Education

2004    MFA Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001    BA Fine Arts, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Solo Exhibitions

2017    Falling, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Everywhere All At Once, Schilt Publishing and Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016    Falling, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA at fotofever Paris
            Everywhere All At Once, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
            Vanessa Marsh, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA (ongoing)
2015    Everywhere All At Once, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Everywhere All At Once, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014    Artist in Residence Exhibition, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
            Commission and solo exhibition facilitated by ProArts Gallery for SAHA, Oakland, CA
2013    Everywhere/Always, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
            Everywhere All At Once, Z-Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012    Dreams of the Darkest Night, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis CA
2011    The Space Between, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009    Always Close But Never Touching, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005    Vanessa Marsh, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    Photo ‘18, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
            LIGHT + METAL; UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHS AND OBJECTS, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Bay Area Currents, Photo Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition, Smith Anderson North, San  Anselmo, CA
2017    Artist As Subject: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Wild, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
            Circus, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA
            Summer Permanent Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
            Night Watch, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
            TO SEE THE MOON FALL FROM THE SKY, NCurated by Mark Joshua Epstein & Will Hutnick, Spring/Break Art Show,   
            New York, 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, 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 (upcoming)
2014    Select Cuts and Alterations, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
            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    Kala Fellowship Exhibition, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA 
            Dreams of the Darkest Night, work by Vanessa Marsh and Sean McFarland, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA 
            The Art of Photography, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
            Annual Juried Exhibition, 3rd place. Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
            Chain Reaction, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 
            Lightscape/Darkscape, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2011    Artist Annual, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA
            Black and White, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
            Artivore Antics, di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
            Altered Realities, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
            Mega, Mega, Mega, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2010    Night/Light, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Space Odyssey, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Chimera, curated by Matthew Hughes Boyko, Gensler, San Francisco, CA 
            The Art of Play, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2009    Next New : Green, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
            Pop Noir, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2008    Introductions 2008: A Bakers Dozen of Bay Area Emerging Artists, Gallery 
            3175, RootDivision, San Francisco, CA
            Eighteen Months: Taking the Pulse of Bay Area Photography, SF Arts Commission Gallery,  San Francisco, CA 
            Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    X Marks the Spot, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
            It’s a Small World: Scale in Photography, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2006    Emerge, GenArt SF, San Francisco, CA
            A Movable Feast, Café Royale, San Francisco, CA
            Momentum, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2005    Truth and Lies, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA
            Mayhem, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
            Circa “75, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
            30, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004    Epic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
            Fluid Exchange, Berkeley Graduate Gallery, Berkeley, CA
            MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003    Selections of Arnold Kemp, North/South Galleries, Oakland, CA
            The Mixer, PlaySpace, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002    Slingshot, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
            Pinup, Graduate Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001    Beyond Borders, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
            Worlds Within Worlds, Omni Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Publications

2017   Sura Wood, The Bay Area Reporter, March 30, 2017
            Otherworldly Landscapes by Vanessa Marh Presented at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 
            Eli Anapur, Widewalls, March 31, 2017
            Review, Maria Porges, SquareCylinder.com, April 10, 2017
            Eerie Dreamlike Moments Made on Light-Sensitive Paper, Ellyn Kail, featureshoot.com,  November, 21, 2017
2016   Vanessa Marsh: Falling, Ann Jastrab, AllAboutPhoto.com, November 13, 2016
2015    These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think, Michael Franco, CNET’s Tech  Culture section. August 4, 
            2015
            Review, Night Begins the Day at CJM, Maria Porges, SquareCylinder.com, August 24, 2015
            Aline Smithson, Lenscratch, October 6, 2015 
            Sura Wood, The Bay Area Reporter, October 8, 2015
            These Cosmic Landscape Photos Were Created Without a Camera, Nathaniel Ainley, Vice’s             
            The Creator Project, August 4, 2015, July 30, 2015
            These Photos of Starry Nights Aren’t of Starry Nights, Taylor Glasock, Wired, July 30, 2015
            Review, Nancy Ewart, Examiner, July 17, 2015
            New Shows at the de Young and CJM, Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly, July 1, 2015
            Photolucida: Vanessa Marsh: Everywhere All At Once/Falling, Aline Smithson, Lenscratch,  July 28, 2015
            Evocative CJM exhibit urges contemplation of day vs. night, Cathy Bowman, SF Examiner,  June 22, 2015
            Night Begins the Day / Explore SF’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, Matthew Strobe, The      Culture Trip, June 28, 2015
            Capturing the Sublime in a Grain of Sand: Night Begins The Day at Contemporary Jewish    Museum, John Held, Jr.,     
            SFAQ, June 21, 2015
            Reimagining Landscape: Q&A with Photographer Vanessa Marsh, Sarah Coolidge,  ZYZZYVA, February 23, 2015
            The cosmos stars in Vanessa Marsh’s hunting artworks, Nirmala Nataraj, February 4, 2015
2014   Manufacturing the Milky Way, Becky Chung, PDN’s Photo of the Day, December 23, 2014
2013    Featured Artist, ZYZZVYA, Winter 2013
2011    Artist Profile, written by Nikki Grattan and photographed by Klea McKenna, IntheMake.net
2009    Artist Profile, Whiskey Tango Font Book, wtfontbook.blgspot.com
            Spraygraphic Interview with Artist Vanessa Marsh, Spraygraphic.com
2008    Artist Profile, MacDowell Colony Winter News Lettes

Artist Lectures

2017    Artist Talk for Night Watch, Sun Valley Arts Center, Ketchum, ID
            Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
            In Conversation with Renny Pritikin Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Falling, Dolby Chadwick 
            Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015    Culture Bites, Night Begins the Day, Bloomberg Media, San Francisco, CA
            Sustained Looking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
            Guest Juror Lecturer, Modesto Junio College, Modesto, 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

Awards and Commissions

2018    All About Photo Magazine #1, Light, Merit Award, San Francisco, CA
            Critical Mass Finalist, Top 50, Photolucia
            Jentel Artist in Residence, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY
2015    Public art commission for SFO Terminal 3, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco
            Teaching and Exhibition commission through ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014    Rayko Photo Center Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA
            Teaching and Exhibition commission through ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011    Kala Art Institute Fellowship, Berkeley, CA
2009    Jeanne Finley and John Muse, model for their joint project at the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2008    Conservatory of Flowers Holiday Model Railroad with FigurePlant , San Francisco, CA
2007    MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
2006    San Francisco Hearts Foundation, Hearts and Heroes Project,  San Francisco, CA
            Eric/Kent Wine Cellars 2004 Dry Stack Vineyard Syrah Label, Santa Rosa, CA
2004    Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship Award, Sausalito, CA

Collections

City and County of San Francisco, purchased by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Ellie May
Fidelity Investments
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 
San Francisco Arts Commission for permanent installation at San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation 
San Jose Museum of Art
Stanford Hospital Foundation   

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