Reflecting on her original studies in the fields of Microbiology and Limnology (Freshwater Ecology), for the last two decades Vera Möller’s projects have focused on the marine environments of the Great Barrier Reef and the Victorian coast, Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.
Working across diverse mediums and formats, Möller’s practice revolves around slippages between real and imagined biospheres. In the construction of immersive installation environments and of bodies of work in painting, sculpture and photography, Möller constructs fictional hybrid zoological and botanical specimens and integrates these either into existing natural terrains or into imaginary biological scenarios.
After training as a biologist in Germany, Möller migrated to Australia in 1986. She later completed a BFA and an MFA at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, followed by a PhD at Monash University. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia, as well as in the USA, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Finland, France, Germany and the UK.
VERA MÖLLER SELECTED FOR THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY'S NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE
Vera Möller has been shortlisted for the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery's National Works on Paper Prize (NWOP).
The NWOP exhibition will be held at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 5 December 2020 until 21 February 2021.
To enquire about works, please contact the gallery.
Image: Vera Möller, memoriama, 2019 (detail)
VERA MÖLLER VIDEO INTERVIEW ON ART COLLECTOR
Vera Möller recently spoke to Art Collector's Louise Martin-Chew on Zoom about her work and the influence of 'entirely otherworldly and also incredibly beautiful and intricate' reef phases on her work, and the importance of paying attention to these natural phenomena.
The video of their conversation can be viewed online. Möller's solo exhibition, aquafleurelle, is on display at the gallery until 30 May 2020. View the exhibition online or contact the gallery to make a private appointment to view these works in person.
Image: Vera Möller, maramella, 2020
VERA MÖLLER AT SHELL COVE
Vera Möller is known for her colourful, coral-like forms of dreamt-up specimens that evoke the natural world.
Working with UAP Company, Frasers Property and Shellharbour City Council, Möller created a site-specific artwork for the new Shell Cove development in New South Wales.
Her series of sculptures, The Dragonettes, 2020, lead visitors into the heart of the town centre.
Her next solo exhibition will open at the gallery in May 2020. To request a preview, please contact the gallery.
Image:Vera Möller, The Dragonettes, 2020, installed at Shell Cove, NSW, courtesy of UAP
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