Vanessa Tierney (Rodgers), BFA ’21, stands next to her award-winning sculpture made of synthetic hair, a mannequin head, wax, and copper paint.
Title: Alum’s Mixed Media Sculpture Earns Top Prize at Regional Exhibition
Date: September 02, 2021
Summary: Suffocating, a mixed media sculpture by Vanessa Tierney ’21 was selected for the highest Award of Excellence for $1500 in this regional exhibition that includes the work of other SUNY Brockport faculty and alumni.
Suffocating, a mixed media sculpture by Vanessa Tierney (Rodgers) was selected by the juror, Amanda Chestnut, another SUNY Brockport Alum (MFA in Visual Studies ’15), for the top honor. Other members of the Brockport community that are featured in the exhibition include Professors Jennifer Hecker (Art) and Sharon Lubkemann Allen (English), along with alums Zane Leo (Davies) ’19; Chlovia Loomis ’20, and Sage Churchill-Foster ’01.
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition is on display at the Memorial Art Gallery from August 15 - October 17, 2021. There were almost 600 artists this year from a 27-county region of western and central New York State who submitted artwork to this biannual exhibition; 88 had artwork selected.