Vanessa White is a Melbourne based visual artist who’s current work combines painting and performance. The Amateur/Professional series of paintings and performance work comes from concepts developed through collaborative performance work with Physical Theatre director and performer, Carolyn Hanna. The paintings of the performance work hope to question traditional aesthetic and philosophical views on the nature of art and identity, by humorously disrupting established beliefs of what is true and beautiful in art and theatre.
White completed a Master of Visual Arts from the Sydney College of the Arts in 2011, she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation and a Batchelor of Fine Arts from Victoria College of the Arts. Recent selected exhibitions and events include: Venice Biennale, ArtVenice Biennale 3 2015; The Substation, Performance Number Four Plasticus 2015; Finalist Portia Geach Prize 2015 and 2012; FELTspace ARI, Plasticus 2014; Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark, Ocean Havets Liv Og