Curriculum Vitae

Vanessa Uschy, B.A., OCADA, M.A.


Address: 312 Ramsay Concession 12, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0   
Phone: (613) 558-4661
Citizenship: Canadian


2000-2008  Carleton University (Ottawa)
M.A. in Art History (part-time studies)

1995-1999  Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto)
Diploma Program, drawing and painting major

1997-1998  Off-campus year abroad program, Florence, Italy

1989-1993  McGill University (Montreal)
B.A. in Anthropology


Mrs. W. O. Forsyth Award (Awarded to fourth year women painters)
Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto)


Canterbury High School, Ottawa:
In preparation for the I, Canada Exhibition at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte Ontario in 2017


2019  “It Takes A Village To Build A Canoe”, Peterborough Canoe Museum, mixed media textile canoe
2017  Jabbany Hair Salon, 1067 Bank Street, Ottawa
2017  The Mississippi Textile Museum, The I, Canada Project, Almonte, Ontario
2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2007  Loft Artist Studio Open House
2016  The Annex Gallery, Interwoven, City Hall, Ottawa
2014 – 2015 Ottawa Mixed Media Artists (OMMA) Small Wonders South III, French Café, Manotick
2014 – 2015 Art and Parcel holiday show, ART Rental and Sales, Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)
2014 – 2015 Visual Assembly, OAG Annex Gallery
2014  Ottawa Art Gallery Sales and Rentals, Ottawa
2014  OMMA, Proverbs, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa


I have been teaching art since 2003 in a variety of venues in Ottawa. I specialize in private instruction to students in grades 6-8 to help them prepare their portfolio for entrance to the Visual Art Program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa. Together we work through all of the requirements for grade 9 admittance. I also coach High School students who are preparing their art portfolios for college and university. In addition to this I offer private art lessons for individuals & groups that are tailored to the particular area of interest expressed by the students (e.g., improving drawing skills, working with colour, abstract painting techniques).

To learn more about my teaching please visit my website at


Creative Expressions in Textiles (Algonquin College Continuing Education Department, Creative Art Certification, Art Instructor)
Mixed Media Explorations
Creative Drawing
Create! Learning to Access Your Creative Core:
The Art of Colour
Exploring Abstract Art Part I: Compositional play
Exploring Abstract Art Part II: Abstract Expressionism, Geometric Abstraction, Colourfield Painting
Working in a Series Parts I & II
Contemporary Jewish Art and Artists (studio/seminar)
Contemporary Canadian Painting (studio/seminar)
Introduction to Acrylics and Oils


My house (2013-present)

Algonquin College (2014, 2019)

Ottawa School of Art (2003-2013)

Old Ottawa South Community Centre (2012-2013)

Greenboro Community Centre (2012-2013)

Soloway Jewish Community Centre (2003-2008)

For Media and Publication information please visit my website at



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