Alice Vander Vennen
Mixed Media Artist
Alice Vander Vennen- works in three-dimensional assemblage!
“I work with multiple materials, such as fabrics, branches, wire, copper, paper and ceramic shards, creating an assemblage as part of a visual language suggesting a story. The narrative speaks of gathering the work of divergent cultures, histories and generations. Materials from around the world, created by many hands, are represented in a single multimedia assemblage. Fragile branches may be used as framing devices; tapering willow twigs and knotty grape vine tentacles are bent as if resisting the interstitial pull of perhaps a hundred different textiles, each attached with thread, strings, wire and weighted with smooth stones or other found objects. The assembled sculptural form may be reminiscent of a quilt, a canoe or a totem. I strive to have the materials form a new voice of a gathered people, a celebration of the human spirit in relation to its Creator, whether from secret spaces or the most flamboyant expressions.”
At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
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When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
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A few pieces from Alice Vander Vennen’s gallery
Why they love Alice Vander Vennen’s art
Eileen W., Houston, Texas
Jeanne and Don, Virginia Beach, Virginia
More about Alice Vander Vennen
Shows & Exhibitions
“Passages”, Gallery at the J, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre , Toronto
“Transforming”, The Al Green Gallery, Toronto
“Stories Lost and Stories Found”, Crimson Feather Gallery, Alton
“C Formations”, Permanent Sculpture Installation and Commission, Town of Cobourg
Petroff Gallery South, Toronto
Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto
“Sticks, Stones and Colour Tones”, Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, Ontario
“Terrain”, Craft Ontario, Toronto
“Five Year Retrospective”, The Al Green Gallery, Toronto
“Verona Tessile”, Verona, Italy
“Rock, Paper, Scissors!”, OENO Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario
“From the Ground”, OENO Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario
“Free Motion”, Art Gallery of Northumberland (with Melanie Brown)
“Catch the Weave”, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
“Travel”, Pearson International Airport, Toronto
“Convergence”, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
“Women’s Work – Celebration of Life”, Three Women show at Roy Bonisteel’s restored Johnston Gallery Church, Trenton Ontario
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show, Philadelphia
Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, Iowa
Ann Arbor Street Fair, The Original, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Toronto Outdoor Show, Toronto. Participant since 2001.
Armonk Outdoor Show, Armonk, New York
Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, Colorado
One of a Kind Show, Chicago, Illinois
World of Threads, Oakville, Ontario
Las Cruces Art Festival, New Mexico
The Artist’s Project, Toronto
Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
Craft as Art Festival, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, New York
Wells Street Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois