Vera Möller

Sophie Gannon Gallery

Vera Moller – morphofolia (plate no. 7) 2018

collage on paper

Courtesy Sophie Gannon Gallery

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Möller originally trained as a biologist in Germany, and this background is evident in her artistic practice. Möller has strong ties to the VCA, having attained her Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate diploma and Master of Fine Arts there, as well as having lectured in the Department of Drawing.  She also has a Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University.   


Reflecting on her original studies in the fields of Microbiology and Limnology (Freshwater Ecology), for the last two decades Vera Möller’s projects have focused on the marine environments of the Great Barrier Reef and the Victorian coast, Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.  Working across diverse mediums and formats, Möller’s practice revolves around slippages between real and imagined biospheres. In the construction of immersive installation environments and of bodies of work in painting, sculpture and photography, Möller constructs fictional hybrid zoological and botanical specimens and integrates these either into existing natural terrains or into imaginary biological scenarios.


Möller has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas including more recently in Water curated by QAGOMA in late 2019, A Thousand Tides at Bunjil Place in 2019 and Liquidarium at Shepparton Art Museum in 2022.  We are excited that VCA Access supporters will have to opportunity to visit Vera’s studio prior to her show at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in May this year.     


Vera Möller + Sophie Gannon Gallery + Marion Harper