Thursday, November 5, 2009

Veronica Lawlor

VERONICA LAWLOR’s romantically inclined reportage drawings have led her around the world, including a major reportage of Italy and portrait of Pope John Paul II. On this side of the Atlantic she has travelled across the United States drawing icons of America for Brooks Brothers 185th anniversary campaign and has completed reportage assignments for numerous clients including 3M Corporation and the Hyatt hotel chain. In 2002 she documented VaxGen’s quest to create an AIDS vaccine for the companies annual report. The only artist to draw, on the spot, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, her work is featured in the Newseum, the Washington DC museum of journalism; the drawings were also exhibited at the New York City Fire Museum. Veronica’s drawings and silk paintings on issues of world hunger were exhibited at the United Nations World Food Summit in Rome. Her fashion work includes advertising for Lord & Taylor and a series of hand printed “art-to-wear” garments. Ms. Lawlor’s work has appeared in numerous publications and her picture book, I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories of the Ellis Island Oral History Project (Viking) was honored by the National Council for Social Studies, and exhibited in Washington DC. She has also shown her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Puck Gallery, Gallery 1482, the Society of Illustrators, the Rx Club and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration.

Veronica Lawlor is currently on the faculty of Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, and conducts private reportage workshops worldwide. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design (BFA) and the New School (MA). Additionally Veronica studied with (and later had the honor of teaching with) the late David J. Passalacqua. More recently she is the co-founder of the Dalvero Academy. Veronica’s work for 3M was featured in an article by Lisa Cyr on reportage in theCommunication Arts 2007 Illustration Annual, and she was interviewed in an article about reportage written by Gabi Campanario in the World Association of Newspapers annual report 2009.

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