Vanessa Maltese (b. 1988, Toronto, Canada) holds a BFA from OCAD University. She is the National Winner of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions across North America. Most recently, she has exhibited at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, USA; The Power Plant, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1988, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

2010
BFA, OCAD U, Toronto, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018
Same corner, same juys, same line of work, Canon Project Wall – Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, Canada (forthcoming)

2017
NADA NY, COOPER COLE, New York, USA

2016
Company, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, USA
Birds flew down to peck at the painted grapes, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2015
Jonathan Gardner // Vanessa Maltese, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, USA
An edge between appears to be a boundary for some, Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, USA

2014
wallwallwallwall, ITP Space, Jackson, USA
The Compleat Gamester, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2012
Two-fold Tally, ESP, Toronto, Canada

2011

sum forms, ESP, Toronto, Canada

Selected Group Exhibits

2016
XYZ, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, USA
All Right Already, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

2015
The Great Outdoors, Garden Avenue, Toronto, Canada

2014
NADA Miami, COOPER COLE with Sara Cwynar and Jesse Harris, Miami, USA
Material Art Fair, COOPER COLE with Sara Cwynar and Owen Kydd, Mexico City, Mexico
paravent, 535 First Street, London, Canada

2013
Endless Vacation, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
The Coffin Factory, 97 Niagara, Toronto, Canada
SPIT, curated by Aleksander Hardashnakov, www.0dx.org, Toronto, Canada
Kitchen Party, 772A College Street, Toronto, Canada
More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
AS IT IS, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada
No Dull Affairs, Onsite [at] OCAD U, Toronto, Canada
The Kitchen, Soi Fischer, Toronto, Canada

2012
RBC Canadian Painting Competition, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Re: Arrange, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

2011
ESP launch, ESP, Toronto, Canada
ad Infinitum, XPACE, Toronto, Canada

2010
Conduits, The Senate Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Other Projects

2016
86400-00468-86400-00468, Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition 2016 – Art With Heart, Toronto, Canada
2013-2015 – Vanessa Maltese, artist monograph, published by COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Sterling Road, organized by Lili Huston-Herterich, Vanessa Maltese and Abby McGuane, published by Swimmers Group

2015
subject to change, public art commission for RBC Waterpark Place, Toronto, Canada
cold read, artist edition with Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto, Canada
Several Observations, book edition with Slow Editions, Toronto, Canada
One Page Folded, print edition with Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto, Canada

2014
Ornament Swatch, edition with Nothing Else Press, Toronto, Canada

2013
band-aid, Portrait and Landscape signage project for Superframe, Toronto, Canada

Awards/Grants

2016
Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2014
Visual Artists Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2012
Emerging Visual Artists Grant, The Toronto Arts Council
RBC – National prize, 14th Annual RBC Painting Competition

2010
OCAD U – Drawing & Painting Medalist Award, Toronto, Canada
OCAD U – Nora E. Vaughan Award, Toronto, Canada
OCAD U – Tony Caldwell Scholarship, Toronto, Canada
OCAD U – Owen W. Wilson Memorial Award, Toronto, Canada

2009
OCAD U – Catherine Daigle Award, Toronto, Canada
OCAD U – Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship, Toronto, Canada

Bibliography

2016
Tomic, Milena. “Vanessa Maltese & Nathalie Du Pasquier,” frieze.com, July 28; frieze magazine, October
James, Leah. “Critic’s Pick: Birds flew down to peck at the painted grapes,” Artforum, July
Whyte, Murray. “On the wall: What’s in the galleries this week,” The Toronto Star, June 22

2014
“Vanessa Maltese – Interview by Micah Lexier”, Photography by Aaron Wynia, Bad Day, Issue 18
Clarke, Bill. “Exhibition Reviews – Vanessa Maltese, The Compleat Gamester”, Magenta Magazine, Spring
Cooper, Josh. “Local art collective hosts Canadian artist”, Jackson Hole News&Guide, April 30, p.7

2013
Whyte, Murray. At the Power Plant, All Together Now, Toronto Star, September 24
Soi, Lucas. Material Matters: A Roundtable Discussion with Five Promising Toronto Artists, Magenta Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer
Clarke, Bill. Vanessa Maltese: Two-Fold Tally, Erin Stump Projects — Review, C Magazine, Issue 117, “Translation”, Spring
Goodden, Sky and Benjamin Bruneau. Canada’s Top 30 Under 30, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Spring

2012
Gunn, Andrew. In the Confines of Painting–Interview, Canadian Interviews, September
Berube, Chris. The RBC Canadian Painting Competition interview series–Interview, The Walrus, November
RBC. 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition (exhibition catalogue), Royal Bank of Canada, Fall, p. 34-35

Residencies

2015
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA, January

2014
In The Pines – Residency preceding solo project – wallwallwallwall, Jackson, USA, May

2013
Soi Fischer Thematic Residency with Artie Vierkant, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada, February

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