Bio

VICTORIA KING  MA FRSA

Victoria King studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art and Walthamstow School of Art /UEL, with tutors to include Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Olwyn Bowey RA, Jack Smith, Fred Dubery NEAC, Cedric Horner, Richard Rome and writer Iain Sinclair /film studies. 

Victoria then developed a highly successful career as a consultant and arts manager initiating innovative art projects and festivals. Consultancy included; The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, London Youth Dance Company, Hackney Arts Festival, ‘FRESH ART’ Business Design Centre, Arts Council England ArtsMark Awards, IMT Gallery/ACE Project Evaluator, LBBarking & Dagenham Arts Development Officer/Outreach and Education A13 ARTSCAPE, Director/Chair The Hilde Holger Company Ltd, Trustee/Bedford House.

On leaving the post of Studios Manager with SPACE Studios, Victoria re-established her painting practice again, by renting a SPACE studio in Hackney east London from 1994-1999. She subsequently moved to The Chocolate Factory north London from 2000-2018, regularly participating in annual Open Studios, though recently is now once again a SPACE artist.

From 1994-2011 Victoria concurrently worked as a specialist university lecturer, Director of Placements/Academic Adviser with Birkbeck UCL, working with many prestigious organisations within London, UK and internationally. (Victoria also worked as a BA/MA visiting lecturer with Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities). 

In 2011 when Victoria left Birkbeck, she has concentrated on her painting practice on a full time basis. Since then she has researched the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of Renaissance master artists, with additional studies being completed at The Royal Drawing School and LARA. 

As a consequence of these studies Victoria is now investigating the earliest academic training of visual artists from the 1700s, evolving into The Royal Academy of Arts, and also known as The English School of Art.

Professional Memberships:

The Royal Society of Arts – Fellow

The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars – Liveryman

Exhibitions: 

2018 –   Essex Art Club – Group Show Wanstead House 

             The Crypt Gallery, Group Show Artists Protest /HS2 Euston Square

2017  –  ‘Summer Salon’ Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery/N22 Open Studios

2016  –  ‘SIXTY’ Selected Group Show – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, London / N22 Open Studios

2015  –  Group Exhibition –  Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, Hackney London / N22 Open Studios 

2014 –  The Untitled Artists Fair – Chelsea Old Town Hall London/ N22 Open Studios – November The Chocolate Factory

2013 –  Solo Exhibition  – Eggison Daniel, Mayfair London / Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory London N22

2012 –  Le Muir Vivant Gallery, Pimlico London  / Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory London N22

2011 –  Open Studios – The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London

2010 –  UK Artists Group Exhibition – French Office of Tourism/Collage Arts, Livry-Gargan, Paris

1994-2010 Annual Open Studios – SPACE Studios/ & The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London