Vanessa Marsh

Vanessa Marsh was born in Seattle, Washington, and currently works in Oakland, California. Marsh first became interested in Photography when her mother gave her a Nikon E series camera in 9th grade. She earned her MFA in 2004 from California College of the Arts. Marsh has exhibited widely including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, Foley Gallery in New York, and photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe. She has received fellowships from the Headlands Center for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Kala Art Institute and was AIR at Rayko Photo Center.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 New Work by Vanessa Marsh, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA (upcoming, Feb, 2017)

2016 Everywhere All at Once - Photographs by Vanessa Marsh, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

Vanessa Marsh, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA

2015 Everywhere All at Once, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Everywhere All at Once, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Falling, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2013 Everywhere/Always, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2011 The Space Between, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 Always Close But Never Touching, Ampersand, San Francisco, CA

 

Select Group and Two Person Exhibitions

2017 Into The Shadow, Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Selections from Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA

Art Kala 2016, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015 Celestial Vistas, Robert Kooima and Vanessa Marsh, New Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

group show 47; Space Jamz, Humble Arts Foundation, hafny.org, online exhibition

Lightning Strikes, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Illuminate, juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Femme Papel, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Night Begins the Day, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2014 Select Cuts and Alterations, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

Project 3, Collaborative exhibition with Abe McNally, c2c Project Space, San Francisco, CA

Not of this World, curated by Renny Pritikin, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 From Polaroids to Photograms, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2012 Dreams of the Darkest Night, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

The Art of Photography, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2012 Annual Juried Exhibition, 3rd place, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Residency Projects, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Chain Reaction, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2011 Black and White, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Altered Realities, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2010 Night/Light, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Art of Play, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 Next New : Green, ICA San Jose, San Jose, CA

2008 Introductions 2008, RootDivision, San Francisco, CA

Eighteen Months, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 It’s a Small World, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2005 Truth and Lies, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA

Mayhem, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Epic, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards and Commissions

2015 Public art commission for SFO Terminal 3, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

Teaching and Exhibition commission through ProArts, Gallery Oakland, CA

2014 Rayko Photo Center Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA

2011 Kala Art Institute Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

2007 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

2004 Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship Award, Sausalito, CA

 

Education

2004 M.F.A. Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2001 B.A. Fine Arts, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

 

Artist Lectures and Presentations

2015 Culture Bites; Night Beings the Day, Bloomberg Media, San Francisco, CA

Photo I, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Sustained Looking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Guest Juror Lecture, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA

2014 Creative Non-Fiction Photo Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 Photo I, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Photo II, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2012 Artist Lecture Series, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Panel Discussion for Dreams of the Darkest Night, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

2011 Fellowship Lecture, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

 

Curatorial Projects

2014 The Way Somewhere, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 Space Series #1, TrueSilver Union, San Francisco, CA

2010 It's Only Rock and Roll, TrueSilver Union, San Francisco, CA