Bio

  
‘My paintings evolve slowly – in layers of paint and meanings and as each stage of my painting is completed, a new layer builds upon the previous towards a final composition and vision.  By drawing upon the work of historic master artists, yet still embedding my subjects within daily life – this grounds my work and invites the viewer to reflect, to ultimately seek meanings for themselves…
….My ongoing research into Renaissance Master Artists underpins my practice, to explore the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques from over 500 years which still hold value for painters today.  At the same time I am able to understand and establish links with them across the centuries, giving me the privilege to fully appreciate their lives and ultimate vision.’
BIO :
Victoria King MA FRSA is a fine artist, academic and arts consultant who as a young pupil first studied art with Charles Gebherd trained at The Royal Academy, and also classical ballet with Kathleen Crofton/Anna Pavlova, Markova-Dolin Companies. This was followed by Fine Art studies at Hornsey College of Art and Walthamstow School of Art /UEL with tutors Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Jack Millar, Jack Smith, Fred Dubery NEAC, Olwyn Bowey RA, Richard Rome FRSS and writer Ian Sinclair/Film Studies.
King has worked within the creative cultural sector for decades, with local authorities, government agencies, artists/impresarios and arts organisations to include; ACE, LBCamden, LBBarnet, LBHaringey,LBB&Dagenham/A13 Artscape Public Art Project, pARTS Consultancy, Paton Gallery, IMT Gallery, Photographers Gallery, EastSide Educational Trust, ARCH Theatre Ensemble, Studio 3 Arts, East London Dance, SHAPE London, Robin Howard CBE, Sir Bob Cohan CBE, Viv Bridson/London Contemporary Dance Trust, John Chesworth OBE/National Youth Dance Co, Yorkshire Dance Centre, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Leonie Urdang/Academy, Sir Mark Featherstone-Witty OBE/BRIT School Performing Arts, and Hilda Holger Company.  Post-graduate studies gained an MA in Arts Management City University London studying with Professor John Pick, and King establishing Arts Management Consultancy in 1994.
In 1994 King re-established her fine art practice from a SPACE Studio/Hackney Wick upon leaving SPACE as Studios Manager managing 14 studio complexes across London.

Concurrently King drew upon her experience to work as a creative sector university Lecturer, Placements Director/and Academic Adviser with Birkbeck UCL for the following 17 years until 2011. She was also a Visiting Lecturer in Cultural Studies with Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities.  
In 1998 King moved studio to CF1 at The Chocolate Factory Wood Green where she worked until 2018, as below.
            
In 2018 due to the site being scheduled for redevelopment, King moved back again to SPACE Studios Hackney Wick as below – exhibiting in Hackney WickED 2019. 
       
Also since 2011 King has completed studies with The Royal Drawing School, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Wallace Collection and LARA, specifically to research the lives and traditional working methods of both Northern and Italian Renaissance artists.  Other interests include exploring the influence of these methods and practices on English artists during the 1700’s – becoming The English School of Art.
LIVERYMAN – THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ARTS SCHOLARS   
FELLOW        – THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS 
TRUSTEE       – BEDFORD HOUSE, Buckhurst Hill Community Association
EXHIBITIONS:
2019  Group Exhibition – Wanstead House, Essex Art Club London.
    
2019 Group Exhibition – The Trampery, Hackney WickED, London.
2019 Group Exhibition – House Mill Gallery, Essex Art Club Bromley by Bow. 
2019 Group Exibition – The View /Epping Forest, Essex Art Club.
2018 Group Exhibition  – Wanstead House, Essex Art Club.        
2018 Group Exhibition – The Crypt Gallery, HS2 Artists Protest, London.
2018 N22 Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.
2017 Group Exhibition – Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus Hughes Gallery
 
 
2017 N22 Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.
 
2016 Group Exhibition – ‘SIXTY’  – Lubomirov/Angus Hughes Gallery.
     
2016 N22 Open Studios -The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London. 
2015 N22 Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.   
2014 The Untitled Artists Fair – Chelsea Town Hall, Chelsea London. 
2014  N22 Open Studios – The  Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.
2012/13 N22 Open Studios -The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.
2011  Group Exhibition – Le Mur Vivant Fine Art Gallery,Pimlico London. 
           
2011 N22 Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green London.
2010 ‘Les Peintres d’Haringey’ – L’Office de Tourism Livry-Gargan, Paris.
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2000-2010 Annual Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory, London.
1994-99 Annual Open Studios – SPACE Studios, Hackney London.

Full copyright applies  – Victoria King MA FRSA Website 2017-2020