Artist Hope Vanessa

Hope is an Artist from NJ/PA who has a B.F.A. in interdisciplinary art and works in ceramics, photography, painting, and drawing. Currently, she works at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia in the Clay Mobile program where she helps the community through clay and art. She also will be attending the studio assistantship at Penland School of Craft in the fall. She makes work about defining the self and family as well as change and internal emotions. Many of her works have been featured in The Icebox Project Space, Photo Lounge PA, The Clay Studio, Fine Arts Gallery 6&8, as well as the NJ Trenton capital building for the Youth Art Month exhibition. She has also received the Crozier Prize Fund for Outstanding Achievement and the Distinguished Scholar/Artist Scholarship during her undergraduate studies. Galleries are also her passion as she has worked in several including the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Now she plans to work towards being a curator and continue her community outreach by teaching art to people of all ages.