Victoria Steel (b. 1994)

 

(b. 1994) Victoria Steel is an award-winning realist artist and private instructor. Her work can be found in private collections across the US, and has been exhibited at venues in NYC, Barcelona, Philadelphia, and Tulsa, OK. 

Victoria spent a fair bit of her early childhood sniffing scented markers and chewing up old crayons. She found that drawing and painting were her obsessions; and so, Victoria decided to form her passion for art into a viable career. It was in 2012 when she was presented an immediate seat at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis studio. As an artist studying under the talented trompe l’oeil artist, Anthony Waichulis, Victoria aimed to develop a high level of technical skill so she, too, could enjoy drawing and painting realistically. Victoria graduated from Ani Art Academy Waichulis in 2017, and now uses those skills to paint anything that she is inspired to create. She now resides in Red Bank, NJ.

 

EDUCATION

2012- 2017 Ani Art Academy Waichulis

 

REPRESENTATION

2015- Current THE LOVETTS GALLERY | Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

SHOWS

  • 2013 Capturing Realism | Misericordia Univerisity | Dallas, PA
  • 2014 Heroes, Villians, Myths, & Legends | Rehs Contemporary Gallery Inc. | New York, New York
  • 2014 Small Works, Big Ideas | Mainstreet Gallery | Kingston, PA
  • 2014 Heart of Wires | Arch Enemy Arts | Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015 Sexes | Rehs Contemporary Gallery Inc. | New York, New York
  • 2015 Lollipop Guild | Lovetts Gallery | Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2015 Capturing Realism | Misericordia University | Dallas, PA
  • 2015 The Birds | Lovetts Gallery | Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2015 International Art Renewal Center's Salon Exhibit 2014-2015 | MEAM | Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 International Art Renewal Center's Salon Exhibit 2014-2015 | Salmagundi Club | NYC
  • 2016 Synesthesia | Rehs Contemporary Gallery Inc. | New York, New York
  • 2016 FahrenheitLovetts Gallery | Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2016 From Near And Far | AFA Gallery | Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 2016 The Cauldron | Lovetts Gallery | Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2017 The Red Show | Lovetts Gallery | Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2017 International Art Renewal Center's Salon Exhibit 2015-2016 | Salmagundi Club | NYC
  • 2017 International Art Renewal Center's Salon Exhibit 2015-2016 | MEAM | Barcelona, Spain
  • 2017 Capturing Realism | Misericordia University | Dallas, PA

 

AWARDS

  • 2015 Art Renewal Center 2014- 2015 Salon: First Place Drawing Category
  • 2015 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition: First Place
  • 2015 Illuxcon Scholarship
  • 2016 Portrait Society's "Art of the Portrait" Conference Scholarship
  • 2016 Art Renewal Center 2015- 2016 Salon: Finalist & Purchase Award Recipient

 

WORKSHOPS

  • Language of Drawing Curriculum Workshop | Feb 28th, 2016
  • Drawing the Portrait: First Steps (w/ Dan Christian) | Nov 19th & 20th, 2016

 

CURATION

  • 2016 From Near And Far | AFA GALLERY | SCRANTON, PA