Veronica Bruce is a painter, sculptor, photographer and arts educator based in Chicago. Her sculptures, paintings, photographs and installations make use of everyday materials. They take on a construction zone feeling of labor, building, structure, intermixed with a spontaneous sense of arrangement and fragility. Bruce received her BFA from the University of Illinois in Urbana – Champaign in 2004 and completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2011. Solo exhibitions include Julius Caesar, Chicago in 2011 and the Hinsdale Public Library in 2012. Her work has been included in group shows at Robert Bills Contemporary, The Nevica Project, Park Schreck Gallery, and with curators Casa Duno in Chicago. She recently was awarded First Place of the ArtSlant Prize 2012. Artist residencies include threewalls Chicago in January 2012 and Bundanon Trust in New South Wales, Australia in March 2012. Veronica looks forward to traveling to Lithuania this upcoming May 2013 to participate in an artist residency at NIDA Art Colony in Nida, Lithuania. Her work was recently acquired by DePaul University for the Arts and Letters Hall.