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V A N E S S A C O M P T O N

EDUCATION

2005          Bachelor of Fine Arts: Focus on Ceramic Sculpture – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2003          Arts & Culture Semester, The School For International Training – Dakar, Senegal
2000          Semester in the American Southwest, National Outdoor Leadership School – Tucson, AZ
1996-99     The Putney School, – Putney, VT

AWARDS

2021 Awardee, Artist Resource Trust , Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation – Sheffield, VT
          Best in Show, Vandewark Miniature Show, CFD Old West Museum – Cheyenne, WY
2020 Awardee, Artist Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council – Montpelier, VT
          Awardee, Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief, Vermont Arts Council – Montpelier, VT
          Awardee, BCA Foundation, Burlington City Arts Artist Relief Fund – Burlington, VT
2019 2nd Place: A Night at the Garden, Juried Show, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery – Burlington, VT
          Full Fellowship: Outstanding New England Artist, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT
          Award of Merit: Sacred and Profane, EX VOTO, Tubac Center of the Art – Tubac, Az, VT
2018 Artist to Watch, Juror Danny Lichtenfeld, Vermont Art Guide – Brattleboro, VT
          Finalist, Spectrum Miami Art Fair, Circle Foundation for the Arts – Miami, FL
2014 Best in Show, KINship: Art & Poetry, Burlington City Arts – Burlington, VT

RESIDENCIES

2021 Tongue River Artist Residency, Artist-in-Residence – Dayton, WY
          Creative Imperative #2, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT
2020 Brinton Museum, Artist-in-Residence – Saratoga, WY
2019 Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Artist-in-Residence – Navajo Nation, Ganado AZ
          Vermont Studio Center, Artist-in-Residence – Johnson, VT
2018 Jentel, Artist-in-Residence – Banner, WY
          Studio Johnywalker, Artist-in-Residence – Louisville, KY
2017 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence – Saratoga, WY
2015 Hubbell Trading Post, Artist-in-Residence – Ganado, AZ
2014 Best in Show, KINship: Art & Poetry, Burlington City Arts – Burlington, VT
2012 The Wallace Stegner House, Artist-in-Residence – Eastend, Saskatchewan
2011 Vermont Artist Week, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT

SOLO EXHIBITS

2020 GOOD LUCK COUNTRY, Brinton Museum – Big Horn, WY
           PASSAGE, SoapBox Arts – Burlington, VT
           SISTERS OF THE DUNE, Bread & Butter – St. Johnsbury, VT
2019 A PEOPLE’S HISTORY, Barre Opera House – Barre, VT
           INDEPENDENCE DAY, Parker Pie – West Glover, VT
2017 GUARDIANS OF BEING, Sterling College – Craftsbury Common, VT
2016 Rock Rodeo Hueco Rock Ranch – El Paso, TX
2014 THE FRONTIER IS MY HOME, Home Parker Pie – West Glover, VT
          BEAUTY IN A BROKEN WORLD, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild – St. Johnsbury VT
2013 NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST, Claire’s Restaurant – Hardwick, VT
2012 KINGDOMS IN THE SKY, Studio Place – Arts Barre, VT
          PRAYER FOR THE WILD THINGS, The Bees Knees – Morrisville, VT
2011 Vermont Open Studio Weekend, Krinshaw Studios – Greensboro, VT
2010 THE HATCHING, Claire’s  – Hardwick, VT

