Vickie Vainionpää’s practice considers the impact of technology on the process of painting and investigates the relationship between natural forces and digital processes. In her ongoing Soft Body Dynamics series, twisting, tubular forms are systematically created using generative 3D modelling software. The software randomly generates a set number of splines per day, from which the artist selects to create final compositions which are painted by hand using oil on linen. By embracing new digital means of reading space and content, the works draw attention to the ever-changing relationship between the human body and digital technology.

b. Toronto 1992 

Solo Exhibitions
2022 (Upcoming) NADA Miami (solo booth) 
2022 Software — The Hole, NYC 
2021  FLOW_STATE — Curated by Domenico de Chirico, Galleria Nicola Pedana, Italy
2020 Parallel Wilderness  — Galerie AVE, Montréal, QC

Duo Exhibitions
2021  Digital Spirit — GR Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2023 (Upcoming) Cacotopia 07 Annka Kultys Gallery, London
2022 (Upcoming) Imagining Reality — Future Gallery, Berlin
2022(Upcoming) Her — Fir Gallery, Beijing, China
2022 TRANSOBJECTIONAL  — Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC
2021 Salto in Altro — Palazzo Monti, Italy
2021 Bio Tech — The Hole, NYC
2021 New Work — Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC
2021 Phase II — The Hole, East Hampton, NY
2021 A Posteriori — Art Mûr, Montreal, QC
2021 New Visions — Vantage Art Projects (Virtual Exhibition)
2020 Art Toronto - Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON
2020 Turn on the bright lights — Galleria Nicola Pedana, Caserta, Italy. Curator: Domenico de Chirico
2020 Matériaux — WIP, Montréal, QC 
2020 Endless Summer – Galerie Sabine Bayasli, Paris, FR
2020 Quarantine Exhibition – Space 52, Athens, Greece
2020 Loading the Virtual Machine... – Distance Gallery, Curated by Christine Renc-Carter
2019 Threesome  – 19 Karen Gallery, Queensland AUS
2019 Gardeàvue – Galerie Sabine Bayasli, Paris, FR
2019 Abstractions  – Archive Contemporary, Montréal, QC
2019 Color & Form – Rauschenberg / Captiva Foundation, Florida
2019 While Supplies Last  – Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA. Curated by Anthony White
2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series – Centre Phi, Montréal, QC
2017 Festival Chromatic – Studio L’éloi, Montréal, QC
2017 Pause, A Break – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB
2017 Spectacular Celebrations – Papermill Gallery, Scarborough, ON. Juried by Ann MacDonald
2017 VAM 39th Annual Juried Exhibition – AGM, Mississauga, ON. Jurors: Michael Vickers, Sally McKay, Todd Tremeer
2016 Emerging Juried Exhibition – Ontario Society of Artists, Etobicoke, ON. Curators: Paria Shahverdi & Clare Ross. Jurors: Eileen Menzel, Peter Large, Gunilla Josephson
2016 The Artist Project – UNTAPPED Section, Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON
2016 OPEN16 – Front Art Space, New York, NY. Curator: Dionisio Cortes Ortega
2015 Fresh Paint, New Construction (11th edition) – Art Mûr, Montreal, QC. Curators: Rhéal Olivier Lanthier & François St-Jaques
2015 ARTCOP21 – Bridge Centre for Architecture, Cambridge, ON. Curator: Nicole Langlois
2015 YES! – UWAG, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Ivan Jurakic

2023 —(Upcoming) The Fores Project, London
2021 — Palazzo Monti, Italy
2019 — Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA
2017 — The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, AB
2016 — Ragdale Foundation, IL, USA

Selected Awards
2021 Canada Council for the Arts — Explore & Create
2021 Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec — Explore & Create
2017 Louis Muhlstock Endowment – The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
2016 1st Place in Emerging Artists Exhibition – Ontario Society of Artists
2016 Untapped Emerging Artist Award – The Artist Project
2015 BMO 1st! Art Student Invitational Competition Nomination
2015 Liz Edwards Memorial Award – University of Waterloo
2015 Named ‘Most dedicated to her practice’ – UW Society of Fine Artists
2012 Excellence Award in Fine Arts – University of Waterloo

Art Fairs / Other

2022 —(Upcoming) NADA Miami (solo) with The Hole 
2022 The Armory Show NYC with The Hole
2022 CAN Ibiza  with The Hole
2022 Zona Maco with The Hole — Mexico City
2021 Papier with Patrick Mikhail Gallery — Montreal, QC
2021 MiArt with Galleria Nicola Pedana — Milan, Italy
2021 Enter Art Fair with The Hole — Copenhagen
2021 Fondation du MAC Auction — Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC
2019 (im)permanent collection – A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Art Verona – with Galleria Nicola Pedana, Verona, Italy

Publications and Web Documents
2022 What is Generative Art? From seminal experiences to New Frontiers - Artland Magazine
2022 Battery Journal : Algorithmic painting in physical space: Vickie Vainionpää: Software & Siebren Versteeg: Up the Ghost — by Alex Feim
2022 Hypebeast — Vickie Vainionpää Uses Generative Code to Create Her Alluring Paintings
2021 Review: BioTech at The Hole NYC — by Emma Grayson
2021 Exibart : Vickie Vainionpää, Flow_state at Nicola Pedana Gallery — Review by Sandro Bongiani
2021 Booooooom Featured Artist
2021 The Jealous Curator - Featured Artist
2021 Juxtapoz Magazine : Digital Spirit: Bijijoo and Vickie Vainionpää @ GR Gallery — by Sasha Bogojev 
2021 Vickie Vainionpää: Soft Body Dynamics 40 — Editorial for SuperRare by Kate Mothes
2020 Gross Mag — Artist Feature: Blending the natural and digital world with Vickie Vainionpää
2020 Exibart : Turn on the bright lights at Galleria Nicola Pedana — Review by Sandro Bongiani
2020 The Colouring Book — Milano Art Guide
2019 Masthead Magazine Op-Ed Artist Vickie Vainionpää unravels toward enlightenment.
2017 Creative Boom Pixels Meet Paint: Two worlds collide in Vickie Vainionpaa's intriguing art
2017 Booooooom Editor’s Pick
2017 BIG ART BOOK, Published by Scarborough Arts, January 2017
2015 Peinture Fraîche et Nouvelle Construction (Catalogue) Published by Art Mûr, July 18th
2015 YES! Exhibition (Catalogue) Published by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery
2014 Melissa Johns, “Tri-City stopgap: By artists, for artists,” Imprint, October 30, 2014, P16

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