Vanessa Platacis (b. 1973, United States) received a M.F.A. in studio art from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in 2005 and a B.F.A. in painting from New Mexico State University. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions internationally including galleries in Boston, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Miami, New Mexico and France as well as the Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland. Her first museum exhibition was in 2010 at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.  She has been a guest speaker at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and numerous universities along the east coast. Currently, Platacis is a Professor of Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design and is working on several large scale projects.