Your Art New York / Vanessa Powers
Vanessa's artwork will be on view starting August 12 at 882 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY and will be on view for at least one month.
Vanessa Powers is a New York based figurative painter and sculptor whose work addresses excess, mortality, and the psychological impact of ecological crisis.
Her paintings are often high in detail, contrast, and bright in color. They frequently include images of skulls, smiley face plastic bags asphyxiating the subject, and elements of her interest in biology.
Her latest painting “Choice or Fate” depicts lichen (a symbiotic organism containing a fungus, bacteria, and an algae) growing over a self portrait and a skull, suggesting the passing of time and duality of life and death.
In 2018, she painted her first mural at First Street Green Art Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan as a part of the “Wastelands” mural cycle. This same year she had her second solo exhibition “Excess” at 313 Gallery in Jersey City and showed her work internationally for the first time at War Gallery in London.
Vanessa received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and currently lives and works in New York as a metal finisher.
Connect with Vanessa on Instagram at @va.nessapowers.