Vanessa Hall-Patch is a Canadian artist who received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Alberta (2004) and a BFA with honours from Queen’s University (2001). Focusing on themes of collecting, recording and preservation, Vanessa documents vernacular structures within her rural surroundings of Bowen Island, British Columbia. She creates works on paper by layering multiple photo-based printmaking techniques, including etching, screen printing, relief and embossment. Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN; International Print Center New York, NY; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia; LA Print Space, Los Angeles, CA; Bankside Gallery, London, UK and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Vanessa lives on Bowen Island with her family and commutes by boat to Vancouver where she works at Emily Carr University as a Coordinator for Technical Services and an instructor for Continuing Studies.