VICTORIA KING MA FRSA
Victoria originally studied art with Charles Gebherd who trained at The Royal Academy. Followed by Foundation Studies at Hornsey College of Art and Fine Art at Walthamstow School of Art /UEL her tutors included Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI RA, Carel Weight CH CBE RA, Olwyn Bowey RA, Jack Smith, Fred Dubery NEAC, Cedric Horner, Richard Rome (sculpture) and writer Iain Sinclair (film studies).
On leaving college she subsequently developed a highly successful career supporting artists, as an arts manager and consultant, organising festivals and innovative projects, with consultancy for The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, Hackney Arts Festival, The ‘FRESH ART’ Fair at Business Design Centre, ArtsMark Awards/ACE, Arts Development Officer LLBarking & Dagenham, and Chair/Director The Hilde Holger Company Ltd. She has also been an Arts Management university lecturer/Academic Advisor and Director of Placements for 17 years within the Cultural Studies Department at Birkbeck UCL, and visiting lecturer at Greenwich, London Metropolitan, Middlesex universities.
On leaving her post in 1994 as the Studios Manager at SPACE Studios, Victoria re-established her painting practice by taking a studio at SPACE Studios Hackney Wick, later transferring in 1999 to The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green where she is still based.
Since leaving Birkbeck in 2011 Victoria has concentrated on her painting practice, on a full-time basis. Developing her passion for the Renaissance and Old Masters, she has researched the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of Renaissance artists. In tandem with this, Victoria is also researching the academic training of English visual artists from the 1700s, which finally evolved to become known as The English School.
Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts
Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.
2017 – ‘Summer Salon’ – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery Hackney London / N22 Open Studios – November at The Chocolate Factory
2016 – ‘SIXTY’ Selected Group Show – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, London / N22 Open Studios – November at The Chocolate Factory
2015 – Group Exhibition – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, Hackney London/ N22 Open Studios – November at The Chocolate Factory
2014 – The Untitled Artists Fair – Chelsea Old Town Hall London/ N22 Open Studios – November at 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, Livry-Gargan, Paris
1994-10 Open Studios – SPACE Studios, & The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London
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