Vanessa Mastronardi is a Canadian artist working in sculpture and installation. Vanessa is originally from Edmonton, Alberta but currently lives and works in Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and a Master of Fine Arts from the University at Albany, New York. She has exhibited internationally in Canada and the United States. She has been recognized through multiple awards including the Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant and the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Drawing attention to the absurd, she has a particular interest in her immediate surroundings and their greater, social implications. Vanessa's work employs sentiments of her own formative visual experiences to reconsider the ordinary by defamiliarizing the everyday.