Vanessa Prager’s work revolves around beauty and identity.
Vanessa Prager (b. 1984) is an American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Known mainly for her large-scale, abstract oil paintings, Prager‘s main subject is the female figure. Thick, loose, heavily impastoed bodies melt in and out of their form and what we consider beauty and identity is often a central theme to her work.
Recent solo shows include In The Pink, The Hole, NYC and Soft Serve, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, presented last year, as well as Ultraviolet, Richard Heller Gallery, LA (2017) and The Moon is Down, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco (2012). Group shows include Extra, The Hole, NYC and How They Ran, Over the Influence, LA (both 2018), Expo Chicago solo booth, The Hole (2016), Russian Doll, M+B, LA (2015) and Me and Benjamin, Galerie Xippas, Paris France (2014).
Her work can be found in different collections, including the Aishti Foundation, Beth DeWoody Collection and the Miniature Museum. Prager lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.