my awareness of the social engagement needed to create a great work of art. I also remain intrigues by the work of James Turrel, Marina Abramovic as well as children's books. Over the years, there have been major developments in my work, the most significant being from 2008 where architectural dream-like landscapes saw the introduction of figurative elements and the prominence of collage in 2009. 2012 is when I began experimenting with phosphorescent paint and subsequently incorporation it into my practice as a staple medium. In 2013 the double scene was formall introduced in 2020 black paintings and the 'Limitless series' saw the thrid scene of my works become central. Perhaps not suprisingly, each of these periods marked tumultuous events in my private life. I would say that, ultimately, my practice reveals my general attitude to life,take what is thrown at you with a sense of romance, humour and levity. I believe that art serves multiple purposes but the most important shouls be that of creating an irreversible, postive impression on the viewer. I would like my audience to walk away with a feeling of wonder and nostaligia, awakening their inner child. I invite my observers to take a dip into the world I have created and, if nothing else, to experience a humorous and inspirational monet that reminds us we are doing great outside of the confines of the canvas.


Selected Shows

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2024 - From Where I Stand, Venice Art Projects, Venice Italy, 60th International Venice Biennale of Art 2024 - Small Acts of Kindness, Palazzo degli Prigioni, Venice Italy 2023-2024 - Brighten Dark Spaces, Biennale Services, Venice Italy 2022 - 10 Minutes Windows, Biennale Spaces, Venice Italy 59th International Venice Biennale of Art 2019 - Invisibile Boundaries, Van Rensburg Galleries, New York, USA 2018 - My Window, Your View, Van Rensburg Galleries, New York, USA 2018 - Whimiscal Pockets, Van Rensburg Galleries, New York, USA 2017 - Beyond the Brick Wall, Van Rensburg Galleries, Hong Kong 2016 - Golden Worlds, Cospace Gallery, Shanghai, China 2016-15 - White Cloud, Golden Horizon,  Black Asterisks, Auckland, New Zealand 2015 - The Light of My Shadow, Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand 2014 - Light, Land-Scape, Venice in a Bottle, Venice, Italy 2013 - L'era Delle Stelle, Ego Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland Building Invisible Bridges, Caos Gallery, Venice, Italy 2011- Somewhere Under the Rainbow, Movimento Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy 2009- Atlantis, Melori and Rosenburg Art Gallery, Venice, Italy 2009 - Forbidden Cities, Movimento Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2009 - The Temptress, Movimento Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Milan, Italy 2008 - Once Upon a Time, Melori and Rosenberg Art Gallery, Venice, Italy 2008 Colombi, Santi o Peccatori? Spiazzi Galleria, Venice, Italy 2008 - Inside Me I Soar, Gallery il Serraglio, Florence, Italy 2008 - Drift with Me, Expressions Gallery, Upperhutt, New Zealand SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2023- 2024 - 'Space is the Place,' Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland MIART - 2010, 2011, 2012 ArtVerona - 2010, 2011, 2012 ARTIST RESIDENCY 2020 - Chateux Orquaveux, Orquaveux, France - Awarded AiR Grant 2015 - 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand 2008 - Spiazzi Gallery. Venice, Italy

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