Vera was born in southern Brazil, where she completed her BFA and MFA degrees and started her artistic career. Art is her passion and since the 90s she has been showing her artwork in several group and solo exhibitions. In addition, she’s contributed to community projects aiming social consciousness. She works in various media, including painting and sculpture.
Organic themes and the concept of opposites – internal/external, body/spirit, human/universal energies are strongly represented in Vera Costa’s work. Organic forms are positioned outside of a body, seeming to float in space, sometimes they are presented as if seen through a microscope lens. The circle/oval forms represent beginning and end, finite and eternal. The red color symbolizes life force, the energy coursing through the body, physicality.