Véronique Devoldère, France
Véronique Devoldère is an artist based in Paris. She studied fine arts in the United States and did her MFA in Printmaking at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. Her artistic practice is drawing based, with projects that focus on the archive and forms of narratives, concerned with social issues related to women in particular. The actual gesture and physical drawing process trace different women experiences facing time through a sudden awareness of urgency, and praise their resilience and courage. Each drawing becomes a daily notation, or time fragment telling a person’s story in Chairs, series started in 2015. Working in situ, on site, and through collaborations she recently developed projects concerned with mental health issues, 2021 Chambres avec vue : in situ drawings for a residency program at EPS Barthélemy Durand - Hospital at Etampes & Cultural Center for the Arts; on edge/ à fleur(s) de peau : exhibition and conference at Pina Bausch Montgallet Center and artist book to be published in 2022; other projects : Re-Pair : drawing workshop and collaboration with Drawing Now for the Month of Drawing and Les Chambres d’ Aubervilliers 2021.
Véronique Devoldère exhibits in France, Germany and in England.
Her educational research, including the writing and creation of her different fine arts programs, is based on her years of experience teaching drawing, her personal artistic practice, residencies and collaborations. In 2011 she became the Chair of the Fine Arts department at Paris College of Art and in 2017 of the MA/MFA in Drawing.