Victoria Lucas’ artistry lies in the reclamation of landscape, agency and power. The landscapes she creates, mostly in the form of installation, incorporate filmic, set-like constructions that frame imagined characters and narratives, devised to playfully re-agitate the voices of women found in cinema, literature, media and mythology. Some of these characters have been created in response to archival documents, revealing ignored, erased or forgotten voices; whilst others resist inaccurate, media-derived stereotypes. The works reveal politicised, gendered personas, ultimately renegotiating women’s social and psychological positions in place.
Victoria has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia; Chiara Williams Contemporary at London Art Fair; Haarlem Artspace, Matlock and HOME, Manchester. Group shows include Casa Maauad, Mexico City; 91mq Gallery, Berlin; Millennium Galleries, Sheffield and The Front, New Orleans. She holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Norwich School of Art (2004) and an MFA in Fine Art from The University of Leeds (2007). Commissions include a permanent touchscreen artwork for the NHS Wilberforce Health Centre in Hull, a neon artwork for the Leeds Arts University collection and a video artwork for the National Portrait Gallery, London. Victoria won the SOLO award™ in 2016, and has artworks in public and private collections, such as the Tate Archive, MOMA New York, V&A museum and The Media Math collection.