Veronica West

Veronica West

Artist, Maker, Curator, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Teacher, Researcher

Concepts Veronica West's practice is wide-ranging using traditional as well as natural and found materials. She works in two and three dimensions in series which are cyclical, as well as in site-specific installations. Recurring themes are the passage of time and perpetual change,together with a constancy which persists. Remnants of human and animal presence: tracks, trails, the archaeology of human interaction with the land, marks of ritual, labour and agriculture, all figure particularly in the work located in Derbyshire. In other series the effects of phenomenological changes to a constant subject are recorded or equivalents are sought which hold the sense of impressions fleeting yet intense. Influences Lanyon, Hitchens, Rothko, Rosenquist, Newman, Louis; land artists & arte povera: Smithson, Pennone, Long, Rebekah Horn and Cornelia Parker. Career path Qualifications: 2013 PhD in Fine Art & Philosophy, Staffordshire University. 1989 MA Art Education, Birmingham Polytechnic, 1971 PGCE Manchester University, 1970 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, 1967 Foundation (Pre-Diploma) Manchester College of Art and Design. Teaching Experience: Sept.2010 - present Associate Lecturer, Fine Art, University of Derby, 1992- 2008- Full-time Senior Lecturer, Fine Art and Foundation Staffordshire University, and 1998 - 2008 Course leader, Introductory Studies Programme, School of Art and Design, Staffordshire University 1979 - 87 Part-time Lecturer in Drawing and Perception, College of Art and Design, Derbyshire College of Higher Education 1986 - 92 Part-time Lecturer in Foundation, Staffordshire University 1984/86 Part-time Lecturer in Psychology of Perception, Loughborough, 1984 - 92 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art, Painting, Staffordshire University. Areas of work: Higher Education, Exhibiting, Lecturing, Curating, Practice-based research,  Private commissions, Public art Visual arts consultancy, Workshops. Collections: Private collections, Nottingham Trent University, Paintings for Hospitals. read full statement

Location Derby, East Midlands
Activities Early years education, Higher education, Practice-based research, Workshops, Curating, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking