Vanessa Mastronardi

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Philadelphia , USA

vanessa.mastronardi@gmail.com


Education

2018   Master of Fine Art, University at Albany, NY // Sculpture and Installation

2014   Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Alberta, AB // Sculpture and Printmaking


Selected Exhibitions

2019 International Sculpture Center Exhibition, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH

2019 Ever Upward, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

2018 North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, Bennington, VT

2018 Wonderland, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University at Albany Museum, Albany, NY

2017 Nasty Women of The North, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

2016   We Have Our Inheritance, Harris-Warke Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Red Deer, AB

2014   Encumbered, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2014   Affinities, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2014   Finger Prints, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2013   Travellers, The Works Art & Design Festival, Solo Exhibition, Edmonton, AB.

2013   Fluence, Rutherford Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2013   Deep Freeze Festival, Nina Haggerty Gallery, Edmonton, AB 

2012   Print Affair, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2012   In Effigy, Rutherford Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2012   Becoming, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB    

2012   Material Reverie, Curated by Royden Mills, Rutherford Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Residencies

2019 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (Upcoming)

2017 Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2016 Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN


Awards and Grants

2018 Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Research and Creation

2018 International Sculpture Center, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Recipient

2017 Teagle Foundation Grant, Teaching with Museums: Developing Museum based Pedagogy,” University at Albany, Albany, NY

2017   Terri Boor Graduate Sculpture Fellowship, University at Albany, Albany, NY

2016   Terri Boor Graduate Sculpture Fellowship, University at Albany, Albany, NY

2014   Enbridge Scholarship, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, AB

2013   Enbridge Scholarship, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, AB


Public Art Commissions

2019 (Upcoming) Paradise Pattern, “Capital Walls” Mural, Presented by Albany Center Gallery, Sponsored by Park Albany, Albany, NY

2018 Flamingo Farm, Sculptural installation, Cary Hill Sculpture Park, Salem Art Works, NY

2016 The Language of Birds, Sculptural installation, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shaffer, MN


Professional Experience

2018/19 Finisher, Amuneal Manufacturing Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Director, Edmonton to Salem Artist Residency, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2017/18   Instructor of Record, University at Albany, Three Dimensional Design, Albany, NY

2016/17   Teaching Assistant, University at Albany, Intermediate Sculpture, Albany, NY      

2015/16   Art Production Assistant, The Concrete Cat, Edmonton, AB

2013/14   Curatorial Coordinator, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

2013/14   Secretary, Visual Arts Students Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Press and Publications   

- Exhibition Catalogue, “Edmonton to Salem: A Canadian Artist Residency,” August, 2018.

- Sculpture Magazine, “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”, October, 2018.

- Albany.edu, “A Place to Refine Artistic Vision” Interview by Vincent Reda, October, 2018.

- Timesunion.com, “Wacky, Whimsy Center Stage at ACG’s Wonderland” By William Jaeger, June 7, 2018.

- Franconia Sculpture Park Blog, “Meet Our Spring Artists” Interview by Richelle Soper, June 10, 2016.

- Exhibition Catalogue, “Affinities,” Fine Arts Building Gallery, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta Library, April, 2014.

- Exhibition Catalogue, “Confluence,” with essays by Micheal Wooley for Fluence Exhibition, University of Alberta Department of Art and Design, December, 2013.