Born 1955 in Bremen, Germany. Arrived Australia 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University, Melbourne)
Master of Fine Arts (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University)
Postgraduate Diploma (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University)
Microbiology Studies (Technische Universität München) Theology Studies (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Biology Studies (Universität Würzburg and Technische Universität München)
'liquilumber', Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
'pearlbush', Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
'solopinks and monoeyes: Fictional Hybrids', Simon Cooper Gallery, Christ Chirch University Gallery, Canterbury, UK
'out there', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
'darkrooming', Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle
'nocturnalians and shadow eaters', Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
'nethergreens.' Philip Bacon Galleries. Brisbane. 'neomorphics (Neugemüse)'. Latrobe University Museum of Art. Melbourne
'darkrooming'. Monash University Faculty Gallery. Melbourne. 'prototopia'. Tim Olsen Gallery. Sydney.
'the softmachines'. Philip Bacon Galleries. Brisbane.
'the softmachines'. Sutton Gallery. Melbourne.
'parallilli'. Sutton Gallery. Melbourne. 'pseudolonia'. Jardin des Plantes. Paris.
'labland'. Centre for Contemporary Photography. Melbourne. 'bush bush no.5'. Sherman Galleries. Artbox. Sydney.
'bush bush'. First Floor. Melbourne.
'neo bush'. Ben Grady Gallery. Canberra. 'neo bush'. Span Galleries. Melbourne. 'digit park'. Westspace. Melbourne.
'the jungle out there'. smith + stoneley. Brisbane. 'birdhouse'. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne. 'rotkäppchen'. smith + stoneley. Brisbane. 'Via Satellite' project.
'on the road'. Street Project. Scheunenviertel. Berlin. Germany. 'on the road'. Street Project. Broadway. New York. USA. 'the jungle out there'. Temple. Melbourne.
'tiger'. International House of Japan. Tokyo. 'on the road'. Street Project. Roppongi Nightclub District. Tokyo. Japan.
'my wild life'. 200 Gertrude Street. Studio 12. Melbourne. 'details from my wild life'. Linden. Melbourne.
'rip'. Shop project. Southgate Complex. Melbourne.
/94 'cut 1-4' and 'cut 5-8'. The Malthouse Theatre Foyer. Melbourne 'strapped and cut'. ether ohnetitel. Melbourne.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS /PERFORMANCES/ PROJECTS
'The Ecologies Project'. Monash University Museum of Art. Melbourne.
'Bal Tashchit: Thou Shalt Not Destroy'. The environment in Biblical and Rabbinic Sources. Curated by Ashley Crawford and Melissa Amore. The Jewish Museum of Australia. Melbourne.
'Snap Freeze'. Curated by Jenna Blyth. TarraWarra Museum of Art. Healesville.
'Into Abstract'. Curated by Ingrid Hoffmann and Katherine von Witt, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Hawkesbury.
'Curious Forms'. La Trobe University Art Museum. Melbourne.
'Before the body-matter'. Curated by Geraldine Barlow. Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.
'Army Brats'. Curated by Catherine Bell. The Shrine of Remembrance. Melbourne.
'Tidal 06'. City of Devonport Art Award. Devonport Regional Gallery. Devonport.
'Imagine the creativity shaping our culture'. Curated by Zara Stanhope. Heide Museum of Modern Art. Melbourne.
'Papermoon'. Curated by Dr. Ellie Ray. Devonport Regional Gallery. Touring TAS, VIC, NSW and QLD.
'Recent Acquisitions - City of Port Phillip'. Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
'Imaging the Apple'. Curated by Dr. John R. Neeson. Touring TAS, VIC, NSW and QLD.
'The Spirit of Football'. Curated by Jason Smith. National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne.
'Echo'. Tarrawarra Museum of Art. Tarrawarra. 'Imaging the Apple'. Curated by Dr. John R. Neeson.
Touring: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat. Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell. RMIT Project Space, Melbourne.
