Veronica Piastuch, the Artist
She received her training at City College of New York. Bill Behnken mentored her in painting from 1972 - 1974. Spiritual subject matter greatly influences her art.
She calls most of her work magical realism, as Spirit is imbued into each painting. Veronica uses the new Max oils for her paintings. She used to do cut canvas collages in acrylics. She is known for her El Dia de Los Muertos tributes of contemporary musicians who have crossed over, many of whom she had met. Veronica also has done many spiritual illustrations for SageWoman, Circle Network News and Earth Spirit Designs. Commissions for her work have come from various individuals including the Bottom Line in NYC (8th Anniversary Poster and pen and ink design for David Bromberg). Her painting commissions are in private collections in Texas, New York and Colorado. The Albuquerque Journal has run five major articles on her work.
In 1996, she became licensed by the Estate of Jerry Garcia to reproduce her tribute painting to Jerry. In 1986, the Grateful Dead published her cartoon and calligraphic letter in their "Official Book of the Deadheads". Her ink drawing "Our Lady of the Americas" was used as poster and T-shirt art for the Red Nations Celebration 1996 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
From 1996-2003, she has shown her work at the South
Broadway Cultural Center (SBCC) for El Dia de Los Muertos. In December
2001, her work was exhibited in a group show at South Broadway entitled
"2001: A Spiritual Odyssey" which she organized. She has
participated in group shows in New York City and Taos, New Mexico.
In Oct/Nov 2003 this group is reuniting for a show called "Eye
Level" at Lydia Garcia's Galleria EliasInez in Ranchos de Taos.
The group is scheduled for another exhibit at the SBCC in 2005.
Veronica also works with the earth's healing stones in her one-of-a-kind
beaded jewelry creations.