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Vickie Vainionpää
B. 1992, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

2024     Gaze Paintings, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2023     Metamorphoses, Museo Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta, Italy
2022     Software, The Hole, New York, USA
2022     NADA Miami with The Hole, Miami, USA
2021      FLOW_STATE, Nicola Pedana, Caserta, Italy

2024     The Armory Show with Olga Korper Gallery (forthcoming)
2024     Sparks, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany 
2024     Theory of Networks, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2024     Double Vision II, Plato Gallery, New York, USA 

2023     X Pink 101, X Museum, Beijing, China
2023     Abstraction, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK
2023     Cacotopia, Annka Kultys, London, UK
2023     The Armory Show with The Hole, New York, USA
2023     Taipei Dangdai with The Hole, Taipei, Taiwan
2023     Art Brussels with The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

2022     Selected Works, Collection of Elizabeth Margulies at the Warehouse, Miami, USA
2022     Imagining Reality,  Future Gallery,  Berlin, Germany
2022     The Armory Show with The Hole, New York, USA
2022     Her, Fir Gallery, Beijing, China
2022     Transobjectional, Patrick Mikhail, Montreal, Canada

2021      Salto in Altro, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2021      Digital Spirit, GR Gallery, New York, USA
2021      Bio Tech, The Hole, New York, USA
2021      A Posteriori, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
2021      Fondation du MAC benefit auction, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

2020     Turn on the bright lights,  Nicola Pedana, Caserta, Italy
2020     Matériaux, WIP Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2019      Color & Form, Rauschenberg / Captiva Foundation, Miami, USA
2019      While Supplies Last, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle
2019      (im)permanent collection, A+D Museum, Los Angeles

2023     The Fores Project Residency, London, UK
2023     Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021      Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy
2021      Explore and Create Grant, Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec
2019      Vermont Studio Center Residency, Vermont, USA
2017      Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Residency, Banff, Canada
2017      Louis Muhlstock Endowment

X Museum, Beijing
Collection of Elizabeth Margulies at The Warehouse, Miami
Palazzo Monti, Italy

2024     Schuster, Clayton. Opposing Forces Hi-Fructose Magazine, Issue 71, July 2024, p. 66
2024     Frew, James. Painting as a post-digital formalism Journal of Contemporary Painting, Volume 9, Issue 2, Oct 2023, p. 167 - 191
2024     Paloma Parker, Odessa. Technology is changing how artists create and art enthusiasts engage with the work The Globe and Mail
2024     Lichterwaldt, Daniel. Interview Les Nouveau Riches Magazine
2024     Becker, Noah. “Whitehot Reccomends: Vickie Vainionpää's Gaze Paintings at Olga Korper Gallery” Whitehot Magazine
2023     Dr. Frew, James. “Metamorphoses” Exhibition Catalogue
2023     Bodimeade, Bryony “A Curving Thought” Exhibition Text for Abstraction at Taymour Grahne Projects
2023     Pariante, Fabio. “Generative art in the Painting Process” MuseumWeek Magazine
2023     Simun, Mirium. “Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution“ Forecast Journal Issue 10
2022     Bogojev, Saša. “6 Artists Intrerpreting the Digital Art Landscape” L’Officiel Magazine
2022     Hencz, Adam. “Between Human & Machine” Artland Magazine
2022     Hencz, Adam. “What is Generative Art?” Artland Magazine
2022     Feim, Alex. “Algorithmic painting in physical space” Battery Journal
2022     Ghassemitari, Shawn. “Vickie Vainionpää Uses Generative Code" Hypebeast
2021      Grayson, Emma. “BIO TECH” The Artist Workspace
2021      Bongiani, Sandro. “Vickie Vainionpää, FLOW_STATE” Exibart
2021      Jeff. “Booooooom Featured Artist”
2021      Krysa, Danielle. “Featured Artist: Vickie Vainionpää’”
2021      Bogojev, Saša. “Digital Spirit”
2021      Mothes, Kate. “Vickie Vainionpää: Soft Body Dynamics 40"
2020     Olson, Grady. “Blending the natural and digital world”
2020     Bongiani, Sandro. “Turn on the bright lights” Exibart
2020     Farinotti, Rossella and Biancuzzi, Gianmaria. "The Colouring Book”, Milano Art Guide

2011 - 2015     University of Waterloo, B.A, Waterloo, ON

Studio portrait by Emelle Massariol

Vickie Vainionpää is known for her generative oil paintings that use code as a medium to create infinite relationships between diameter, curve and entanglement. Her softly textured, organic shapes fold and twist on themselves to create biomorphic forms that are non-representational yet familiar. Using data from many sources, the artist's oeuvre began with an investigation into randomness and its relationship to abstraction. More recently, her research has included eye-tracking software in order to examine and respond to historical works of art.

In her Gaze Paintings series, the artist's signature curvilinear shapes are directly mapped through the process of looking, transforming the notion of the gaze into an abstract representation of viewership. With their cool, fleshy tones and plush texture, a certain exuberance exists in the work, giving way to a sense of techno-optimism that binds the dual process of code and paint.

I would like to acknowledge the generous support from :