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong.
'Material Witness'. The 15th Tamworth Textile Fibre Biennial. Curated by Robyn Daw.
Touring: John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Royal Park, Launceston,Tasmania.
'Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award'. National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne.
'A Modelled World'. Curated by Robert Lindsay. McClelland Gallery. Langwarrin.
'Robert Jacks Drawing Prize'. Bendigo Art Gallery.
'North'. Bundoora Homestead. Latrobe University. Melbourne.
'Stonnington Sculpture Prize Exhibition'. (Winner). Melbourne.
'Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award'. Werribee Park. Werribee.
'Hybrid Objects'. Melbourne Museum. Science and Life Gallery. Melbourne.
'Material Witness'. The 15th Tamworth Textile Fibre Biennial. Curated by Robyn Daw. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. QUT Cultural Precinct, Art Museum. Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery. Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery.
'Good Vibrations'. Curated by Zara Stanhope. Heide Museum of Modern Art. Melbourne.
'Crossing'. Curated by Peter Westwood. University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. Finland.
'Hybrid Objects'. Australian Embassy. Tokyo.
'Tamworth Textile Fibre Biennial'. Curated by Robyn Daw. Tamworth.
'John Leslie Art Prize'Art refers to the Environment. (Winner). Gippsland Art Gallery. Sale.
'National Works on Paper'. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
'Noxious Laughing Gas'. Curated by Merrin Eirth. VCA Gallery. Melbourne.
'Stitching'. Curated by Rachel Young. Projectspace. RMIT. Melbourne.
'utopic procedures'. Westspace. Melbourne.
'something for the ladies...'. Penthouse & Pavement. Melbourne.
'spacecraft 0701'. Curated by Suzie Attiwill. Monash Museum of Art. Melbourne.
'low down'. Recent Acquisitions. Monash Miseum of Art. Melbourne.
'the formguide'. Curated by Vera Moller. RMIT Project Space. Melbourne.
'The Retrieved Object'. Curated by Elizabeth Gower. Linden. Melbourne.
'National Works on Paper'. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
'Material & Beyond'. Touring project curated by the Frock Initiative, Brisbane. Queensland, Western Australia and New Zealand (1999-2002).
'natural disasters/disasters unnatural'. Curated by Jenepher Duncan and Zara Stanhope. Monash University Gallery. Melbourne.
'Bill Posters Will Not Be Prosecuted'. Federation Square Hoardings Project. Curated and administered by ACCA, CCP and 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne.
'Geelong Contemporary Painting Prize'. Geelong Art Gallery. Geelong.
'emblematic'. Curated by Amelia Gundelach. smith + stoneley. Brisbane.
'Extraordinary'. Curated by Amelia Gundelach. smith + stoneley. Brisbane.
'little black number'. 1st Floor. Melbourne.
'Wannabe'. Curated by Charlotte Day. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne.
'Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Finalist Exhibition'. (Fellow). VCA. Melbourne.
'natural selection'. Curated by Linda Michael. Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Australian Perspecta 1997: 'between art & nature'. Sydney.
'ANZ Fellowship'. Highly commended. ANZ Headquarters. Melbourne.
'Alluring'. Curated by Natalie King. Projectspace. RMIT. Melbourne.
'Display'. Curated by Kate Shaw. Platform 2. Melbourne .
'Dermartology'. Curated by Stephen O'Connell. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne.
'Shapeshift'. Curated by Claire Doherty. ACCA. Melbourne.
'1035 Kilograms'. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne.
'Decadence'. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne.
GRANTS/ AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS/RESIDENCIES
Stourvalley Arts, Kent Residency and Stipend. Arts Victoria, in conjunction with Heide MOMA.
Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal. Monash University, Melbourne.
Australian Postgraduate Award. Monash University, Melbourne.
Stonnington Sculpture Prize. Melbourne. Research Grant. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
Paris Studio Residency and Stipend. Australia Council Grant. Development Grant. Arts Victoria.
