Born in England and living in Canada, Costello’s artworks often blur the line between painting, sculpture and installation.
The work of the artist explores the complexities of the human condition, our quirks and fears, our moments of loneliness and joy, our ways of moving, identifying and representing ourselves.
Children’s world of play is a common thread in much of her works, a realm where reality readily gives way to and confuses with imagination.
In 2020 she won the “Mother Art Prize 2020 “online award, with an online solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery. Launched by Procreate Project, the award aims to support the development of contemporary artists who are also mothers, working across multiple disciplines.
Like many creatives, Violet Costello has represented many frailties that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on us.
“Dog Park 2020” is a reflection of the madness of 2020 and her own anxieties about the world.