Alumni Highlight: Vanessa Briones
February 27, 2020
In less than a year after completing her graduate degree, Vanessa Briones (MFA 19’) has established herself as an up-and-coming creative voice in the Portland art community.
While a student at PNCA Vanessa Briones was able to manage multiple projects and creatively created opportunities for herself and her community. Vanessa was a 2018 Curatorial Fellows and received the Summer 2019 Thesis Award. She has consistently shown her work in Westcoast venues and was included in Samasama at the Shopkeepers Art Gallery in Washington, DC.
Recently her artwork was chosen for the exhibition Race and Revolutionary Struggle as part of the Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis and Clark and Araw Ng Mga Patay at at Avenue 50 in Los Angeles, curated by PNCA alum Nica Aquino. Briones has several paintings in progress, she is currently working on a book illustration project, and designing a deck of cards. Collaboratively she is creating a body of work with Qamuuqin Maxwell (MFA 20’) that will be included in Maxwell’s thesis exhibition. Additionally, Briones is the Assistant Director of an education company based in Los Angeles called Teach Play Learn.
2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
Tanja Geis Artist Talk with LRVS and Art + Ecology
PNCA’s Art + Ecology and Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies programs are pleased to invite you to a remote lecture with multidisciplinary artist Tanja Geis. Using found and forged materials, working in sculpture, drawing, video, and walking, Geis pulls poetry from ecosystems hanging in the balance.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 5:30pm PST
2022 Glean Exhibition Recap featuring LRVS '22 alumni ahuva s. zaslavsky
Celebrating Glean 2022 Artist Residency recipient and Low-Residency Visual Studies alumni '22 ahuva s. zaslavsky
Winter Session Artist Lecture with Ranu Mukherjee
Our Winter Session concludes with a visit from multidisciplinary artist Ranu Mukherjee on Friday, Jan 13th at 5:30pm PST. Live via Zoom, RSVP for a link.
Winter Session Artist Lecture with Heather Hart
Join LRVS on Thursday, Jan 12th at 5:30pm PST for a visiting artist talk with luminary Heather Hart.