Virginia VERRAN

Virginia VERRAN

Born in Falmouth, the artist completed foundation work at the Falmouth School of Art, before attending the Winchester School of Art (1980-3) and doing postgraduate work at the Chelsea School of Art. Her first solo exhibition was at the City Artists Gallery (1986) followed by four solo shows of her work at the Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London. In 1986 she received the Jacob Mendelssohn Award.

In 1987 her work was included in the Celtic Vision Travelling Exhibition at NAG, and in Cardiff (Chapter Gallery).

Verran is a part-time tutor in the Fine Art Course (BA Hons) at University College Falmouth. In 2010 she was the First Prize Winner in the Jerwood Drawing Prize for her drawing, Bolus-Space.


Painting, works on paper

works and access

2010: Jerwood Drawing Prize (First): Bolus: Space


1986: 'Artists Working in Hackney', Hanson Noble Architects

1987-8: Celtic Vision Exhibitions: Cornwall, Wales, Dublin, Ireland

1994: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'Whitechapel Open'

misc further info

Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery catalogue for exhibition 1995-96 in file.


Personal bibliography:

 'Nine British Artists' D Lee in Arts Review, Dec 1987

 Virginia Verran, New Work (1990) Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery catalogue

 at the edge the new paintings of Virginia Verran (1995) with an introduction by Mel Gooding

My Cornwall, (2010) Vol 2, Issue 3 Art News p52: Falmouth Tutor Wins Jerwood Drawing Prize (illus)