“Vanessa Marsh received her BA in Fine Arts from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA in 2001, and her MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA in 2004. She works as a Personal assistant, sometimes full time, sometimes part time, but she says it’s good for her art carrier because having lot of responsibilities is what is keeping her mind sharp and always ready to create. Memory and landscapes are central themes of Marsh’s work, but not simple memories of a landscape, but rather what the artist finds beautiful in them, what has caused her to remember them in the first place. It’s about reconnecting with familiar landscape that are longed for and missed.
Marsh has exhibited at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis; Foley Gallery, New York; The Camera Club of New York; Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah. She was awarded fellowships at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2004), The MacDowell Colony (2007), and Kala Art Institute (2011). In 2014, she was an Artist in Residence at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco. Images from this series are on permanent exhibition in Terminal 3. Marsh lives and works in Oakland, California.”