VAN MALTESE
b. 1988 (she/they), Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada.


vanessamaltese@gmail.com

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REPRESENTATION
COOPER COLE, 1134 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON, M6H 2A2, Canada

EDUCATION
2010     BFA - Drawing and Painting, OCAD U, Toronto, ON

SELECTED SOLO* AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2023    I saw her duck, COOPER COLE, Toronto, ON *
2021    Fact or Fiction, COOPER COLE, Toronto, ON *
2020    A View Without A Room (exhibition with Michelle Grabner), MICKEY Gallery, Chicago, IL *
2018    How long is a piece of string?, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA *
2018    Same corner, same juys, same line of work, Canon Project Wall - Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, ON *
2016    company, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY *
2016    Birds flew down to peck at the painted grapes, COOPER COLE, Toronto, ON *
2015    An edge between appears to be a boundary for some, Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, NY *
2015    Jonathan Gardner and Vanessa Maltese, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NY
2014    The Compleat Gamester, COOPER COLE, Toronto, ON *
2012    Two-fold Tally, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON *

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2025    Hello, Hello, Hello: Variations on Sameness - curated by Michelle Grabner, Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR (forthcoming)
2024    The Way We Live, Conceptual Fine Arts, Milano, Italy
2023    15 Paintings, Hunt Gallery, Toronto, ON
2023   MICKEY, MICKEY, Chicago, IL
2023    Synth, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
2019    Small Paintings, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL
2019    Heads - curated by Sky Glabush, McIntosh Gallery - Western University, London, ON
2019    self-publishing / Publizieren als Kunst - curated by Jürgen O. Olbrich, Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany
2018    THE ANNOTATED READER, touring exhibition and publication by Jonathan P. Watts & Ryan Gander (contributor)
2018    The Other Side, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2017   THE THING Quarterly and a few other things, National Gallery Library and Archives - curated by Peter Trepanier, Ottawa, ON
2017    extra-cultural surprise - curated by Eric Ruschman, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017   Homestead, Carl Louie, London, ON
2016    UAB Project - Uncovering Artists’ Books, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON
2016    All Right Already, Artport Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
2016    XYZ, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016    Showroom, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, ON
2015    the Great Outdoors, Garden Avenue - curated by Aryen Hoekstra, Toronto, ON
2014    paravent, 535 First Street, London, ON
2013    Endless Vacation, COOPER COLE, Toronto, ON
2013    More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), The Power Plant - curated by Micah Lexier, Toronto, ON
2013    No Dull Affairs, Onsite [at] OCAD U, Toronto, ON

MULTIPLES AND OTHER PROJECTS
2023    LOOKS LIKE, self published zine, Alfred, NY
2022    Studio Flies, self-published, Toronto, ON
2019    Matching sticks, Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto, ON
2019    Pet rock, The Gattuso Edition published by C Magazine, Toronto, ON
2018    CLUES, self-published book multiple with the support of the Glenfiddich AiR Program, Scotland/Canada
2017    ruler - 2 inches / ruler - 7 centimetres / ruler - 3 inches, Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto, ON
2016    86400-00468-86400-00468, Casey House - Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition, Toronto, ON
2016    JAM ON TOAST - Conversations with Katie Lyle and Vanessa Maltese, David Hucal, Hanna Hur and Jennifer Carvalho, Slow Editions, Toronto, ON
2015    cold read, print multiple with Paul + Wendy Projects, Toronto, ON
2015    Several Observations, book multiple with Slow Editions, Toronto, ON
2014    Ornament Swatch, object multiple with Nothing Else Press, Toronto, ON,

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2022    Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, ON
2021    Concept to Realization, Canada Council for the Arts, ON
2021    Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts, ON
2020    Mid Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, ON
2020    Travel grant, Canada Council for the Arts, ON
2020    The TOArtist Covid Response Fund, ON
2019    Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Art Council, ON
2018    Mid Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, ON
2016    Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2016    Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2015    Merit-based grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2014    Visual Artists Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2014    Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2012    Emerging Visual Artists Grant, The Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2012    RBC - National prize, 14th Annual RBC Painting Competition, Toronto, ON
2010    OCAD U – Drawing & Painting Medalist Award, Nora E. Vaughan Award, Tony Caldwell Scholarship and Owen W. Wilson Memorial Award, Toronto, ON
2009    OCAD U – Catherine Daigle Award and Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship, Toronto, ON

PUBLIC ART
2021    a bird in the hand, Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Forest Hill Station, Toronto, ON
2015    subject to change, RBC Water Park Place, Toronto, ON

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2021    Hudson, Suzanne, Contemporary Painting - World of Art Series, Thames & Hudson
2019    Hudson, Suzanne, Review - Vanessa Maltese, Night Gallery, Artforum, March
2016    Syme, Alison. Review - Vanessa Maltese, COOPER COLE Gallery. Artforum, October
2016    Tomic, Melina. Vanessa Maltese & Nathalie Du Pasquier, Frieze, October
2016    James, Leah. Vanessa Maltese, Artforum Critics Pick (online), July
2015    Pagliacolo, Elizabeth. Loud, over-the-top and colourful: Memphis, the Italian post-modernist design movement is back, The Globe and Mail, July
2015    Jonathan Gardner and Vanessa Maltese - Art in America (online), June
2014    Vanessa Maltese - Interview with Micah Lexier, Bad Day Magazine, Issue 18
2014    Clarke, Bill. Vanessa Maltese - The Compleat Gamester, Magenta Magazine, Spring
2013    Soi, Lucas. Material Matters: A Roundtable Discussion with Five Promising Toronto Artists, Magenta Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer
2013    Clarke, Bill. Vanessa Maltese: Two-Fold Tally, Erin Stump Projects - Review, C Magazine, Issue 117, "Translation", Spring

SELECTED RESIDENCIES
2023    International Randall Chair in Painting, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2022    Annandale Artist Residency, Cardigan (Annandale), Prince Edward Island, Canada
2018    Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Program, Dufftown, Scotland
2015    Vermont Studio Center (merit based-grant), Johnson, VT
2013    Soi Fischer Thematic Residency with Artie Vierkant, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON

SELECTED ARTIST LECTURES / PANELS
2023    Coffee Chats, OCAD U, Toronto, ON
2023    Visiting Artist Lecture - Various Forms of Trickery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2023    Visiting Artist Lecture - International Randall Chair in Painting, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2022    Visiting Artist Lecture - Art Now!, Western University, London, ON
2021    Visiting Artist Lecture - Painting in the Expanded Field, OCAD U, Toronto, ON
2017    Visiting Artist Lecture - Artists Multiples, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2013    OCAD U Alumni Artist Program, Toronto, ON
2013    Conversations from the Toronto Art World – Panel Discussion with Georgia Dickie and Lili Huston-Herterich, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2013    Artist Talk for No Dull Affairs, Onsite [at] OCAD U, Toronto, ON
2013    In Studio: Jeremy Laing & Vanessa Maltese, initiated by Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2013    Painting Today, Beyond The Canvas – Panel Discussion with Nicole Collins and Francine Savard-mediated by John Kissick, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON    

COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library Collection, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Private Collections

With thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council