Vanessa Vaughn

Biography

Vanessa Vaughan is a multi-disciplinary artist utilizing sculpture, performance and video/animation through large-scale installations and public interventions. Her artwork constructs personal and collective mythologies to examine themes of transformation and the absurd nature of reality. Vanessa often collaborates with other artists and is involved in two collectives: Lumi Crew and Art on Demand, where she employs stories, personas, dance, and humour through a variety of methods to make connections with people and communities revealing complex emotional states. Vaughan was selected as an artist-in-residence at Arteles Creative Center in Finland in 2013 and won an emerging artist fellowship at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop residency in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at LAʼs Flagstop Art Fair and in New York at The Big Screen Plaza in Chelsea. Recent exhibitions include, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (2016), Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam (2016) and a solo show at Third Space Gallery in Saint John (2016-2017). Vanessa’s work has been reviewed in L.A. Weekly, The Huffington Post, CBC News, Maisonneuve, The Charlatan, Carousel, The Mirror and Fader Magazines. She completed her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012. She lives and works between Montreal and Halifax, Canada and has been teaching part-time at Acadia University and NSCAD University.

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