Vanessa German

Vanessa German’s work is held in private and public collections including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR; the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park; and the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Bend, IN. She has exhibited widely and has current shows at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT. In addition to her exhibitions, she has performed nationally as a spoken word artist, recently presenting at Harvard and MIT. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the Huffington Post, O Magazine, and elsewhere. She is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.


i take my soul with me everywhere i go

On 16 June 2016, four days after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, artist Vanessa German hosted a “Night of Illumination for Orlando” in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, a community marked by a Rachel Maddow report in 2011 as America’s most dangerous.1 Over the past nine years, German has come to offer Homewood—at her own […]

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