Vanessa Conte (b. 1977 in Yonkers, New York) lives in Glendale, CA. Conte has had solo exhibitions at Van Horn, Düsseldorf , Germany (2005, 2007); JB Jurve, Los Angeles (2011); and recently at Hester Gallery, New York (2016). She has also exhibited with Various Small Fires, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Night Gallery, and Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Conte received her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles (2004) and MA in Linguistics from California State University, Long Beach (2015). Her book of short stories, “Cures for Pouting Girls” (2016), is available at Commonwealth and Council.