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Brixton based artist Venetia Berry (b. 1993) paints the nude female figure through an abstracted lens, simplifying the form using pure line. She aims to reverse the male gaze, challenging the archetypical sexualised female nude.

Venetia Berry studied painting at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh (2012-2014) and at the Royal Drawing School, London on the Drawing Intensive Year (2015-2016).

Previous Exhibitions

2019 - Glamour Beauty Festival, Saatchi Gallery, London

2019 - Partnership Editions, ‘How She Looks’, Benk and Bo, London

2018 - ‘Stretch Marks’, Solo Exhibition at Noho Studios, London

2018 - Partnership Editions, ‘Modern Miniaturists’, Benk and Bo, London

2018 - Modern Society, London

2018  - The Alice Black Gallery, 'In The Manner of Smoke', London

2018 - The Elephant Family, Hauser and Wirth, London

2018 – ‘Art, Women and the Evolution’, Bloomsbury Hotel, London

2018 – Gordon Dadds, London

2018 – Bordier & Cie, London

2017 – ‘The Great Women Artists – Women on Instagram’, Mother, London

2017 – ‘Modern Bodies’, Solo Show, Alex Eagle Studio, London

2017 – ‘Further Away’, India Dickinson Gallery, London

2017 – ‘Walking Lines’, Solo Show, Alex Eagle Studio, London

2016 - ‘Transparent Platform’ L’Escargot, London

2014 - ‘Platform’ The Strand Gallery, London

2014 - Edinburgh Art and Sketching Club Annual Exhibition

2013 & 2014 - Leith School of Art Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh

2012 & 2013 - Leith School of Art Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

2010 - Windsor Festival, Ascot Racecourse


2014 First Prize at the EASC Art Competition

2014 Friends of Leith School of Art Award

2013 Outstanding Work Prize at Leith School of Art