Victoria is an artist, Senior Lecturer of Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire, board member of Bloc Projects and current PhD scholar at Sheffield Hallam.
Victoria's artworks are often initiated by a physical encounter with a place, site or landscape. She is specifically concerned with the chimerical potential of space; documenting, fabricating or reconstructing places using digital and sculptural means as a way to reposition socially constructed identities. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia; Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Chiara Williams Contemporary at London Art Fair; Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham and HOME, Manchester. She has exhibited in group shows at Casa Maauad, Mexico City; 91mq Gallery, Berlin; Millennium Galleries, Sheffield and The Hepworth, Wakefield.
Recent commissions include a permanent touchscreen artwork for the NHS Wilberforce Health Centre in Hull and a video artwork for the National Portrait Gallery in London. Lucas won the SOLO award™ in 2016, and has artist book works in the Tate Archive, the MOMA New York and the V&A collection amongst others. Lucas holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Norwich School of Art (2004), a MFA in Fine Art from The University of Leeds (2007), and is currently a practice-led PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston and Board Director at Bloc Projects, Sheffield.
Current research uses the analogy of utopian land reclamation as a method to reposition contemporary cultural tropes, specifically in relation to female experiences of place. She is interested in the fluidity of landscape in the context of the post digital age, and her artworks seek to reveal spaces that can objectively interrogate the limiting aspects of feminised stereotypes as an ideological mis-en-scene. Victoria works with video, photography, sound, sculpture, installation and performance.