born in The Hague, The Netherlands, living and working in Ireland since 1996. 

Initially worked in Theatre and television as a set and costume designer and stage manager before finishing a degree in fine art in Sligo, graduating with an part practice/ part theory MA in Contemporary Art at NCAD , Dublin. 

Vanya also worked with architectural design studio Corvus Design and is currently finishing her degree in Architectural Design.


Education:

2016 - 2018  Degree - Architectural Design, (Part 1 - RIBA)  Sligo Institute of Technology

2009 - 2011  MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, Dublin.

2007 - 2008  B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology

2005 - 2007. (Ord.) Degree in Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology

  

Selected Exhibitions: 

2017


2015 


2014 



2013



2012




2011





2010




2009


2008


Thinking, Living, Dwelling - The Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim 


Extremely brief impressions @Platform Art, exhibition in collaboration with Rachel Ni Chuinn, Belfast


Describing Architecture 2014 - Memory and place, City Assembly House, Dublin.

Summer Open Exhibition, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhammilton.


Group exhibition Molesworth Gallery, Dublin

An issue worth mentioning, Group exhibition Sligo art gallery, Cairde Festival.


Trans Art Cavan, contemporary Fleadh Fringe event, Cavan, Ireland

Huis Rotterdam, Perenial Art /Het Wilde Weten,Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Fragments - Unit H, market Studios, Dublin


Void : Volume - Galway Arts Centre, Galway

Ubiety - TACTIC, Cork

Three Farmers on their way to a dance - The Joinery, Dublin

Spatial Reconstruction - The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo


Sense of Space - The Joinery, Dublin

Unframed - Blue Wall Gallery, Cavan 

Form - Blue Wall Gallery, Cavan


Group show - Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Leitrim


Group show - Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Leitrim 

Annual Group Show - 127th Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

Artist Panels:

2008 - present- Kids Own Publishing Partnership, Sligo.

2014 - 2016 - Arts Initiative in Mental Health, North West.


Residencies:

2018-2019 - Art and Education program coordinator @ the Dock Art Centre

2017-2018 - SPARK residency, Leitrim County Council. 

2016 - Virtually there, online artist in residence in school, Kids Own publishing Partnership,

2015-2016 - Artist in schools, Leitrim County Council. 

2015-2016 - Artist in the community, Leitrim County Council. 

2014 - Virtually there, online artist in residence in school, Kids Own publishing Partnership,

2012 - Virtually there, online artist in residence in school, Kids Own publishing Partnership,


Talks:

2018 - Thinking, Living, Dwelling - The Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim 

2016 - Open Season Critique, @ the Dock Art Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon

2012 - Visiting Artist, On books/works - Perec and Merleau-Ponty, Waterford Institute of Technology.

2011 - Sense of Space, On: Italo Calvino’s Invisble Cities, The Joinery, Dublin,

2010 - PhotoIreland Festival, On stillness and movement past and present, The Joinery, Dublin


Publications:

2011 - Source Photographic Review September.


Awards:

2014 - Studio space, second price awarded by Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhammilton.

2009 - Govering Body Medal, IT Sligo, (Degree Fine Art)

2008 - D.O. Sullivan Graphic Supplies LTd (Award Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art )