Biography

 

Montreal-based artist, 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 completing her Bachelor in Fine Arts, she was invited to apprentice with the ‘Dormice’ art collective in Austria and Italy. Her technical approach of blending wax, sand and oil into her paintings matured in Mexico, where she studied encaustic painting. Sorensen currently lives and works in Montreal.

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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.

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Mapping the Mystery with Measurement, Duc de Lorraine, Montréal, QC

Urban Nomad; Door to Door, Nomad Nation, Montréal, QC

Pink, Punch Love, Galerie Eliile, Toronto, ON

Absence et Presénce, Maison de la Culture, Plateau-Mont-Royal (Duo Show), Montreal, QC

Remains of a Drunken Ship, Le Méridien Versailles, Montréal, QC

Remains of a Drunken Ship, Maison de la Culture, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montréal, QC

Quiet Fire, Artfirm, Calgary, AB

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Elements, Artfirm, Calgary, AB                          

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Haus der Kunst Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

Entrees, Prato, Montreal, QC                          

Entradas, Galleria Ajolote Art Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

Aentro / Afuera, Guadalajara, Mexico 

Arterial Gallery, Toronto, ON

McBride Contemporain, Salon de Refusés, Montréal, QC

The Soulfood Montréal,  'Pop-Up' Les 7 Doigts, Montréal, QC 

Act From Your Art Project, ‘Pop-Up’ Gallery 5364 St. Laurent, Montréal, QC    

The Soulfood Toronto, ‘Pop-Up’ Gallery Founded By Garcia, Toronto, ON

International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2015, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy 

Abstraction, Woolff Gallery, London, England                         

Montréal: Vues de la ville / Views of the City, Galerie Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montréal, QC 

Concurrent, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC                         

Exposition en milieu de travail / Exhibition in the Workplace, LONGBOW, Montréal, QC

A Seasonabe Salon, Artfirm, Calgary, AB                         

Hayden Beck Gallery, Whistler, BC

Nomade, La Collection Loto-Québec en Mouvement', Espace Creation Loto-Quebec, QC

Artfirm, Calgary, AB

Haus der Kunst Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC                         

Galerie D’Este, Montréal, QC 

A Seasonable Salon, Artfirm, Calgary, AB                          

Galerie D’Este Presents Its Artists, Galerie D’Este, Montréal, QC                          

Art View 2006, SJCS, Washington, DC, USA                         

Quebec Connection, Artfirm, Calgary                          

Powder, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC 

Defrost II, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

The Pushkin Gallery, Massachusetts, USA                         

Juice, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC                         

Hollinger Collins Contemporary Fine Art, Montréal, QC 

Annual Juried Exhibition, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Sale and Rentals, Montréal, QC 

Society of the Arts 20th Juried Exhibition, Ajijic Historical Train Station, Mexico

Sandra Goldie Gallery, Montreal, QC                         

Annual Juried Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Sale and Rentals, QC 

Sandra Goldie Gallery, Montreal, QC

Annual Juried Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Sale and Rental, QC   

Fall Exhibition, Sandra Goldie Gallery, Montreal, QC                  

Hilton Hotel, Guadalajara, Mexico​ 

(Dormice) Spiele, Galerie Burgenlaendisches, Landesmuseum, Eisenstadt, Austria     

(Dormice) Art Game, Gallery Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria   

 

 

 

Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London, UK, with Woolff Gallery                       

London Art Fair, London, UK, with Woolff Gallery                         

Love Art Fair, Toronto, ON, with Galarie Beaux-arts des Amérique 

 

 

 

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA (October-November)                         

Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy (March-April)

 

 

 

The Science of Well-being, Yale University 

Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Concordia University, Montréal

Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Concordia University, Montréal 

Masterclasses Festival Acces Asie, Montréal 

Streams of Consciousness – A series in literature, music and visual arts with Professor Norman Cornett, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, QC 

Body and Soul - A music and visual arts series with Professor Norman Cornett, Montreal 

Sculpting Course, Jean-Louis Emond, Montréal 

Sculpting Course, Jean-Louis Emond, Montréal 

Encaustic Painting Course, Enriquez Galleria, Mexico

Apprenticeship with the Dormice Art Group, Italy

Apprenticeship with the Dormice Art Group, Austria

BFA, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

DEC, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC 

 

 

 

Catalog 2015, Assisi International Exhibition, Assisi, Italy 

MONTRÉAL – Vues de la Ville / Views of the City, Galerie Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Mtl. 

