Veronica Slater completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and received an MAFA in Fine Art from the University of Northumbria.
Her work is in private and public collections including The National Library of Scotland (modern collections). She has been in prominent UK touring shows ‘Along the Lines of Resistance’ and ‘The Borrowed lmage’. Slater has been presented internationally at institutions like The Judith Anderson Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand and The RHA Gallery in Dublin. Recent solo shows are CARAVAN, Scotland, Meidan Talo (Our House), Finland and the touring show INCH KENNETH with 6°WEST that was also part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2012.
Slater’s work has been featured in two major books entitled Dammed Fine Art and Outlooks published by Cassell and Routledge respectively. Exhibition reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, Art Monthly, Textual Practice and Studio International.
Artist’s Residences have included James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia, Vermont Studio Center, USA, KulttuuriKauppilla, Finland for which she received an individual Scottish Arts Council Award and INCH KENNETH, Scotland funded by Hi-Arts and Creative Scotland.
Veronica Slater has taught Fine Art at various colleges abroad and in the UK including a permanent post at The City Literary Institute in London. Slater also collaborated on ‘Spent’ a film documenting artists working towards the last exhibition at The Three Colts Gallery, in the east end of London.
Veronica Slater stayed and worked at SomoS in 2013, preparing work that was further developed and eventually shown in the exhibition Multiple Histories – Distant Horizons exhibition at Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire (Québec), Canada as part of her residency there. These over-painted photographs, presented as prints at Made In SomoS September 2014, explore the cultural dialogues between old and new worlds, and photography vs painting, using the colorful and macabre history of Stewart Hall as the key connection. Duchamp’s model “host – guest = ghost” provides a springboard to excavate poignant spectres that are ‘held’ in the interior fictions of ‘home’.