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Print Subscription: Vanessa Maltese

  • Vanessa Maltese, ‘Torn between’, screenprint, 10” x 8”

We are delighted to announce our 2021 Print Subscription with Toronto-based artist Vanessa Maltese!

This screenprint is available to buy in person or through our online store. The print can be purchased for $100 before the deadline listed below, with the edition size determined by how many people ‘buy-in’ in advance. The final edition will be printed, shipped / available for pick-up in December. Project printed by Miles Ingrassia.

About Vanessa Maltese’s subscription print:
Title: Torn between
Medium: Screenprint
Size: 10″ x 8″
Edition size: determined by the number of subscribers
PRICE: $100

DEADLINE TO SUBSCRIBE: CLOSED [November 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

Multidisciplinary in breadth, Vanessa Maltese’s practice deploys various forms of visual trickery as a way of questioning the relationship between perception and truth. 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.The title for the screenprint, ‘Torn between’, makes reference to the ripped paper represented in the artwork itself and brings into context––through the use of trompe l’oeil––Maltese’s interest in employing bi-stable visual illusions to challenge the mind’s assumptions.

Vanessa Maltese (b. 1988, Toronto, Canada) received a BFA from OCAD University in 2010 and has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions across North America. Recent exhibitions include Cooper Cole, Toronto (2021); Mickey Gallery, Chicago (2020); 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) and Art Museum of the University of Toronto, Toronto (2016). Maltese was the recipient of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition national prize and in 2018 attended the Glenfiddich AIR Programme as the Canadian Artist in Residence. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. 


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