About Veronica Verkley
Veronica Verkley is a media artist and filmmaker who grew up in the wilds of southwestern Ontario and went on to develop a fulltime, wide-ranging artistic practice. She has since relocated to the Yukon, where she was a founding faculty member of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (Dawson City), and where she maintains her practice in a home-built, off-grid bush cabin.
From the mechanical to the ethereal, Verkley’s work spans between installation, stop-motion animation, and kinetic sculpture. Her work is focused on ideas of Animal, and with animals’ experiments in traversing the often-strange environments in which they find themselves. While using contemporary technologies, she often employs scavenged industrial and natural materials to explore the fragile beauty of the discarded and overlooked. Additionally, Verkley has collaborated and designed extensively for film and television as well as live performance (theatre, dance, opera, and burlesque), including animatronics, art direction, puppeteering, and animation.