About the Artist
Having grown up in Indiana, Veronica Hallock developed a strong sense of place that would later meld with her exposure to the landscapes and lifestyles that comprise Louisiana. After earning her BFA from Herron School of Art & Design at Indiana University in 2012, Hallock graduated with her MFA from Louisiana State University, where she was awarded the dean’s medal for her art.
Her body of work constructs a larger sense of identity, which is why so often there exist reoccurring figures drawn from myth and folklore imagery throughout her pieces. For Hallock, these take on larger metaphorical meaning related as they are to personal symbolism. From her drawings to her paintings to her prints, Hallock’s work evokes a sense of the macabre, drawing equally upon sexuality and violence to explore her connection to the world.
Her approach to her craft has drawn national and international attention. Hallock has exhibited at the 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial at Rutgers University, the Elevator Project's exhibition for the Gulf Coast Biennial, along with Foster Gallery in Baton Rouge and the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. In addition to her exhibitions, Hallock also has several publications. Her work has appeared in The Tulane Review, Writing About Art: A Collaboration Between New Delta Review and Prospect 3, and 500 Handmade Books Volume 2 (Lark Crafts, 2013). In 2016, her work will appear in the SGCI Conference in Portland.