BIO

Veronika Podlasova is a public artist, creative collaborator and book binder. She is equally passionate about  the environment and art, and uses her work to draw poetic and visual connections between nature and culture.

Veronika was born in Czech Republic and attended the High School of Polygraphy in Olomouc. After finishing her studies she moved to England where she enrolled in a Humanities Access Course and, following on from this,  began her studies for a UAL Art & Design Diploma which lead  to work experience at the Makerie Studio in London. Since completing her Diploma in Fine arts she has helped organize workshops in the Czech Republic and in the UK.

Her works have sold in auctions she co-organized in the UK, often  in group exhibitions such as the Lewes Art Wave shows. After moving to New Zealand in 2017, she taught workshops for the New Brighton gallery and joined in public mural painting projects in Christchurch.  Inspired by the Art classes in a Maori school in Taupo, she illustrated a storybook based on Maori legend. In 2018 Veronika took part in Artists in Residency in Nic Moon Studio in Nelson, New Zealand where she worked on public art project and her own Antarctic research. Following on she became Artist in Residency in Gary Shinfield printing Studio in Blue Mountains, Australia. Over here, she applied her knowledge of dry point etching technique in the studio and also has taken up inspiration for her photography project about water pollution in Blue Mountains.