2006 Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC


2018  X: Ten Year Anniversary, WALLSPACE Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2018  Wonderous Ways, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2018  The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2017  Day Trip, Gallery 555, Toronto, ON 

2017  Layers; Women Artists of Our City, Partial Gallery Pop-Up, Toronto, ON

2017  The Interior Design Show, Partial Gallery Booth, Toronto, ON

2016  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2016  Between Land and Water, Solo Exhibition and Fundraiser for SKETCH, Private Residence, Toronto, ON

2015  Fragments, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2015  The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2014  Bean Art Exhibition, MakeWorks Studio, Toronto, ON

2014  Piano Children, Solo Exhibition, Ben Navee Gallery, Toronto, ON        

2014  Open Studio, Gutterbird Studios, Toronto, ON                    

2013  Salon Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON        

2010  Under the Table, Dahlhouse Productions Pop-Up, Los Angeles, CA

2009  El Interior, Solo Exhibition, Galeria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

2007  Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto, ON                

2006  Off Subject, Nota Bene Gallery, Montreal, QC

2006  Annual Graduating Student Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC     


2015  The Artist Project, TYPE Competition, 3rd Place Winner 

2006  Concordia University, Cecil Buller John J.A. Murphy Scholarship for Drawing


Winter 2014  Feature in Descant Magazine, The Dead, the Divine and the In-Between, Issue 163; The Brink and the Break

November 2013  Iskuhi Avagyan, Taking the Leap; An interview with Vanessa McKernan,  

July 2013  Leander Kalil, On the Artist Vanessa McKernan

September 8, 2009  Al MacLeod, Painting a Mi’kmaq Legend, Guardian Newspaper, Charlottown P.E.I


2015  Lakeshorts International Film Festival Art Auction and Fund Raiser 

2015  The Advocates’ Society Art and Wine Auction