Venessa Gromek is a recent graduate from Weber State University and is originally from the Chicago area. Gromek has shown at multiple galleries in Salt Lake City Utah including, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and CUAC Contemporary Art. She is heavily influenced by the Outdoor industry and this is seen in her most recent show at UMOCA called The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble. She is also a co-founder of O-Town Arts, a studio space/gallery that is determined to get the contemporary art scene to Ogden, UT.
2013 Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City UT, The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble
2010 Weber State University Browning Center, Curated
2012 CUAC, Salt Lake City UT, After The End, Curated by Adam Bateman
2012 O-Town Arts, Ogden UT, IMV: An Exercise in Pretension, Curated
2012 The Barker Hanger, Los Angeles CA, Co/Lab 2012, Curated by Adam Bateman
2012 Undisclosed Location, Each Memory Recalled Must Do Some Violence To Its Origins, Curated by Aaron Moulton
2011 CUAC Gallery, Ephraim UT, Utah Ties Juried Exhibition, Curated by Michelle Pobar
Rewards and Recognition
2011 1st Place at the CUAC Utah Ties 2011 Juried Exhibition
These sculptures, made of tent poles and lace, address the compact and portable aspects of sculpture. This idea stems from my work in the outdoor industry and my interest in how that industry intersects with the tradition of sublime in the landscape.
The work may resemble a tent