Veronica Kent is a Melbourne-based artist who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her practice incorporates painting, installation, digital imaging, and performance. A recurring theme across her work is the visual representation of invisible forces such as telepathy, love, and wonder, and her practice incorporates wide research and investigation into myriad periods of art history and visual culture. Kent is also one half of The Telepathy Project, an ongoing collaboration with Sean Peoples exploring telepathy as both metaphor and method. Their work has been exhibited and performed in Australia, India, France, Spain, Germany and the USA.
Recent group exhibitions include Dreaming the Arabian Sea, ((en)counters Festival, Mumbai, India 2013) Speech Objects, (Musée de l'Objet, Blois, France 2011); Telepathy and Love: The Spanish Apartment (OZCO Barcelona Studio, Spain and West Space, Melbourne 2011); Material Conversion (Grimmuseum, Berlin 2011) and TableLampChairBigPainting (Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne 2010); Recent solo presentations of her work include Fold Me, (Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne 2012), Funny Face (Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane 2012) and Headhunters (Fehily Temporary, Melbourne 2010).
Kent has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including the Australia Council for the Arts 2011 Barcelona Residency and ArtStart grants, 2011 Melbourne University travelling scholarships to research at the Freud Museums in London and Vienna, the Dowd Foundation travelling scholarship in Athens, The Australian Post Graduate Award and Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne Presentation grants. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, the United States and Europe.