Vanessa Brown

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Moon Cycle, 2016 Steel, Paint, Magnet 69.75” X 25” X 19” © Vanessa Brown
The Eternal IdolThe Eternal Idol: The Left Hand, The Right Hand, 2016 Steel, Ultracal, Magnets, Paint, Charcoal 65” X 36” 6” Offset With 22” In Between Figures © Vanessa Brown
Bottle With Ribbon, 2016 Steel, Ribbon, Paint 24.75” X 14” X 10” © Vanessa Brown
Ovule, 2016 Ultracal, Chrysanthemum Button Poms, Steel 6.75” X 6” X 6” © Vanessa Brown
Still Life, 2016 Steel, Paint, Chains, Coins 27” X 13” X 18” © Vanessa Brown
Wednesday Charm , 20 Steel, Paint, Magnets 33” X 6” X 1" © Vanessa Brown
Thursday Charm, 2017 Steel, Paint, Magnets 33” X 6” X 1" © Vanessa Brown
The Hand of Camille , 2016 Install Variable © Vanessa Brown
Sun Chute, 2015 Steel, Paint © Vanessa Brown
Sun Chute, Caves, Wave, (Install), 2015 Steel Paint Variable © Vanessa Brown
Sun Chute, Kame, Wave, 2015 Steel, Paint © Vanessa Brown
Wave, 2015 Steel, Paint © Vanessa Brown
Visitors 2, 5, 1, 3, (Install) , 2015 C Print 12” X 16” © Vanessa Brown
Walking and falling... (Install, with painting my Colleen Heslin), 2015 © Vanessa Brown
Wipeout, 2013 Spray Paint And Oil Paint On Steel 9.5"X27"X9.25"
GROUP THROAT, 2014 Spray Paint, Oil Paint, Wool, Nylon, Steel 10.5"X9.75"X9.25" © © Vanessa Brown, FIELD Contemporary
Visitors 1, 2015 C Print 12” X 16”
TIME TRAVELER II & LOSS FOR WORDS, 2014 © © Vanessa Brown, Deirdre McAdams, FIELD Contemporary
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2013    Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada: BFA

2011    Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany: Visiting Student


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016    The Hand of Camille, Wil Aballe Art Projects, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2015    Visitors, Gallery 295 - Lightbox Project Space, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2015    Shadow Cast, Hardscrabble Gallery, CST, Vancouver, Canada


Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2016    Plane, pot, pattern, repose, with Sheryda Warrener, Haunt Gallery,  CST, Vancouver, Canada

2015    walking and falling..., with Colleen Heslin, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada

2014    Outside a Marble Palace, with Deirdre McAdams, Field Contemporary, CST, Vancouver

2013    Yeasayer, with Mark Cunningham, TAG, CST, Vancouver, Canada


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Material Art Fair, with Wil Aballe Art Projects, Mexico City, Mexico

2016    The Best Example is All Together, Wil Aballe Art Projects, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2016    Museum of Longing and Failure, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2016    Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, USA

2015    Feature Art Fair, with Wil Aballe Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

2015    Quoting the Quotidian, Wil Aballe Art Projects, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2015    The Oasis, Field Contemporary, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2015    The Geometry of Knowing IV, Audain Gallery, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2014    Art Toronto (TIAF), Wil Aballe Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

2014    Moon Room, Narwhal, Toronto, Canada

2014    Localisms, East Van Studios, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2013    Hunting Grounds, The Concourse Gallery, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2012    PM18, READ, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2012    In Media Res, VIVO, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2012    Art Souterrain, Nuit Blanche, Montreal, Canada

2011    48 Hours Choreography, The Center for Endless Progress, Berlin, Germany


Awards + Residencies

2017    CASV Emerging Artist Prize, Longlist

2014    The Universe and Other Systems with Shary Boyle, The Banff Centre for the Arts

2013    John C. Kerr Chancellor’s Award in Visual Arts

2013    BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition Nominee

2011    Friends of Sculpture Award

2011    Jack Harman Memorial Scholarship

2010    Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship 2009 Emily Carr Achievement Scholarship


Public Art

2015    YVR Vancouver International Airport, CST, Vancouver, Canada

2013    Heavy Metal Flowers, The Crying Room, CST, Vancouver, Canada


Publications, Press + Reviews

2016    A Collection of Influence, RBC Catalogue

2016    Speaking Volumes with your Hands, by Sunshine Frere, V.I.A.

2016    Must-Sees This Week: Oct 20th-26th, Canadian Art

2016    Poetry is Dead, Issue 14: Intersections

2016    RELIEF, by Emma Metcalf Hurst + Scott Kemp, Publication Studios

2015    The Oasis at Field Contemporary, by Steffanie Ling, Akimbo

2015    Must Sees This Week: July 16-22 2015, Canadian Art

2015    Art This Week: Mini Golf Re-imagined, by Nancy Lanthier, The Vancouver Sun

2015    Shadow Cast, Review by Antoni Wojtyra, Issue Magazine, Vol. 4, No.1

2014    Moon Room: Mysteries, Elucidated, review by Alison Cooley, Canadian Art

2014    Lunar Magic, exhibition review by Laura Horne-Gaul, Tussle Magazine

2014    Vanessa Brown: Sculptures and Artifacts, HWY Magazine No.1

2014    The Opening - Vanessa Brown & Deirdre McAdams at FIELD Contemporary, by Alex Quicho. V.I.A.

2011    We Give A Shit Because We Care. p.27. Unit/Pitt and Publication Studio Vancouver


Artist Talks

2017    Emily Carr University, panelist

2016    Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver

2016    Langara College

2015    Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver

2015    Guest Critic, Crit Collective, Emily Carr University

2014    Field Satellite, with Kuh Del Rosario, Scott Lewis and Avalon Mott

2014    Field Contemporary with Deirdre McAdams and Avalon Mott



Royal Bank of Canada

Toronto-Dominion Bank



2017    Western Front, CST, Vancouver

2016    Contemporary Art Gallery, CST, Vancouver

2015    Contemporary Art Gallery, CST, Vancouver

2015    Access Gallery, CST, Vancouver 



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