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 often incorporates sculptural elements with video, photography, sound and performance as part of an installation-based practice. She works in response to geographic place, undertaking fieldwork and drawing from associated cultural references. Recent works have incorporated theatrical, set-like constructions that frame characters and narratives, devised to playfully re-agitate the voice of women found in cinema, literature, media and mythology. Many of these characters have been created in response to archival documents, revealing lost, erased and forgotten voices; whilst others draw from cinematic and media derived tropes that project inaccurate and outdated variations of femininity. A process of reclamation takes place through these multifaceted references, ultimately 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.