John Leslie Art Prize. Art refers to the Environment. Gippsland Art Gallery. Sale.
Bundanon Residency. Shoalhaven, New South Wales.
Cranlana Programme Participant. The Myer Foundation. Melbourne.
Australia Council Grant (Project 'Utopic Procedures').
Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship. (Japan, Germany, USA) Australia Council Grant. (Touring project 'the jungle out there').
Sir Ian Potter Foundation Award. Victorian College of the Arts.
City of Prahran. Acquisitive Award. Victorian College of the Arts.
National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne.
Australian National Museum. Canberra.
Monash University Collection. Melbourne.
Latrobe University Collection. Melbourne.
Macquarie Bank. Melbourne.
BHP Billiton. Melbourne.
Victorian College of the Arts.
University of Melbourne. Melbourne.
City of Port Phillip. Melbourne.
Private Collections in Germany, Australia, Japan, England, USA.
/01 Lecturer. Dept. of Drawing. Victorian College of the Arts. University of Melbourne.
Lecturer. Faculty of Art and Culture. Dept of Visual Art and Display. RMIT. Melbourne.
Tutor and Lecturer (History and Theory of Design). Dept. of Interior Design. Faculty for the Constructed Environment. RMIT. Melbourne.
Lecturer. Multimedia Center. City Campus Melbourne. Victoria University.
Caroline Baum, 'Artists have designs on jazzing up CD's', The Sunday Herald, Melbourne. 1.10.1989.
Anne Marsh, 'Focus on Show', The Herald Sun, Melbourne. 4.10.94.
'Decadence'. 10 Years of 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne. 1995.
Natalie King, 'Alluring'. Catalogue. Projectspace, RMIT. Melbourne. 1996.
Stephen O?Connell, 'Dermartology'. Catalogue. 200 Gertrude Street. Melbourne. 1996.
Claire Doherty, 'Shapeshift'. Catalogue. ACCA. Melbourne. 1996.
Charlotte Day, 'Wannabe'. Catalogue. Melbourne. 1997.
Benjamin Haslem, 'Sculptor's prize bloomers just the ticket.' The Australian. Melbourne. 16.4.97.
Alison Barkley, Vera's Prized Ego. The Herald Sun. Melbourne. 2.5.97.
Ross Bowden, 'Plagiarism in the Pacific', The Age. Melbourne. 26.7.97.
Linda Michael, 'natural selection', in Australian Perspecta: between art & nature, catalogue. Sydney. 1997.
Joanna Mendelssohn, 'Creativity as a matter of Perspecta', The Australian. Sydney. 8.8.1997.
John McDonald, 'Sowing the Seed of a New Vision', Sydney Morning Herald. 23.8.1997.
Andrew McNamara, 'Filling the Void', Realtime 20, September 1997.
Melissa Chiu, 'Ordered Environments', Broadsheet Vol. 26, No.4, Adelaide. Summer 97/98.
Paul McGillick, 'Packaging the Theme', Art and Australia, Vol. 35 No. 3, 1998.
Jeff Gibson, 'Australian Perspecta 1997', Art & Text, No.59 , November 1997-January 1998.
Justin Clemens, 'the jungle out there - where is Tarzan', in the jungle out there, catalogue. Melbourne. February 1999.
Robert Rooney, 'Calm tribute to a topsy-turvy world', The Australian. Melbourne. 25.6.1999.
Ihor Holubizky, 'Vera Moller. the jungle out there', Art & Text No.66. August- October 1999.
Suzie Attiwill, 'birdhouse'.Catalogue, 200 Gertrude Street. September 1999.
Robyn Daw, 'An Aberrant Urge', eyeline, no.40, Spring 1999.
Peter Timms, 'Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, The Age, 9.9.1999.
Robert Nelson, 'Art of Bafflement and Meaning', The Age, 16.9.1999.
