Vanessa Koch is a painter based in Woodside, California. She lives and works in a redwood forest where she devotes her attention to the web of nature in which she is woven. She paints to awaken inside her a sense of connection that curiously seems to slip from human grasp.

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Vanessa Koch

b. 1987 Sandusky, Ohio

lives and works in San Francisco Bay Area, California



2018     Startup Art Fair at Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA

2018     Startup Art Fair at The Kinney, Los Angeles, CA

2017     Connected, Public Works, San Francisco, CA

2017     Love Is, The Galallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Loving Golden Gate, SF Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Abstractions, SF Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Popup Paintings, Flipp, San Francisco, CA

2015     ‘How Can We’ Mural, Proxy @ Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA

2014     Mural Music & Arts Project workshop, Designer Fund, San Francisco, CA

2012     Art & Writing Workshop, 826LA, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA 

2010     Creative Process Series, III, Taipei, Taiwan

2010     'Claim Change: women's equality' city-wide installation, Pittsburgh, PA

2010     Equal Pay Day Rally, Pittsburgh, PA 

2009     Women’s Symposium installation and talk , Chatham University, PA



2013     Designer-in-Residence, Designer Fund, San Francisco, CA

2010     Grant recipient, Women and Girls Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA

2010     Landesberg Design Studio award for excellence in design

2009     Marilyn Meltzer prize for outstanding use of color



2010     BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2008     Semester Intensive, Florence Design Academy, Florence, Italy