Vanessa Brown

About Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown works in sculpture, painting, and photography. Her primary medium is steel and she attempts to parse its associations with industry, weaponry, and brutality, and its subtler qualities such as pliability, versatility, and slightness. The imagery in her work draws from various sources including landscapes, historical crafts, recurring symbols from her own dreams, as well as the work and biographies of other female artists. She is based in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish Territories. Brown graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver in 2013 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. She has exhibited in Canada, Germany, the USA, and Mexico, notably with solo and twoperson exhibitions at Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver; Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; and group exhibitions at the Nanaimo Art Gallery; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; and King Street Station, Seattle.