Verona Sorensen


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Verona Sorensen was born in Montreal to a Filipino nurse and a West Coast Nordic painter. Her earlier years were spent between the Eastern Townships and Mexico.

After successfully completing a BFA at Concordia University (with a specialization in Theatre Performance), Verona embarked on her painting career when she was invited to apprentice with the ‘Dormice’ art collective in Europe. After 2 years of training in Austria and in Italy, she moved to Ajijic, Mexico to study encaustic painting.

Verona Sorensen's extensive exhibition history includes solo shows at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, Artfirm Gallery in Calgary, Ajolote Arte Contemporain and Haus der Kunst in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has also had solo and duo shows at La Maison de la Culture Rosemont and at La Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, both in Montreal.

She featured in prominent international group shows at the Gallery Ernst Hilger and the Galerie Burgenlaendisches in Austria, the Pushkin Gallery in Massachusetts, the SJCS gallery in Washington, D.C. and at the Woolff Gallery in London, UK. In Canada, she participated in numerous collective exhibitions, most notably at the Hayden Beck Gallery in Whistler, and in Montreal at HollingerCollins Contemporary Fine Arts as well as at Gallery D’Este.

Her paintings were represented and displayed at the London Art Fair and at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair in the UK, by Woolf Gallery. In April 2015 she completed an artist residency in Assisi, Italy and in November 2015 attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency.

Verona’s works can be found in the major corporate collections of Loto-Quebec, Bankers Hall, Jameson Development Corp., Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltée (NCK Inc.), Nordstrom and in various private collections in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the United States.