Australian Art

RI VAN VEEN



AKA: Ri

Born: 1964 Box Hill, Victoria
  • Ceramics
  • Figurative


Ri grew up in Frankston during the 70s to Dutch migrant parents. Ris parents decided on a bush change in 1980 and Ri spent the next 20 years in central Victoria working and establishing several farming enterprises. Ri delivered her best creations in 1987, 1990 and 1993; her three daughters. In 1999 Ri returned to study completing a Bachelor of Teaching. Her childhood greatly influenced her life and work in the field of welfare in schools facilitating a bullying and wellbeing program. In 2003 Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome change Ris life and unable to work, she turned to a past love ceramics. Working with clay was initially therapeutic, then addictive and now a way of life. In 2005 Ri returned to La Trobe University to study Visual Arts and ceramics. Ri now lives in Williamstown and is having success with sales in Browz , Williamstown and also via her own ri-creations website. Ri has just had her first exhibition as part of the Art in Public Places Exhibition in Hobsons Bay (March-April 2007) and has also been accepted into the Toyota Spirt Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition (April - June 2007)


Education

Box Hill TAFE, 2007-, Diploma in Ceramics
Bachelor of Visual Arts 2000-2006 La Trobe University Bendigo 1st year Painting,
Drawing, 2nd Year Ceramics (A grade student)
Bachelor Education honours 2002 La Trobe University Bendigo
Bachelor of Teaching, Distinction, 2001 La Trobe University Bendigo

Current Exhibitions and Representation:

Toyota Spirt Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition, Port Melbourne (April - June 2007)
Art in Public Places Hobsons Bay (March-April 2007)
Browz Williamstown Valentines Day, 2007

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