Virginia Verran
1961
Born Falmouth Cornwall
1979-80
Falmouth College of Art
1980-83
Winchester School of Art (BA)
1983-84
Chelsea School Of Art (MA)
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Solo Exhibitions:
1986
City Artists Gallery, London
1988
Paintings, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1990
New Work, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1993
New Paintings, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1995-6
New Paintings, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1997
New Paintings, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall (Public Gallery)
1999
Paintings 1990-1999 (retrospective), Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo Norway
2000
Paintings 1995-2000, Gallery Fine, London
Selected Group Exhibitions:
1984
Christies Inaugural Exhibition
1985
Opening Exhibition, City Artist’s Gallery, London
1986
Artists Working in Hackney, Hanson Noble Architects, London
1987
Art After Hours, Limelight Club, London
Celtic Vision , Newlyn Gallery Cornwall and Chapter Gallery Cardiff
Painting Dept Tutors Group Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art London
Nine British Artists Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1988
Celtic Vision, Dublin
1989
Six Artists in the Vaults, The Chapter House, London
1991
Group Show, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1992
Five Years: Works on Paper and an Exterior Sculpture, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1994
Gallery Artists, Paintings and Works on Paper, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
1996
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
In Transit, Contemporary British Art, Leidon, Holland and Osnabrook Germany
1997
John Moores, Liverpool, Exhibition 20, Walker Gallery, Liverpool.
1998
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
1999
Art 99, Design Centre, Islington, London
Hunting Group Exhibition : Royal College of Art, London
2000
Group Show, Gallery Fine, London
2001
‘Showcase’ Chelsea College of Art and Design at former Royal Army Medical College, London
British Abstract Art, Flowers East, London.
Group Show, Gallery Fine, London
2003
Hunting Group Art Prize Exhibition (2nd Prize Winner), Royal College of Art, London
2004
A21 International, Contemporary Art Space, Osaka, Japan. Gallery Hot. Osaka, Japan
2005
‘Short Stories About Painting’ Artspace Gallery, Islington, London
Curated by Jeffrey Dennis : Simon Callery, Merlin James, Louise Cattrell, Jeffrey Dennis, Tim Renshaw, Virginia Verran
2007
Virginia Verran and David Oates, Redchurch St Gallery, London

Art Auction in support of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Store St, London

2008

‘Same as it ever was’, group show of tutors and alumni from Chelsea College of Art and Design, curated by Clyde Hopkins : L. Institiute Davies St, Triangle Space, Chelsea, and Chelsea Space.

‘Timescapes” Group show. Blackpool Fine Arts Dept.
2009

A21 International, Harado No Mori Museum,Osaka.

Jerwood Drawing Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London and tour.
Awards:
1986
Jacob Mendelssohn Award
2010
1st Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010
Collections:
Arts Council of England
Israel Phoenix Assurance, Tel Aviv, Israel
Arthur Andersen Collection
Fitzwilliam Museum (loaned to Clare College)
LG Collection, London
Meyer Brown, London
Research:
2001/2
As an executor and custodian of the estate of Bruce Bernard oversaw the publishing of a book of the Bruce Bernard Collection: 100 Photographs: A Collection by Bruce Bernard. Edited by Mark Haworth-Booth. Published by Phaidon Press.

Liaised with Mark Haworth-Booth for 100 Photographs: A Collection by Bruce Bernard at the Victoria & Albert Museum Canon Gallery 2002-03

2002
Co-curator with South Bank Touring Exhibitions (Hayward Gallery) for the touring show of Bruce Bernard’s photographs: ‘Artists and their Studios’.

Co-curater with Philip Long at Museum Of Modern Art Edinburgh (Dean Gallery): Artists and Models: Photographs by Bruce Bernard. July to Sept. Also overseeing the hanging of I00 Photographs: A Collection by Bruce Bernard.

Teaching Experience:
Currently associate lecturer in Painting at: Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and University College, Falmouth. Also teaches at Slade School of Fine Art, London.
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