Vanessa Holyoak is an artist and writer working across installation, photography, video, performance and sculpture. She holds a dual MFA in Photography & Media and Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was a recipient of the Lillian Disney Scholarship, and a BA summa cum laude from Barnard College. She has shown work in art spaces and galleries in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, and in Los Angeles at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the Bendix Building (JOAN/Track 16 Gallery/Suite 534), Human Resources, Nomad Pavillion, and CalArts, with a forthcoming show at Eastside International in March/April 2020. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, New Writing Anthology, rivulet, and Nightjar.