Peter King, 'Editorial', Transition, No. 62/63 2000 RMIT School of Architecture, Melbourne. 1.5. 2000.
Robert Nelson, 'Review'. The Age . 3.5.2000
Robert Nelson, 'Revealed: Mother Nature's Vulgar Past'. The Age. 6.9.2000.
Sasha Grishin, 'Curious, refined hybrids of nature'. Canberra Times. 17.10.2000.
Suzie Attiwill, 'Congrescences', LIKE, No.13. Summer 2000.
Juliana Engberg, low -down. recent acquisitions, Monash University Collection. Cat., Monash University Museum of Art, March 2001.
Robert Nelson, 'Volume and Space', The Age, 7.3.2001
Robert Nelson, 'Spacecraft', The Age, 4.8.2001
Colin Shingleton, "The Midwich Cuckoos", Art Monthly No.143. September 2001
Patrick McCaughey, 'Gallery Notes', Australian Book Review No.234 September 2001.
Robert Nelson, 'Fashion sasheys into visual arts' , The Age, 19.3.2002.
Natasha Bullock, 'Artlab'. Catalogue. CCP. Melbourne, 2002.
Ted Gott, National Works on Paper. Catalogue. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2002.
Julie Copeland, Meet the Maker, ABC Radio National, 15.9.2002 (audio on demand: www.abc.net.au)
Megan Backhouse, 'Editorial', The Age. 15.July 2002.
Megan Backhouse, 'Our Pick: labland', The Age - Citysearch Profile online , June/July 2002.
Tristian Keonig, 'labland', Eyeline # 49, Brisbane, Spring 2002.
Ross Mcleod and Veronica Saunders, 'Hybid Objects', (Inside), Melbourne, November 2002.
Zara Stanhope, 'Good Vibrations'.Catalogue. Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2002.
'The Office of Utopic Procedures'. Introductory texts by Brett Jones, Bernhard Sachs, Sean Loughrey and Tom Nicholson. WestSpace Publications, Melbourne 2002.
Robert Nelson, 'Good vibrations to test the retina', The Age, 16.11.2002.
Max Delaney, 'Skeletons in the closet: from the monumental to the model - sculpture in the collection', in Monash University Collection
Four decades of Collecting. 2002. 'Coockooland' (image), The Age, 7.03.2003.
Holly Lloyd-McDonald, 'Artist did it all for love', The Herald Sun, 7.3.2003.
Penny Webb, 'Weaver's world: red in tooth and claw', The Age, 25.03.2003.
Ashley Crawford, 'Spatial Relations', Melbourne, March 2003.
Ashley Crawford, 'Science and Art caught in an otherworldly embrace', The Age, 26.3.2003.
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award. Cat.. Melbourne. March 2003.
Katie Somerville, 'Introduction', Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award . Catalogue. National Gallery of Victoria, March 2003.
Susan McCullough, 'The Devine Essentials', The Weekend Australian, 29-30.3.2003.
Robert Nelson, 'Mixing Perception with Space', The Age, 26.3.2003.
Simon Plant, 'Looking to the true north', The Herald Sun, 24.6.2003.
Ashley Crawford, 'A Modelled World/McClelland Survey', The Sunday Age, 28.12.2003.
Robert Nelson, 'Paramor puts the boot in', The Age, 25.8.2004
Geoff Slattery ( ed.), 'Australian Football ? A Quarterly Journal of Essays, Ideas, Commentary and Illustration.
National Gallery of Victoria: Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square. August 2004.
Sarah Thomas, 'A philanthropic Milestone: TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, Victoria', Art Monthly No. 174, October 2004.
Ihab Hassan, 'Painting a Continent - or Nothing: A Personal Essay on a Theme in Contemporary Australian Art', in Religion and the Arts, Brill Academic Publishers Inc., Boston, 8:2 (2004) pp. 159-173.
Annemarie Kiely, 'Coral Relief', Belle, ACP Publishing, Sydney, May/June 2005.