GROUP EXHIBITS

2021 Brinton Museum, Artist In Residence Show – Big Horn, WY
          WESTERN SPIRIT, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum – Cheyenne, WY
          Yellowstone Art Auction 53, Yellowstone Art Museum – Billings, MT
2020 SHOCK OF THE NEW WEST, Juror Cody DeLong, Tubac Center of the Arts – Tubac, AZ
          BRINTON 101, Brinton Museum – Big Horn, WY
          VERMONT UTOPIAS: IMAGINING THE FUTURE Bennington Museum – Bennington, VT
          NOT MY AMERICA, 2Creative Community – Winooski, VT
2019 EX VOTO, Tubac Center of the Arts – Tubac, AZ
          BRINTON 101, Brinton Museum – Big Horn, WY
          ALUMX, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT
          ART NOW 2019: PAINTING, Ann Arbor Art Center – Ann Arbor, MI
          JURIED SHOW, Juror Brent Beamon, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery – Burlington, VT
          EXCELSIOR!, Dab Art – Ventura, CA
          LOOKING NORTH, Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council – Montpelier, VT
2018 THE FESTIVAL: PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY Bennington Museum – Bennington, VT
          LIBERTY, Juror Donna Seager, Arc Gallery – San Francisco, CA
          ARTIST TO WATCH, Vermont Arts Council, Spotlight Gallery – Montpelier, VT
          ARTS CONNECT, Juror John Stomberg, Catamount Arts – St. Johnsbury, VT
          WATER IS LIFE, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild – St. Johnsbury, VT
          THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, Juror Kathleen Vance, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
2017 BORDERLINES, Highland Center for the Arts – Greensboro, VT
          ARTS CONNECT, Juror Andrea Fleming, Catamount Arts – St. Johnsbury, VT
          THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
          CROSSING TO SAFETY, Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2016 THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, Juror Joe Amrhein, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
          Community Art Show, GRACE Gallery – Hardwick, VT
          EAST MEETS WEST, Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
          REAL AMERICAN, Ann Arbor Art Center – Ann Arbor, MI
2015 KINGDOM LIFE, The Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2014 THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, Juror Joy Glidden, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
          KINship: ART & POETRY, Burlington City Arts – Burlington, VT
          ART + SOUL, Dunkiel Saunders – Burlington, VT
2013 THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, Juror Pavel Zoubok, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
          FAMILY TIES: ART ACROSS THE GENERATIONS, Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2012 THE ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW, Juror Todd Bartel, The SEABA Center – Burlington, VT
          THE CUTTING EDGE, Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2011 POSTCARDS & MEMORIES, Studio Place Arts – Barre, VT
          NIGHT VISIONS, 51 Main On The Bridge – Middlebury, VT
          THE ART OF DOG, Gallery Beyond Words – Prescott, AZ
          Rock Rodeo Hueco Rock Ranch – El Paso, TX
2010 We Art Women Collective, Uncommon Grounds – Burlington, VT
          Fallfest In The Park, Courthouse Plaza – Prescott, AZ
          We Art Women Collective Kelliher Samets Volk – Burlington, VT
          Festival of the Arts, Cambridge Arts Council – Jeffersonville, VT
          State of Craft Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2009 South End Art Hop Red Concrete – Burlington, VT
2006 OPEN WALL, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Boulder, CO
2005 OUROBOROUS, BFA Exhibition, CU Art Museum – Boulder, CO

PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA
2021 Cover Artist, The Banyan Review, MODERN BESTIARY issue
2020 Featured Artist, Home, Life, Style, Television Show
2018 GENESIS, Quarterly Art Journal, DAB Art
          INTERLOPERS 7×7 Los Angeles
          Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Issue 1
          Spotlight Magazine, Issue 6
          2018 ARTIST TO WATCH, Vermont Art Guide
          Featured artist, Boston Voyager
2017 Hanging by a Thread On adrenaline and ascension The Putney Post
2016 Cut and Paste a Conversation with artist Vanessa Compton Junction Magazine
2015 Featured Artist Paint Pulse Magazine
2014 Cover & Artist Spotlight, Vertical Times – National Publication of the Access Fund
2013 Featured Artist Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 22
          Featured Artist Critique Collective

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021 Guest Juror, 40th Annual Vermont Congressional Art Competition
2020 Guest Juror, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
          Commissioned Artist for NatuRx Magazine
          Commissioned Artist for the film “Pretty Strong” by Never Not Collective
          Commissioned Artist for the dance performance “They Say A Lady was the Cause of It”
2010 – present Curator, Millers Thumb Gallery – Greensboro, VT
2009 – 2017 Rock climbing guide, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site – El Paso, TX
2018 Visual research – Bears Ears, UT
2017 – 2018 Curator, Highland Center for the Arts – Greensboro, VT
2015 Visual research semester – Barbizon, France
2014 – 2017 Member, Caspian Arts – Greensboro, VT
2008 Assistant for Professor Kwasi Ampene, ethnomusicology research tour, Royal Music of the Akan Tradition Kumasi/Accra Ghana
2006 – 2008 Lead Arts Educator, The Watershed School – Boulder, CO
2004 – 2006 Assistant for musician Ty Burhoe & VP of Tala Records – Boulder, CO
2003 – 2004 Assistant for installation artist Rebecca DiDomenico – Boulder, CO

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

          The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY
          Hubbell Trading Post & National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ
          Christine Rogel, Editor, Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Denver, CO
          Philip Dombowsky, Archivist at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA
          The Waskowmium, Burlington, VT
          Danny Lichtenfeld, Director, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
          Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Activist, Castle Valley, UT
          Tim Howes, Software Engineer & Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, CA
          Christina Asquith, Founder, The Fuller Project for International Reporting, Charlotte, VT