CCS DEPARTMENT
OF ART PRACTICE:
2020 Senior Exhibition





Victoria is an artist that works in multi disciplinary practices around the realm of mental illnessand its linkage to domesticity. She is currently attending College for creative studies, working towards her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and was awarded the Women Painters and Sculptures Scholarship of Detroit and the CCS Academic Scholarship for all four years of undergrad. Her recent gallery experiences have been showing work and helping curate the Student Exhibition Opening show at College for Creative Studies from 2017-2019. Victoria has shown work in a group shows at Holding House Gallery, Tangent Gallery, SocraTea, and in a House-warming Art Exhibition, and Herman Kiefer in Detroit. She has also been an assistant to notable Detroit artist, Scott Hocking, working at the Fortress Studios in Detroit. She has also for the last two years of her undergrad been an assistant to, Chido Johnson, the section-chair of Sculpture and Experimental Media at CCS.




Insomnia, 15ft by 7ft, Lamp, Curtin, Curtin rod, Feathers, Plastic wrap, projection, fan, bedside table, 2019


Anxiety, 7ft by 15ft, Fabric, stuffing, toilet, sink, mirror, showerhead, tampon box, tampons, scale, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, trashcan, soap dispenser, light, cotton ball dish, 2019



Anxiety, 7ft by 15ft, Fabric, stuffing, toilet, sink, mirror, showerhead, tampon box, tampons, scale, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, trashcan, soap dispenser, light, cotton ball dish, 2019


Mania, 5 ½ ft by 3ft, Yarn, cement, 2019


I am interested in creating experiences for people through objects and spaces. I focus on using sensory methods, meditative and obsessive processes to create contrasting juxtapositions between textures and heighted colors in order to heighten the viewers experience. For example, in one of my rug pieces I juxtaposed brightly colored yarn with grey cast hard cement. Or in the bathroom installation I showed at Herman Keifer I used soft materials and padding working in masking hard bathroom objects. Through these highly distinct polarities I am creating a metaphor for mental states, more specifically, what bipolar disorder and anxiety feel like. My materials and objects often reference the domestic space of the home. Using a tactile and sensory method, the body moves inconjunction with that object or space. I have found a big connection between mental health and domesticity. A domestic space ties to deeply rooted memories, certain objects allow a person to react very specifically to them. I use this knowledge to create work that immediately allows the viewer to feel familiar and connected with but also warp it just enough so that they are able to understand its unfamiliarity, feeling disconnected yet connected at the same time. 






Department of Art Practice, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.