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Vanessa Wilson

Our memories and experiences create layers and visually I am trying to explore that, by obscuring, molding or obliterating parts of one image with another or with the inclusion of an image just slightly at odds with its environment. My interest lies much more in evoking a feeling rather than representing an actual place, but I am conscious of living here in Andalusia, its earthiness and the freedom and losses that come with not being from a place.

Education:

1989-1991 Manchester Polytechnic: BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting
1988-1989 Swindon College of Art & Design: Foundation Course

Selected Exhibitions:

2014 Open Studios, Gaucin
Writers & Artists Short Story Competition Shortlist ‘When Sleeping’
2013 Group Exhbition ‘4 Miradas’, La Huerta, Gaucin
International Art Exhibition, Gibraltar (Highly Commended)
Group Exhibition, Sheil T.McCabe Art Gallery, Juzcar
2012 Group Exhibition ‘Consider the Lilies’, Gallery 27 Cork Street
International Art Exhibition, Gibraltar
Open Studios, Gaucín
2011 Open Studios, Gaucín
2009 International Art Exhibition, Gibraltar
Open Studios, Gaucin, Spain
2008 “Tejiendo Sueños,” with Nozomi Hatano, Atelier Gallery, Spain
2006 International Exhibition, Gibraltar (Highly Commended)
2005 Solo Exhibition, 20th Century Theatre, London
2004 Group Exhibition, “Mothers”, Oxford House Gallery, London
Group Exhibition, “Valentines Salon”, London
Solo Exhibition, Gaucín, Spain
2003 Aberdeen Open, Scotland
“Paintings & Drawings” with Isaac Quaye, 157 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow
WASPS Open Studios & Group Exhibition, Glasgow
2002 Group Exhibition, “The Hanging”, The Briggait, Glasgow
1996 Solo Exhibition, “Through Grey”, Gasworks Gallery, London
1995 Group Exhibition, “Dad” Gasworks Gallery, London
1991 Group Exhibition, “First Show”, Holden Gallery, Manchester
, Painting Prize

Teaching:

2000-2003 Glasgow University: Courses in Painting & Drawing
Glasgow Association for Mental Health
, Art Worker: Selected & Organized an exhibition of paintings and poems “As We Go” at The Peoples Palace Museum, Glasgow
Red Boot Art Group, Co-founder with Jenny Hunter: Securing funding to work with local schools and Community Centres.
  Residential Summer Schools at Lunga House, and Hospitalfields, Scotland.
 Courses and Workshops in Painting & Drawing

Studio visits welcome by appointment

Address: Calle Guzman el Bueno, 31
29480 Gaucín (Málaga)
Spain
Tel: +34 952 151 444 (Landline)
+34 647 069 376 (Mobile)
E-mail: nesswills@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.vanessawilsonpaintings.com