Vanessa Conte at Ginerva Gambino

Artist: Vanessa Conte

Exhibition title: Up to Your Neck

Venue: Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany

Date: February 1 – March 30, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Vanessa Conte (b. 1977 in Yonkers, New York) lives and works in Glendale, California. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in Linguistics from Cal State University in Long Beach. Conte‘s work has been shown at JB Jurve, Los Angeles; Hester Gallery, New York; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Delmes & Zander, Cologne et.al.

Conte published several short stories of corporal punishment fiction using pseudonyms, before releasing “Cures for Pouting Girls” (New York, 2016), under her own name. In the fall of last year she published “Heavy Penalties” with Random Man Editions (New York), which consists of a selection of her latest graphite drawings. Both publications are available through the gallery.

Vanessa Conte, Up to Your Neck, 2019, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

VANESSA CONTE, “The Fool,” 2019, Acrylic on panel, 14 × 11 inches (35,56 × 27,94 cm)

Vanessa Conte, Up to Your Neck, 2019, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

VANESSA CONTE, “Target,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

VANESSA CONTE, “Rebellion Fail,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

VANESSA CONTE, “The Guru,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

VANESSA CONTE, “Grounded,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

VANESSA CONTE, “Friday’s Trial,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

VANESSA CONTE, “Tardiness,” 2018, Graphite on paper, 60,96 × 45,72 cm (24 × 18 inches), 66,4 × 51,1 cm (26 1/8 × 20 1/8 inches) (framed)

Vanessa Conte, Up to Your Neck, 2019, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

VANESSA CONTE, “Bottomed,” 2019, Acrylic on panel, 14 × 11 inches (35,56 × 27,94 cm)

VANESSA CONTE, “Mother,” 2019, Acrylic on panel, 14 × 11 inches (35,56 × 27,94 cm)

Vanessa Conte, Up to Your Neck, 2019, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Vanessa Conte, Up to Your Neck, 2019, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

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