Veronika Peat was born in Moscow, growing up in the writers’ colony, Peredelkino. She has a multidisciplinary background - having previously studied literature, film, painting and media arts.

Her practice encompasses digital, drawn and painted media, but rooted in observational drawing. She works in response to places and literary sources, from personal and cultural memory. The processes of reimagining and reinterpreting are central in her approach.

Her work explores themes and imagery from Russian literature, history, landscapes and folklore, and applies these to wider concerns of contemporary experience and culture. Her recent paintings have addressed motifs from Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, founding historical myths, and the dysfunctional form of masculinity in the current Russian context, as well as the universal themes of family, childhood, displacement and exile.

She is a recent graduate from The Drawing Year postgraduate program (2018) at the Royal Drawing School, London. Her work was awarded The Chairman’s Prize and shown at Christies for The Best of the Drawing Year 2018.

She is currently a fellow at the Digswell Arts Trust.

Her work is in the Royal Collection, HRH Prince of Wales, London and also Michael Moritz Private Collection, Italy.

Veronika teaches fine art and digital media arts at the University of Hertfordshire and University of Westminster.

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