Vanessa Irzyk
Fall South Boston Open Studios
I'll be a part of South Boston Open Studios at the Distillery: Studio #212. November 7-8th 12-6pm. There are some great artists and galleries in the building including my mates: Jon Diotalevi, Dylan Hurwitz, and Anna Comella.
Intricacies, Paintings/Papercuts by Vanessa Irzyk
I will be having a solo exhibition at the Mayors Gallery at Boston City Hall (5th Floor), entitled Intricacies, Paintings/Papercuts by Vanessa Irzyk. Open October 15th-November 15th 2015. It's free and open to the public M-F 9-5pm.
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA.
The Drawing Project
I will be exhibiting a book I manipulated and painted in at Hallspace Gallery.
It will be up September 5, 2015- October 10, 2015
The Opening is Saturday September 5th 3-6pm.
Address & Info: Hallspace Gallery
I'm excited to be a part of a 5 person show entitled "Prompt" at 13Forest Gallery in Arlington. I'm creating an installation in which every two weeks I add to it.
There is an artist talk on Friday, March 20th, 7-9pm
And a closing (when the piece is complete) on Friday, April 17th, 7-9pm
Address & Info: 13Forest Gallery
Winter Blues
Distillery Gallery Group Show, Opening: Thursday March 5th, 2015, 7-9pm
Address & Info: Distillery
Stuck in Amber
Solo Show at the Lilypad in Inman Square
November 8th-December 2014.
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5-7pm
Featuring Vanessa Irzyk's latest work of intricate almost symmetrical pieces that are suspended in between colored plexiglass.
There will be live music by George Skywalker
Boston Contemporary Art Museum for Contemporary Art, Artists, & Their Contemporaries
I have a piece in a new Contemporary Art Museum curated and created by Pat Falco entitled: Boston Contemporary Art Museum for Contemporary Art, Artists, & Their Contemporaries. The Museum is 8' x 8' cube, with a translucent roof to let light in, space for 2D, 3D, Installation, and Performance on the inside, and a mural wall and a screen to project video/film on the outside. The Museum will coincide with the Boston Arts Festival at Columbus Park in the North End August 29-31, 2014.
For more info: Columbus Park
444 Humphreys Pop Up and Galleries.
I will have six pieces in an exhibit in downtown Nashville, TN in their blossoming art community at 444 Humphreys Pop Up and Galleries. The show will be up for the month of September with the opening night September 6th, 2014 from 6-9pm. (which I'm lucky enough to be attending). There is a local art crawl every first Saturday of the month.
444 Humphreys
In Light of Color
Upcoming Solo exhibition at the Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, MA, entitled In Light of Color. The Opening will be on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 5-8pm. I will be exhibiting my new abstract gradation series along with larger abstract pieces.

The Gallery is located at 29 Centre St., New Bedford, MA. For more information about Gallery hours and location click here
South Boston Spring Open Studios
South Boston Spring Open Studios is on Sunday June 3rd 2012. Please come and view my new abstract work. I'll be located in Studio #210 of the Distillery in South Boston. For further information and directions click here
South Boston Open Studios
South Boston Fall Open Studios will be on November 5th & 6th 2011. Come and view over 40 local artists including myslelf!
I'm in Studio #210!! For more information, check out the Distillery's website
Check out my interview with Caughtinsouthie.
SOLO SHOW: Moving Forward: New and Recent Works by Vanessa Irzyk
The Distillery Gallery is pleased to present "Moving Forward," an exhibit of new and recent works by long-time Distillery artist, Vanessa Irzyk. The show will pair Irzyk's current abstract works with selections from the artist's previous series of figurative paintings.
Irzyk has recently departed from her span of uniquely tempestuous depictions of people laden with exaggerated facial features and expression to focus on a new series of abstract mixed media pieces. The process for each of these bodies of work begins with a predetermined background color where imagery is then created upon and influenced by that hue. The abstract works are full of fast-moving forms that swirl and stack with interrelated areas that are covered up, revealed, and cropped. Through the use of opposing colors, the artist prompts vibration and movement within each composition.
"Moving Forward" highlights Irzyk's current creative state while revealing the inherent connections to a previous one. Works from both series are undeniable specific to the artist's hand and display the culmination of diligent practice and progress.
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 29, from 7-9pm

