Maltese, based in Toronto, focuses on visual and cognitive perception. She is specifically concerned with pareidolia, the phenomenon where recognizable patterns are seen in unrelated contexts. Think of seeing faces or poodles in the clouds. The artist's work, be it sculpture, painting or video, uses some form of visual trickery to force the viewer into contemplating the intersection of perception and truth.
Find out more about the artist at vanessamaltese.com.