Vanessa Albury (b. 1978, Nashville, TN) lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University. She is currently a visiting scholar there. Ken Johnson of The New York Times calls her work “haunting.” Her solo show Arctic, Future Relics opened the fall season at Nurture Art in Brooklyn, NY and was reviewed in Candid Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and Nylon. Other solo shows include A Stilled Cascade of Image at Window Box Gallery curated by Thale Fastvold (Oslo, Norway; 2012); In Waves curated by Jan Van Woensel at Monty ABN (Antwerp, Belgium; 2012); and The Distance That Keeps You at Silverman Gallery in San Francisco (2007). Recent shows include Nor Any Drop to Drink at Grady Alexis Gallery curated by Adam Zucker, 6 Degrees at 184 Project Space, SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017 and her two-person show Collect Light with Hedwig Brouckaert at Murray State University.
Her latest in-process work, Film Recorder, exhibited in Re:Re:Re: at the Old Pfizer Building and her Porthole Waves (Svalbard) series, shot during the Arctic Circle Residency, are in the traveling show Arctic Hysteria curated by LOCUS. Other recent group shows of Albury's work include Winter Collection at Kimberly Klark (NYC); Home Studio at SPRING/BREAK Art Show curated by the Sphinx (NYC); Melancholy Lover of a Vanished Space at Silverlens Gallery (Singapore); The Dream Time at Trans Pecos curated by Rachel Mason (Brooklyn); Crystal Pantomime curated by Kari Adelaide at the Poetry Project (NYC); If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever at Bellwether Gallery (NYC) and Into the Atomic Sunshine at the Puffin Room (NYC), Hillside Forum Gallery (Tokyo) and Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum (Okinawa). Albury's work has been reviewed in Frieze Magazine, San Francisco Guardian, the New York Times, Eyes Towards the Dove, Hyperallergic, Artiholics and art blogs. Albury has been an artist-in-residence at OxBow, Arctic Circle Residency, and Lofoten Kunstkvareteret, Project Grant and at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Albury also curates with The Sun That Never Sets (TSTNS), a nomadic, incubator film and video art project.