Vanessa Godden

Providence, RI, USA

I was born in Ottawa, Canada and currently reside in Providence, Rhode Island. I received my BFA from the University of Houston and my MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

My studio practice draws from and combines a variety of mediums including performance, video installation, sound installation, photography, and stop motion animation. The use of combined media offers a blending of time and space in an effort to record cyclical rituals and alters to the past, an unveiling of hidden layers of the mind. My narrative is built on an image of myself constructed from memories, records with no visual markers. Using the language of combined media I construct something tangible out of the intangible. This process is an act of resolve, propelled by a desire for stability and an expanded vision of self. Persistent and recurring imagery and themes, oral telling, inversion, the body, prognostication, trauma, and lineage, are enmeshed with a deep personal need to find a voice for something

Books by Vanessa Godden