Bio

VLong started drawing with pens in 2011. Her first painting medium was spray paint, which she started to experiment with in 2012. A self-taught artist, she is currently also using acrylic and oil for her studio work.

The creative process combines painting with music, which the artist feels is an essential synergy, since most pieces have been inspired by her favourite songs and musicians.

She enjoys painting on any surface, particularly on walls. All of her street art pieces are painted with spray cans, freehand. Most of her studio work is the result of mixed techniques.

Vanesa has painted live at several festivals and events, including Paris Hip Hop in France, City of Colours Festival Birmingham, Femme Fierce, The Gloucester Paint Jam, Cheltenham Paint Festival, Rise Festival, WXSP Festival, and Upfest in the United Kingdom, Cardiff Paint Jam in Wales, Gottsunda HipHop Festival in Sweden and exhibited in group shows in London galleries, such as Curious Duke Gallery, Ben Oakley Gallery, Lollipop Gallery and Salon des Refusés as well as in Gallery Protégé in New York and the Tokyo International Art Fair in Japan. She was an artist-in-residence at the XuCun International Arts Community in China, where she exhibited at the XuCun International Art Museum. Her next project involves residencies and exhibitions around Asia.

Although living in London, Vanesa often likes to spend time in Berlin. She has painted walls in different cities and countries across Europe, Asia and South America with the help of organisations, such as Urban Nation and Global Street Art. She was an Advisor to the EEC Graffolution project at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) in 2015 and also runs graffiti workshops for both children and adults in Central London.

© Vanesa Longchamp. All rights reserved.