Biography

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

The New York Times art-critic Ken Johnson included Szkudlarek in the 2010 Brooklyn Symposium for artists. 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 toronto.com and The Toronto Star as a Must-See-Fall-Art Event. In 2014 Szkudlarek solo exhibition “Painted Hybrids” was exhibited in Warsaw. The show featured her latest work merging digital and analogue technologies and techniques.

Recent 2017 exhibitions include “The Model’s Origin – Beyond the Core” at the Centre for Contemporary Practice in Kansas City and the CivicArtLab in New York City.

Her work has been exhibited in Canada, America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is included in many public and private collections. Her paintings were short-listed for the Canada Council of the Arts International Residency Grant in Berlin and she is the recipient of the Outstanding Merit Award from Pratt Institute.

She has lectured on her work and contemporary art practices in Toronto, New York, Kigali, Jerusalem, Kansas City, Warsaw, Cairo and Montreal to name a few. Szkudlarek lives and works between New York City and Toronto.

In November 2017, Szkudlarek will give an Artist Talk at Columbia University in NYC.

Veronika Szkudlarek was awarded the OCADU Faculty of Art Teaching Award in 2016/2017.