Ven Voisey

Ven Voisey is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in sculpture, installation and sound.  Currently splitting his time between Oakland and Wonder Valley (Twentynine Palms), CA, Voisey was born in Richmond, CA, and grew up in the East Bay Area of Northern California. In 2000, he received a BA from San Francisco State University in a self-designed major combining Humanities, Electronic music , Film, and Conceptual Art. He continued his education outside of school by working, touring and collaborating with kinetic sculpture and installation collective Amorphic Robot Works and its creative director Chico Macmurtrie, building machines, learning electronics, and composing music. In 2003, Voisey moved to North Adams, MA where he worked with a variety of arts organizations (MASS MoCA, MCLA Gallery 51, Clark Art Institute, Images Cinema...) and making his own work in his studio and exhibiting nationally. In 2010 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Berkshire Museum and was awarded the Individual Artist grant from Local Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire. His work was included in the 2012 deCordova Biennial at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. In 2013 he was a fellow of the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico. He returned to his home state in 2014 where he is currently creating and exhibiting work. He has been a regular visitor to Wonder Valley and the Joshua Tree area since 2016, and in 2018 he purchased and began rehabbing a cabin which will, when complete, serve as his home and studio.