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 Art | Kala 2018, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, 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

2015 These Stellar Galaxies and Nebulas Were Created in the Darkroom, by Becky Chung, Vice's The Creator's Project,  
         January 2, 2015
2014 Manufacturing the Milky Way, by Amy Wolff, PDN 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 Jentel Artist in Residence, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY (upcoming)
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
2004Headlands 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
San Jose Museum of Art
Stanford Hospital
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Stanford Hospital Foundation

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