Venetia Berry (b. 1993) lives and works in London. She trained in Florence at the Charles H. Cecil School, 2012 and the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh from 2012-2014; concluding her studies at the Royal Drawing School, London in 2017.
An accomplished oil painter, she has a particular interest in the female nude which she articulates through a process of lyrical abstraction. Transforming her subjects via a language of languid fluidity, her forms appear to rise and fall in space, or as she says, ‘to drift across the page or canvas like apparitions or ethereal beings’. The intertwining of faces, shoulders, arms, calves and buttocks define Berry’s sensitivity to line and asymmetrical composition and find multiple synergies with the same flow found in nature.
Notable exhibitions include: ‘Art, Women and the Evolution; Bloomsbury’, London (2018); ‘The Great Women Artists’, Katy Hessel, curates at Mother London, London (2017); ‘Modern Bodies’, Alex Eagle Studio, London, (2017); ‘Further Away’, India Dickinson Gallery, London (2017); ‘Transparent Platform’, L’Escargot, London (2016).