VICTORIA KING MA FRSA
Victoria studied at Hornsey College of Art and Walthamstow School of Art /UEL, and 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 and writer Iain Sinclair (film studies). Initially developing a career in supporting artists as arts manager/creative consultant, she initiated and managed innovative art projects and festivals etc. Consultancy includes; The BRIT School for Performing Arts, London Contemporary Dance Trust, Hackney Arts Festival, ‘FRESH ART’ Fair /The Business Design Centre, Validator ArtsMark Awards for ACE, IMT Gallery/ ACE Project Evaluator, Outreach and Education Officer A13 ARTSCAPE and Arts Development Officer/London Borough Barking & Dagenham, Director/Chair of The Hilde Holger Company Ltd.
Leaving SPACE as Studios Manager in 1994, Victoria re-established her painting practice by working at SPACE EASTWAY Hackney Wick east London. Later in 1999 moving studio to The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green north London. Concurrently, she worked for 17 years within Birkbeck UCL, Cultural Studies department as a university lecturer, Director of Placements and eventually Academic Adviser. As the Director of Placements she brokered these 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 a specialist visiting lecturer with Greenwich, London Metropolitan and Middlesex universities.
In 2011 Victoria left Birkbeck and was then able to concentrate on her painting practice on a full time basis, also researching the specialist oil painting and drawing techniques of Renaissance master artists, further studies completed at The Royal Drawing School and LARA, in conjunction with private study. Victoria established The Renaissance Atelier in 2014 to teach, and maintain the legacy of these old master methods and techniques for visual artists. 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 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