I am a
I am a
based in Melbourne
Engaged in fine art printmaking, drawing, painting, book arts, and cross-disciplinary projects with experience in exhibitions, prize competitions, and residencies.
My practice as a printmaker is focused on large-format intaglio copper plate mezzotints and xylography.
Explorations of the human condition, specifically connectedness and isolation are themes for my artworks.
The idea of the collective subconscious inspires my vision of Humankind as a meta-organism drawing on the dynamics that unite us, not that which divides us. In my works I am trying to capture intense moments of existence, to observe transformation of ordinary into extraordinary. Our emotional ecology defines our decisions about how to be in the world.
In an increasingly mechanised and toxic world it is important to protect our emotional ecology and humanity.
Born in Odessa, Victoria graduated with a double degree in arts and music performance in Ukraine followed up by further degrees of Master in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from The University of Melbourne, VCA.
Victoria confirmed her Ph.D. candidacy in 2011, at Adelaide University.
The distinct quality in her work is inextricably linked with and informed by her parallel career as a musician: her versatility allowed her to combine the career of a solo classical pianist and from 1994-2003 Victoria was an art director and recording artist with platinum record B2 band (Sony Music, 2000).
Victoria’s graduation work was selected for Australia in Japan Art Council Exchange, Tokyo Fine Arts Academy (2006).
Being awarded First Prize in the Second Edition Venice Printmaking Competition resulted in a collaboration with Artevisione and Atelier 3+10 in Venice, Italy (2018).
Explorations of the Human condition, specifically connectedness and isolation are the main themes of her art. The idea of the collective subconscious inspires her vision of Humankind as a meta-organism drawing on the dynamics that unite us, not divide us.
Large scale monochrome works capture the intense moments of existence, our emergence from a state of non-Being into the blissful and transient state of Being and Becoming.
Victoria is a recipient of numerous art awards (Peebles Print Prize People’s Choice Award 2021, International Intaglio Triennial Silver Basket Excellence Award, Ukraine 2021, FPS Artist’s Book Award Grand Prize 2020, Australia, Worlds’ Heritage Triennial 20201, Excellence Honorary diploma, Russia, amongst recent) and her work has been exhibited worldwide in juried and invitational exhibitions. Her solo exhibitions were presented in Italy, Ukraine, and Australia. Victoria’s works are part of significant public and private collections in Australia and overseas (Guanlan Printmaking Museum, China, White World Gallery Ukraine, Vernon National Museum, Canada, and Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts) amongst others.
2023 MUSA International – Photography in the Visual Culture, Volume 2
2022 The ‘Hand magazine’ issue 38
2022 We contemporary “the Visual Culture”
2021 “Moody Blue” Catalogue, Text Liz McDowell Firestation Print Studio, Thumb print Workshop Inc. Mount Gambier and Bathurst Street Printmakers, Sydney, Australia, Firestation Print Studio
2021 Okanagan Print Triennial Vernon, International exhibition of printmaking Catalogue Vernon Public Art Gallery, Canada Text by Dr. Stacey Koosel
2021 InkMasters 5th Print Triennial Finalists group catalogue Cairns, Australia
2021 We are Contemporary Magazine Publication, Musa Natalia Grunic
2020 2nd International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Livno Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica-Livno Bosnia Herzegovina
2020 Firestation Artist’s book Prize article by Douglas Stewart and Diane Soumilas
2020 III International Mini Print Cantabria, Catalogue (Spain)
2020 Imprint magazine Australia The Print Council of Australia
2020 The Hand Printmaking Magazine, issue 30 USA
2020 The Wondering Mind 60×60, Texts: Chris Verheyen, Zora Petrášová, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery
2018 One Belt, One Road International Printmaking exchange, catalogue book, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China
2018 Win-Win Cooperation, Belt and Road International Printmaking
2017 De Profundis Ilya Reyderman full edition poetry St. Petersburg Publishing House, Vita Nova Book Cover
2018 International Printmaking Exhibition, Culture Center Braka, Miladinovci, Struga, North Macedonia, catalogue
2018 North Macedonia Mini Print Biennial Catalogue
2017 “Poet concert” Poems Odessa 2008, Ilya Reyderman
Galleri Heike Arndt DK Berlin
Galleri Heike Arndt DK Kettinge
Galerij Epreuve d’artiste, Antwerp, Belgium
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, Canada
Mini Print Awagami Prize Paper making factory collection
Mini Print Cantabria Collection of the Santander Port Authority, Art Fund Cantabria, Spain
Sofia National Museum, Bulgaria
Geoje Haegeumgang Theme Museum, Geoje, Korea
Guanlan Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica, Livno, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kunst- Haus Grenchen Archive, Switzerland
Ekaterinburg Glavny prospect Gallery of Fine Arts, Russia