For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

 
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About The Artist

Vanessa Tierney lives and works in Rochester, NY. She obtained her BFA in sculpture from the College at Brockport in 2021. Although sculpture is her preferred medium, she also incorporates paintings to coincide with her 3D work. Vanessa's work frequently straddles the lines between race, black hair, religion, and nature. Her approach to these issues is frequently based on research and experimentation. Her attention is constantly drawn to the history of objects and their impact on others. Vanessa is drawn to objects and topics that already have a fully established story connected to them. Working with something that already has a narrative attached to it is difficult; as a result, she experiences constant push and pull between herself and the materials she employs. Vanessa strives to foster the tension between an object's past and future in her work.

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Matthew 5:29

 

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Exhibitions

2021                                                                                     Small Works juried Exhibition

Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St, Clifton Springs, NY 14432

 

2021                                                                                 'Convergence' Abstract Art Exhibition 

The Yards Collective, 50-52 Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609

 

2021                                                    

67th Rochester-Finger Lakes juried Exhibition

Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

 

2021                                                            

The Yards Collective Residency Summer Showcase

The Yards Collective, 50-52 Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609

 

2021                                                                                    Purely Abstract

577 S. Coast Highway, A-1 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

2021                                                     

Re-silence: The Annual juried Student Art Exhibition

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

 

2020                                                            

Silence: The Annual juried Student Art Exhibition

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

 

2019                                                                                    MCC Annual Student Exhibition      

Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College Rochester, NY 

 

2019                                                        

Rwandan Genocide 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College Rochester, NY 

Awards

2021                                                         

Memorial Art Gallery Award (Award of Excellence) 

Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

2021                                                              Painting Award                                

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY 

 

Hecker Sculpture Award                                

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY 

 

2020                                                              Chase Family Award                                

Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY 

 
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