Veronica Michelle Barker-Barzel
Veronica Michelle Barker-Barzel is a painter and a printmaker. There is a strong connection and interplay between her paintings and her printmaking works. Her style is often reflective of the places that she has experienced and stimulated by her personal background. Her work can resonate with a bit of Eastern European folklore, Greek mythology occasionally fused with her own version of urban surrealism.
Veronica was born in Washington, DC, and grew up mostly in Europe and then spent her early 20’s in Japan. She was raised in an artistic household of painters, musicians, and historians. Her formal art training included a Post Baccalaureate program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Veronica had her first solo shows in Naples, Italy, in her early 20s. She has exhibited in Japan, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. And has been actively involved with the artist community in DC Washington metro area. She has curated and juried multiple themed shows. In 2016, Veronica joined the Printmakers Inc. studio in the Torpedo Factory. In 2017 she was juried into Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association and currently has a studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She is currently represented by the Loft Gallery of Occoquan and Gallery Underground.