Discipline: Film/Video

Vanessa Woods

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: Pacifica, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006

Vanessa Woods graduated with an M.F.A. with honors, from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artwork and films have been exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at Drury University in Missouri, and group shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, CA and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado.

Woods has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Arts Commission, a Film Arts Foundation Personal Works Grant, and the San Francisco Art Institute's MFA Fellowship. She has also been awarded residencies at Djerassi, the Headlands Center for the Arts, MacDowell and in Pont-Aven, France, through the Museum of Pont-Aven.

At MacDowell, Vanessa generated material for three short experimental films: Five Cents a Peek, Passing, and Mirror with a Memory (working title). Passing premiered at the Castro Theater in San Francisco in 2006; Five Cents a Peek and Mirror With a Memory are currently being edited for completion in 2007.