April 30, 2015 Meet CEPA Visiting Artist in Residence Vanessa Albury
This summer artist, curator, and writer Vanessa Albury will be joining us as CEPA’s visiting artist in residence. In addition to working on one of her recent projects, she’ll be spending time engaging with the local arts community, which will include a special set of workshops centered on artist development, as well as an all girl teen summer camp focusing on being a woman in the arts.
Vanessa Albury is a Brooklyn-based artist and Nashville, TN native who received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University’s Steinhardt School. She uses analog materials to discuss ephemerality and invites spontaneous occurrences in everyday moments as a means to access the sublime. Her works have been included in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including two solo shows in 2012 A Stilled Cascade of Image at Window Box Gallery (Oslo, Norway) curated by Thale Fastvold and In Waves at Monty ABN (Antwerp, Belgium) curated by Jan Van Woensel. Her most recent group shows include Multiple/ Addition curated by Kathleen Forde at P339 (NYC); Melancholy Lover of a Vanished Space at Silverlens Gallery (Singapore); Subtext Project’s Wish You Were Here at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (TX); Crystal Pantomime curated by Kari Adelaide at the Poetry Project (NYC); UN-SCR-1325 at the Chelsea Art Museum (NYC); If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever at Bellwether Gallery (NYC) and Into the Atomic Sunshine at the Puffin Room (NYC), Hillside Forum Gallery (Tokyo) and Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum (Okinawa).
Albury has participated in residencies at OxBow, Arctic Circle Residency, and Lofoten Kunstkvareteret, in addition to having curated a traveling artists’ store with co-curator Sörine Anderson called DSNY; a curatorial film and video project with Rachel Rampleman called The Sun That Never Sets; and Spring Break Art Fair in NYC. Her work has also been featured in Frieze Magazine, San Francisco Guardian, the New York Times, and a variety of art blogs. She is also a contributing writer for Art Pulse Magazine and the Huffington Post.
You can get to know more about Vanessa’s work by visiting www.vanessaalbury.com or www.alburyarcticart.tumblr.com. For more information about the July youth summer camps hosted by Vanessa click on the link below. Adult artist development workshops will take place in August, stay tuned for complete schedule.