Vessna Perunovich is a Yugoslavia-born Canadian artist who works in a variety of media that ranges from sculpture and painting to video installation and performance. She immigrated to Canada settling in Toronto, Ontario in 1988. A nationally and internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary visual artist, Perunovich uses a variety of media for her creative expressions, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and performance. In her sculptures, she is known to use pantyhose as symbol for societal restrictions imposed on individual full self-realization. She has been a recipient of grants from the Canada Council of the Arts, Ontario Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council. Her survey exhibitions Borderless and Emblems of Enigma toured prestigious galleries and museums across Canada and Europe. Perunovich’s work has been shown internationally at the 8th Havana Biennial in Cuba, the Second Tirana Biennial in Albania, the XII International Art Biennial of Cerveria in Portugal, the IV Cetinje Biennial in Yugoslavia, the VI Vrsac Biennial in Serbia and Montenegro, and at ARTiade 2004 in Athens, Greece. In Canada, she has exhibited in nuite blanche, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Textile Museum of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, CAFKA, and in numerous public and artist-run galleries across the country. Her work has been reviewed in Canadian Art, Espace Sculpture, Flash Art, C Magazine, The Globe and Mail and Border Crossings. She is represented by Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto.