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 Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, Halsey Mckay, East Hampton; ITP Space, Jackson; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA; The Power Plant, Cooper Cole, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Carl Louie, London; Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada.  In 2018 Vanessa completed the Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence program in Dufftown, Scotland. Her monumental public artwork “subject to change” can be seen at RBC’s Waterpark Place in downtown Toronto. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Vanessa Maltese
Born 1988, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Education

2010

BFA, OCAD U, Toronto, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018

How long is a piece of string?, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Same corner, same juys, same line of work, Canon Project Wall – Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, Canada

2017

NADA NY, Cooper Cole Gallery, 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 and 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, In The Pines, Jackson, USA
The Compleat Gamester, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2012

Two-fold Tally, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada

2011

sum forms, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, Canada

Selected Group Exhibits

2019

Heads, curated by Sky Glabush, McIntosh Gallery, London, Canada

2018

The Other Side: Artworks from RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Alumni, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Group show, curated by Andy Fairgreive, AiR Glenfiddich Gallery,
Dufftown, Scotland

2017

THE THING Quarterly and a few other things, National Gallery Library and
Archives, curated by Peter Trepanier, Ottawa, Canada
extra-cultural surprise, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA
Homestead, Carl Louie, London, Canada

2016

XYZ, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, USA
All Right Already, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Showroom, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
The Great Outdoors, Garden Avenue, Toronto, Canada

2014

NADA Miami, Cooper Cole Gallery with Sara Cwynar and Jesse Harris, Miami, USA
Material Art Fair, Cooper Cole Gallery 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, Erin Stump Projects, 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

Artist Talks/Panels

2013

Conversations from the Toronto Art World, Panel Discussion with Georgia Dickie and Lili Huston-Herterich, mediated by Shari Orenstein, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Artist Talk for No Dull Affairs, Onsite [at] OCAD U, Toronto, Canada
In Studio: Jeremy Laing & Vanessa Maltese, initiated by Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
Painting Today, Beyond The Canvas, Panel Discussion with Nicole Collins and Francine Savard, mediated by John Kissick, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Canada

Bibliography

2016

Tomic, Milena. “Vanessa Maltese & Nathalie Du Pasquier,” frieze.com, July 28; frieze magazine, October (forthcoming)
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

2018

Artist-in-Residence program, Glenfiddich, Dufftown, Scotland

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

Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library Collection, New York, USA

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