Victoria is an artist, part-time Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and current part-time PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University.
Victoria incorporates video, sculpture, photography, performance and sound as part of an installation-based practice. She works in response to selected places, drawing from associated cultural references such as mainstream cinema, literature, media and mythology. Theatrical set-like constructions are positioned as heterotopias, and narratives are devised that playfully re-agitate the voice of femininity. This process reveals the site as imagined and separate from reality, whilst allowing a process of reclamation to take place through illusionistic references. Through the act of reclamation, Victoria’s installations are presented as a tool for renegotiating women’s social and psychological positions in place.
Victoria has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia; Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Chiara Williams Contemporary at London Art Fair; Haarlem Artspace, Matlock and HOME, Manchester. She has exhibited in group shows at 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. Lucas 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.