Vanessa Paschakarnis German Canadian, b. 1970

Vanessa Paschakarnis works internationally in Nova Scotia, Canada and Pietrasenta, Italy. 


Her artworks provoke reaction through material and scale, involving the viewer in a communication with articulated objects as "the other", altering and expanding body conciousness to include the outside world in the present moment. 


Paschakarnis was twice semi-finalist for the prestigious Canadian Sobeys Art Award. She received the "Best Young Artist Award" in 2009 as a participant of Blickachsen 7, a sculpture Biennale in Bad Homburg, Germany. In 2011 she received the Progress Woman of Excellence Award from the Canadian Progress Club. 


Her work is represented in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON; the Art Gallery of Novia Scotia in Halifax, NS; the Art Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Canada, the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, NS; the sculpture park La Serpara in Civitella D'Agliano , VT, Italy and the Thiel Collection in Gland, Switzerland.