Vanessa Prager (USA, b. 1984) is an artist born and raised in Los Angeles. A
self-taught artist, she is known for her elaborate impasto technique that creates
layered and sculptural surfaces. Her figurative works engage the oil paint itself
as a participant in the image. Prager explores themes of identity, self-reflection,
voyeurism and the human condition in the 21st century. Reflecting on a world
remotely observed via screens, her three-dimensional work is a direct reaction
to that two-dimensional plane.
Prager has received recent solo shows with The Hole, New York; Richard Heller, Los
Angeles; and Kristin Hjellegjerde, Berlin and London; and groups shows in Los Angeles
with Over The Influence; M+B; and Diane Rosenstein Gallery. The artist lives and
works in Los Angeles, CA.