Gorditas de Chicharrón 5

About Miss Van

A trailblazing street artist, Miss Van (née Vanessa Alice Bensimon) has been creating her signature sloe-eyed, full-lipped, darkly burlesque poupée (doll) paintings since the age of twenty, when she was living in her hometown of Toulouse, France. Her poupées are provocative, erotic, and uninhibitedly sexual, and function as an extension of the artist’s feelings. Now based in Barcelona, Miss Van focuses almost exclusively on studio art. Since shifting from the outdoors to an indoor setting, Miss Van’s poupées have grown increasingly refined due to the artist’s exploration of new materials and techniques. Her recent “Ballerina” series features poupées in anthropomorphic masks. The images are inspired by vintage erotic portraiture and address themes of identity, fetish, and freedom.

French, b. 1973

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Miss Van: Glamorous Darkness, StolenSpace Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Ch. ACO'16, Isabel Croxatto Galeria, Santiago
2016
Grand Opening, Allouche Gallery, New York
2015
The Reasons For The Seasons, StolenSpace Gallery, London
2015
FESTIN DE ARTE at Isabel Croxatto Galería, Isabel Croxatto Galeria, Santiago
2015
'Freedom' A Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, Berlin
2014
Spectrum: Winter Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London