Abstraction, Woolff Gallery, London, UK 

Absence and Presence, essay by Leo Rosshandler           

Collection Loto-Quebec 30 ans (arts visuals contemporains), Montréal 

Remains of a Drunken Ship, essays by Professor Norman Cornett and Edouard Lachapelle

Finlay, Kathleen, "Artist Stories", The Soulfood (Oct. 9)  (www.thesoulfood.ca/verona-sorensen)

Vie Des Arts, "A New Creative Initiative Looks at Art in the Workplace" ( March 29) 

Art en Soi – "Act From Your Art - Verona Sorensen" (Dec. 11) 

(filantrop1111.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/act-from-your-art/)

Westmount Mag Article (www.westmountmag.ca/local-artists/)

Parcours (April 11) (www.revue-parcours.com/temoins-de-leurs-temps/)

Wall Street International, “Abstract - Woolff Gallery", Art Section (March 4)

(www.wsimag.com/art/7653-abstract)

Art Rabbit, "Abstract : 7 Mar 2014 – 22 Mar 2014" (www.artrabbit.com/events/abstract-1)

Campbell, Sandy, "The  London Art Fair" (February 4)

(https://sandycampbell1108992.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-london-art-fair/)

Campbell, Sandy, "Exhibition Visit: Abstract, Woolff Gallery" (April 4)

(sandycampbell1108992.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/exhibition-visit-abstract-woolff-gallery/)

Festival Accès Asie, "Entrevue avec Verona Sorensen and Kakim Goh, qui présenteront le vernissage de leur exposition "Absence et Présence" le vendredi 3 mai 2013 à la maison de la culture du plateau Mont-Royal dans le cadre du Festival Accès Asie" (April 25) (https://bit.ly/2VXdUro)

Toben, Byron, “Awesome Art”, Rover Art Review, Montréal  (May 9) 

Loverseed, Helga, “Plateau Studio has enough room for art and life”, The Gazette, Montréal (Aug 3) 

Lafortune, Wes, “Multi-Taskers”, Avenue Magazine  (Feb 27)     

Romo, Victor E. Wario “Recuerdos y horizontes en luz y sombra” El Informador  (Feb. 2)       

Alejandro, Alvarado “Abstraen al Haus”, Ocho Columnas  (Feb. 2)     

Saenz, Karla Banuelos “La abstraccion flota en la Haus der Kunst”, Publico (Feb. 2)

Uribe, Charlie “Todo Queda en Abstracto”, Publico  (Feb. 2)

Guimond, Nathalie “Contagieuse Passion”, Vie des Art (#198) 

Administrator “2nd Annual Rhythms of the World Festival, Montreal” (Gallery Week) (May 24)​

Barry, Martin C. “Hollinger-Collins opening attracts eclectic crowd of art lovers”, The Westmount Examiner  (Nov. 24) 

Ramirez, Javier “Tres formas de concebir la pintura”, Mural  (June 24)

Barbosa, Brisa “Arte para descifrar”, Ocio (June 24)

Robles, Vanesa “Huellas, garabatos e intuiciones, en las paredas de Haus Der Kunst”, Publico  (June 6) 

Hugues, Francisco Arizu “El arte es un reflejo”, ElInformador (June 6)

Gonzalez, Enrique “Inauguran exposicion electica”, Mural (June 6) 

Paul, Cindy Lou “Around Town”, Ojo del Lago (May)

Chaussee, Jeanne “Art historic train station shine in local artists' show”,Guadalajara Reporter (March14)

Suarez, Gabriel “Lo que guardan las puertas” , Ocio Publico (June 14)

Valrela-Rico, Carlos “La abstraccion viajera de Verona Sorensen” , Ocho Columnas (April 28)

Chaussee, Jeanne “Visiting artist from Montreal snags bonus show at city’s Caf-Eco”; Guadalajara Reporter (June 1) 

 

 

 

Jameson Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC 

Joint collaboration with David Sorensen, 1% Art integration to architecture commission, Hotel Dieu Mural, Sherbrooke, QC 

 

 

 

General Public

Hardware Restoration

Nordstrom
Loto-Quebec
Bankers Hall
Jameson Development Corp.
Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltée (NCK Inc.)

Private Collections in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the United States

Group Exhibitions

Art Fairs

Commissions (Selected)

Collections 

Art Residencies

Education

Articles

Catalogues

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