“American Miscarriage” was finalized in June 2022 when Roe V Wade was overturned. This piece alludes to the disintegration and loss of women’s bodily autonomy as I tore apart various paintings of mine to make it. The triangular, symmetrical shape going in on itself can be viewed as a simple abstraction of the uterus as well as a torn apart flag.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Veronica Bruce Woodward is an interdisciplinary artist based in the north suburbs of Chicago. She received her BFA in Art Education in 2004 from the University of Illinois Champaign – Urbana. She taught high school art full time from 2004-2011. In 2011 she received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has been awarded artist residencies at Threewalls, Chicago, Bundanon Trust, in New South Wales, Australia, and Nida Art Colony in Lithuania. Woodward has exhibited her work in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, and the UK. From 2011-2019, Veronica has spent years teaching at some of the top institutions in Illinois such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools as well as taking years off to focus on her art practice and projects. Veronica moved to San Diego in the summer of 2019 where she had two solo exhibitions (Sparks Gallery and Encinitas City Hall) as well as having work included in a group exhibition in Encinitas. She recently moved back to Chicago-land in the summer of 2022 where she works in her home studio and is raising two young boys. Her work can be found at City Haus Interiors in Chicago.
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