Ashley Crawford, 'Vera Moller: the softmachines', The Sunday Age, 22.5.2005.
Jeff Makin, 'Critic's Choice: Vera Moller The Softmachines', The Herald Sun, 25.5.2005.
Megan Backhouse, 'Artist earns her Stripes', The Age, 28.5.2005.
Natalie King, Vera Moller, Visual Arts Reviews - Sunday Morning, Radio National, 29.5.2005.
Dr. Ellie Ray, Paper Moon. Catalogue. Devonport Regional Gallery. 2005.
'A Short Ride in a Fast Machine: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 1985 - 2005', Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne 2005.
Chris McAuliffe, Recent Acquisitions - City of Port Phillip. Catalogue essay. Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts. 2005.
Natalie King, the softmachines. Catalogue. Brisbane. 2006.
Anna King Murdoch, 'Biology of the artist', The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 28.2.2006.
Liesl Pfeffer, 'Going Soft', Time Off, Brisbane, 1.3.2006.
Frances Atkinson, 'what I've learnt', The Age ( A2, p.13), Melbourne, 1.7.2006.
Catherine Bell, Army Brats. Catalogue. Monash University Gallery, Art & Design. Shrine of Remembrance. Melbourne. 2006. Tidal. 06. Cat.. City of Devonport Art Award. Devonport Regional Gallery. 2006.
Geraldine Barlow and Dr. Kyla McFarlane, Before the Body - Matter. Cat.. Monash Museum of Art. Melbourne. 2006.
John Mc Donald, 'Pathways to other worlds', Sydney Morning Herald. 01/09/2007.
Sophie Knezic, 'Snap Freeze', Artlink, vol 27 no 3, 2007.
COVER DESIGNS /FOLIOS
Contact Sport - Midnight Waltz. The Paul Grabowsky Trio. Front cover. RST. 1985.
Munich. Soundtrack. The Paul Grabowsky - Dale Barlow Quartet. Front cover. Emarcy WEA. Sydney. 1987.
6 x 3. Paul Grabowsky Trio. Et al. Print folio. Anna Schwarz Gallery and spiral scratch Records, Melbourne ,Sydney. 1988. Time Pieces. Australian Anthology of Poetry and Prose. Front cover. Beginnings Press. Melbourne. 1989.
The Moon and You. Front cover. Paul Grabowsky Music, Melbourne and Paul Grabowsky Quintet, New York. WEA. Sydney. 1990.
Beinssen-Hesse, S. and Rigby, K., Out of the Shadows: Contemporary German Feminist Theory. Front cover. Melbourne University Press. Melbourne. 1996.
'Review: The Black Show' (Curated by Peter Timms, Waverley City Center). Artfan. Melbourne. Autumn 1994.
Review: Sandra Bridie". Temple Studio Publications # 11. Melbourne. July 1995.
'the egg wrapper'. Dialogue No.7. West Space Inc. Melbourne. December 1995.
'my materials'. Catalogue essay, Material & Beyond. Brisbane. March 1999.
RADIO FEATURE INTERVIEW
Julie Copeland, 'Meet the Maker'. Feature Interview. ABC Radio National. Sunday Morning - 05/01/2003 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/sunmorn/stories/s752984.htm
Judith Hug, 'Australienjournal'. SBS German Radio. 14.03.2006 (11 am).
VIDEO 1996 'Shapeshift". Curated by Claire Doherty. ACCA. Melbourne. Opening speech by Paul Carter.
2000 'Artist Interviews'. Recorded to accompany 'natural disasters/disasters unnatural'. Curated by Jenepher Duncan and Zara Stanhope. Monash University Gallery. Melbourne.
2001 'Artist Interviews' Recorded for 'spacecraft 0701'. Curated by Suzie Attiwill. Monash Museum of Art. Melbourne.
2003 'Artist Interviews'. Published for Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award. National Gallery of Victoria, March 2003.