Biography

Veronika Szkudlarek received her Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in New York City and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal.

Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The New York Times art-critic Ken Johnson included Szkudlarek in the 2010 Brooklyn Symposium. Gary Michael Dault, art critic for The Globe and Mail  wrote in 2008 that “…artist Veronika Szkudlarek has already chalked up enough experiences to fuel a dozen careers in painting”. In 2012, her exhibition Lion Mouse was featured in The Toronto Star as a Must-See-Fall-Art Event and her recent solo exhibition Painted Hybrids opened in Warsaw as the top exhibition pick for the Night of Museums Cultural festival.

Her work has been short listed for the Canada Council of the Arts International Residency Grant to Berlin and she is the recipient of the Outstanding Merit Award from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

In the Spring of 2017, Szkudlarek will be a panelist at the FATE Biennale at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has been invited by Columbia University to present her research on the panel entitled “Session: Hands-on Making and Beyond: Balancing Tactile & Digital”.

Szkudlarek is a Professor of Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

She lives and works between New York City, Toronto and Jerusalem.