Veronica Jaeger is Venezuelan-born artist living in the US since the year 2000. Her work has been widely recognized in solo and group exhibitions nationally and abroad, with the inclusion of awards, grants, and publications. Among those recognitions are a grant award by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture in 2008, and the Lenore Segan Award by the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation in New York City in 2009. She was also awarded with the 2nd prize in the Texas National Juried Competition 2014 in Nacogdoches, TX. She has participated locally in the Texas Biennial, and as a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize during the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions in Houston, TX. Most recently she was awarded with the first prize by the National Association of Women Artists- Florida Chapter- with her painting “Angelic” during the exhibition “Daydreaming” in 2018 held at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Coral Springs, Florida. Her work explores the concept of dichotomy through imaginary whimsical scenarios and characters as a particular interpretation of life, which incorporates bits and pieces from nature, human physiology, childhood memories, metaphysics, and beliefs. The ongoing exploration and expression of those random elements have given form to a unique symbolic language intended to contrast realities and show glimpses of the interconnectedness of the whole. She earns a master’s degree in studio painting from the University of Texas-RGV where she currently teaches as a part-time instructor. She maintains a studio practice in Mission, TX.