Vanessa Fleising


What inspires you?

Looking at other artist’s work. Struggles. Ideas.

What’s integral to your work as an artist?

Integration. And expressing my ideas.

How has your practice changed over time?

Over time my work will most probably disintegrate and become part of the earth again or pollute the planet and kill the birds. My work used to be done recently but as the clock advances and because of our notions of time now those works are not deemed as recent.  

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Yes, but sometimes no. You can do it. Draw what you see.

What is your dream project?

To live in the mountains and work along with other artists creating work having to do with nature or/and working with a collective  denouncing inequalities (such as patriarchy).

What’s the best gift anyone could ever give you?


On a Saturday night where are you likely to be?

In my bed cuddling and tickling my partner.

How should people contact you if they’re interested in working with you?

Spin around a telephone pole tree times and jump once to the left, do an evil laugh, turn your shirt inside-out then email

Vanessa Fleising decided to study Studio Arts because she enjoys creating, being creative and because she got accepted into the program. She is a tree struggling to root, she grows and spreads her branches only to get blown away by a heavy wind and to have to start over again. Some projects remain unfinished, others never started; but the growth still continues. She is obsessed with travels and the dream world, struggling to find purpose and meaning, identifying as all: the Mad Hatter, the Rabbit and Alice. At times she feels lost and trapped in her creative mind, struggling to release her ideas and projects. She is human, most of the time.

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