VICTORIA KING MA FRSA
Victoria studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art and Walthamstow School of Art /UEL with tutors 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). Later developing a career in supporting artists spanning 25 years, as arts manager/consultant, she has initiated and managed innovative art projects and festivals. Consultancy includes; The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, London Youth Dance Company, Hackney Arts Festival, ‘FRESH ART’ Fair /The Business Design Centre, Arts Council England Validator ArtsMark Awards, IMT Gallery -ACE Project Evaluator, LBBarking & Dagenham Arts Development Officer /Outreach and Education A13 ARTSCAPE, Director/Chair The Hilde Holger Company Ltd.
Leaving SPACE from the role of Studios Manager in 1994, Victoria re-established her painting practice at SPACE EASTWAY in Hackney Wick east London. In 1999 Victoria moved her studio to The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green north London. Concurrently she worked within the Cultural Studies Department at Birbeck UCL for 17 years as university lecturer, Director of Placements and Academic Adviser. She has worked with prestigious organisations for example; The Mayor’s Thames Festival, TATE, National Portrait Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Royal Opera House, Photographers Gallery, RichMix, LIFT, Iniva, Spitalfields Festival, Philip Glass Ensemble, East London Dance, Jacksons Lane, Batteresea Arts Centre, Watermans Art Centre, with others in USA and Europe. During this period Victoria was also specialist visiting lecturer with Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities.
In 2011 Victoria left Birkbeck to concentrate on her painting practice on a full time basis also researching the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of Renaissance master artists. Additional studies were completed at The Royal Drawing School and LARA. In 2014 Victoria established The Renaissance Atelier to maintain the legacy of traditional old master painting and drawing methods and techniques. In tandem, she is also researching the early academic training of visual artists from the 1700s which finally evolved to become known as The English School of Art.
Victoria King is a Fellow The Royal Society of Arts and Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.
2018 – The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church – Group Show Artists Protest /HS2 Euston Square
2017 – ‘Summer Salon’ – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery Hackney London / & 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
1994-10 Annual Open Studios – SPACE Studios/ & The Chocolate Factory Wood Green London