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.
'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)