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Wednesday Arts Speaker Series

Binns-Merrill Hall 106 (Room C) 304 State, Alfred

Vanessa Maltese (she/they – b. 1988, Toronto, Canada)
Multidisciplinary in breadth, Vanessa Maltese’s practice deploys various forms of trickery and illusion to pose questions about perception. Maltese is interested in the plasticity of the brain, and how conflicts of perception have the power to change our methods of thinking, even in common everyday experiences.

Maltese received a BFA from OCAD University in 2010. In 2012, Maltese was the National Winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and in 2018 they attended the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Program. Maltese has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions across North America, most recently at COOPER COLE, Toronto (2021); Mickey Gallery, Chicago (2020); Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago (2019); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); The Power Plant, Toronto (2018); the National Gallery Library and Archives, Ottawa (2017); Carl Louie, London ON (2017); Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2016); Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York (2016); Art Museum of the University of Toronto, Toronto (2016); and Erin Stump Projects, Toronto (2012). Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Perhaps Home is Not a Place

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802, Alfred

Perhaps Home is Not a Place

February 17 – March 22, 2023


Perhaps Home is Not a Place, curated by Jonathan Christensen Caballero and Joey Quinones, features nine BIPoC artists who work in a variety of media from fiber to ceramics to explore how bodies are seen or not seen, and how home is not always a physical place we inhabit. The exhibition will open on February 17 with a reception 6-8pm, and will run through March 22. Gallery hours are 11-4 weekdays, 1-3pm weekends, and will be closed during university breaks.