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Vanessa Gully Santiago

Lecturer of Painting and Drawing

Vanessa Gully Santiago lives and works in Queens, New York. Her paintings and drawings center on topics related to alienation, gender inequality, and power within a capitalist society. Solo exhibitions include A Flower That Grows at Allen and Eldridge (2022), Young Professional at James Fuentes Online (2020), No Touch at Thierry Goldberg (2017) and Private Accounts (2016) at American Medium (all in New York). Her work has been included in group and two person exhibitions at Collaborations (DK), Europa, Microscope, Rachel Uffner, Mrs, JTT, Helena Anrather, Jack Barrett, Marinaro, Foxy Production (all in New York), in lieu (CA), Embajada (PR) The Green Gallery (WI), and C. Grimaldis Projects (MD), among other venues. 

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In 2013 she received her MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art and in 2006, she earned her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Recipient of the Marlene and David Tepper Scholarship in 2013, she was also awarded the Paul Robeson Emerging Young Artist Award (2013) and the Michael S. Vivo Award for Excellence in Drawing (2006). Her work has been written about in Art Forum and Forbes and she has been a resident artist at Hudson House (2023), Byrdcliffe Artist Colony (2014) and the Vermont Studio Center (2011).