Vera Almeida
Nature inspires my work to explore shapes, dynamics, and meaning.

Fascinated by the natural world, I focus on natural history illustration, drawing and painting. I use traditional media such as graphite, coloured pencils, pen-and-ink, watercolour, and acrylics. Currently, I am exploring the potentialities and challenges of printmaking, especially in intaglio processes (etching, aquatint and drypoint), to give voice to the creative potential of the medium.
b.1969 in Setúbal, Portugal. I live and work in Lisbon

> Education
1988/1993
Degree in Graphic Design, Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry, Russia (equivalent diploma in Communication Design from Lisbon University Faculty of Fine Arts)
1987/1988
Surikov Moscow State Institute of the Arts, Russia
> Other education and training
2018/2022
Free printmaking studio
Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Comunication, Almada
2016/2017
Printmaking continuous training
Contraprova - Printmaking Atelier, Lisbon
2011
Etching and aquatint course

Contraprova - Printmaking Atelier, Lisbon
2004
Internship as an archeology illustrator

Museu da Cidade, Lisboa
2002/2003
Certificate scientific illustration course
with teacher Pedro Salgado, scientific illustrator and biologist
Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Comunication, Almada
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Introduction to drawing course
National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
> Exhibitions
2021
Galeria Monumental, Lisbon
Small sizes 2021 - Collective exhibition
2020
Galeria Monumental, Lisbon
Small sizes 2020 - Collective exhibition

Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Communication, Almada
Autumn exhibition - printmaking
2019
Galeria Monumental, Lisbon
Small sizes 2019 - Collective exhibition

Printmaking solo exhibition
Participation in Lisbon Open Studios 10AAA, Atelier Inês Cannas, 11-13 October 2019

Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Communication, Almada
Summer exhibition - printmaking
2018
Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Communication, Almada
Summer exhibition - printmaking
2012
Galery-bar Pop Out, Lisbon
Painting and printmaking solo exhibition
2006
Art Gallery Escudero, Lisbon
Painting solo exhibition
2003
Institute of Arts and Crafts, Autonomous University of Lisbon
Scientific illustration course exhibition

Ar.co - Center of Art and Visual Communication, Lisbon
Scientific illustration course exhibition
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