"Moving Forward"
New & Recent Works by Vanessa Irzyk
September 29 - November 1, 2011
Opening Reception: September 29, 7-9pm
contact: Scott Chasse, gallery director
hours: Mon-Sat, 9-5
Featured Artist at the deCordova Coporate Night 2011
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is featuring Vanessa Irzyk at the Annual Coporate Night reception preceding the opening of the deCordova's Summer Exhibitions with exhibitions by artists: Andy Goldsworthy, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Park and Spencer Topel. deCordova Corporate Lending Program
Massachusetts Artists Exhibition
I have an upcoming group show in Lowell April 2011.
MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2011: Contemporary Work by the Artists of Massachusetts
March 20 to April 30, 2011
Artists' Reception: April 3 , 2 - 4 pm.
Juror: Jen Mergel (Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Lowell is, and continues to become, a major, inviting destination for artists. The Brush Art Gallery is pleased to be able to showcase artists from all over the state of Massachusetts. Thirty two artists will be represented by a diverse range of work including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media and sculpture.
For more information please go to the Brush Gallery's website
Carry Out
I will be participating in a group show at the MEME Gallery in Central Square in Cambridge. The Show is entitled Carry Out and is curated by Courtney Moy. The premise is that each artist will recieve a 3" x 3" ziploc-style bag in which to create their work. MEME Gallery will host a one night exhibition of the work for sale on May 8, 2010. All work will be priced at 10 bucks each. Dope art for cheap, yo!
Station 8 Salon
March- April 2010 I'll be showing up to 30 watercolors and 2 22" x 24" oil paintings at the fabulous Station 8 Salon on 761 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.
It's time again for this season's The South Boston Open Studios They will be happening the first weekend of November 2009. October 31, 2009 and Nov. 1, 2009 from 12-6pm each day. Come to my Studio #210 in the Distillery to see my most recent work along with Aimee Belanger & Monica Nydam and a ton of other talented artists. For a complete list of locations & participants for 2009 and directions please check out:
As the tumultuous world of commercial galleries continues to scramble for readjustment to today's sales-savy artists, alternative methods of display are at the forefront of a battle, a battle which The Distillery Gallery* has deemed: "Artageddon."

This exhibit gathers twenty artists from Boston and beyond who are moving forward in their careers regardless of a lack of gallery representation. Embracing alternative venues, social networks, street campaigns, and other creative outlets for their work, these artists are helping to shape the future of art commerce. Rather than rely on commissioned gallerists to vend their works, artists of today have the ability to independently exhibit and sell to a degree unparalleled in the past.

"Artegeddon," as an exhibit, highlights merely a fraction of the enormous pool of talented artists whom are diligently pressing forward amidst this transitional point in time. "Artageddon" as a concept will prompt fallout and unknown consequence which the exhibitors will continue to navigate and embrace.

I have one piece in that show and I was featured in a writeup on the Daily Serving blog!

"BluePRINT Phase IV"
"BluePRINT, Phase IV" opens on Tuesday, September 29th at The Blue Room in Kendall Square from 7-9pm. Featured artists are: Jarrett Golz, Vanessa Irzyk, and Anna Trzaska. I have about 12 pieces in the . The show will be up for about three months.
Jamaica Plain's newest art gallery "The Hallway Gallery" is my current location for the "To Mass a Crowd" series. Thirty, two inch square works are hung in the gallery for the month of July 2009. The Gallery is located at 66a South Street Jamaica Plain, MA. Hallway Gallery
I will be participating in a faux mythological group show in Miami with 30 other artists working in various mediums, at Gallery Diet. I have painted five football cards (that are on view on the website) 3.5"x5.5". The show will be displayed from June 13th-August 1st. To learn more about the story go to the Oh Nancy blog, or Gallery Diet's website.
Check out 3 of my paintings at the Blue Room Restuarant in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. It is a group show of artists from the Distillery working 10"x10" panels. The show will be displayed from June-August 2009.
Postcard and Info for Phase III"
Blue Room Website
I was recently written about in these blogs,
Hey I Know That Guy: Portraiture Show at the WSAC 1/09