Vee Speers, a Paris-based Australian artist, fell in love with photography in the 70's, assisting her father in his converted caravan dark-room, mesmerised by seeing his portraits appear like magic. Following art school in Brisbane in the 80’s, Speers worked as a Stills Photographer at the ABC Television in Sydney. In 1990, a short stay in France became a permanent move to Paris, which according to her is a place with ‘unlimited potential and endless creative inspiration’.
By the end of the 90’s, Speers’ path was being forged as a photo artist, and since then she has been engaging viewers around the world with the dramatic tension of her story-telling through portraiture.
Speers has exhibited in museums, galleries, festivals and International Art Fairs in London, Paris, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, China, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Tunisia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Luxembourg Athens and Arles, and her work has been published on the covers of Chance Magazine, China Life Magazine, BLINK, Fotomagazin Germany, Zoom, Public Art, Photo International, Images Magazine, A Conceptual Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Genti di Fotografia, Italy, The Sunday Times UK, Russian Photo and Video, Swedish Photo with features in Shooter, Zoom, Art Investor, Germany, Shots UK, Photo District News NYC, Photographica Tokyo, EYEMAZING, American Black + White, Milk, Fotomagazin, Chinese Photography, Bloom, Arte Al Limite, etc.
Her first monograph was ’Bordello’ with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld, was published by Earbooks, Edel, and her second book ‘The Birthday Party’ was published by Dewi Lewis, UK. Her third monograph Bulletproof was published by Kehrer Verlag.
Speers’ portraits have been acquired by Sir Elton John Collection, Michael Wilson Collection, Hoffman Collection U.S. , Carter Potash Collection, Morten Viskum Collection, Alan Siegel, Lawrence Schiller, DZ Bank Germany, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum 21C, KentuckyGeorge Eastman House, Hudson Bay Company Art Fund and many private collections around the world.