Victoria Fuller

Victoria Fuller

Chicago, IL, United States

About Victoria Fuller

Victoria Fuller has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and fellowship awards from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities, and the Illinois Arts Council. She also received an Illinois Arts Council CAAP Grant, and was a resident artist at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY and Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL. Her large-scale public sculpture “Shoe of Shoes” is in the collection of Caleres Shoes in St. Louis. Her sculptures have been commissioned by Sound Transit in Seattle, Comed in Chicago, and Arts in Transit in St, Louis. She has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Bad at Sports, Hyperallergic, American Scientific Blog, The Seattle Times, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Hello Magazine, TWA Inflight Magazine, and Western Art and Architecture Magazine, and her work is featured in the book, “Star Spangled,” Featherweight Press, and the book, “Somewhere In-Between Chicago,” 2018 by Chester Alamo Costello. In 2016 she was featured in Sculpture Magazine’s May issue, as part of the show “Disruption” at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Her most recent large-scale public sculpture, titled ”Canoe Fan,” is installed along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, MI ..........................................................................................................................................................................................

Artist Statement: “As an artist, I allow myself to explore many different avenues and mediums of expression. My artwork materials and subjects vary. I play with both man–made appropriated object assembled into sculpture, sometimes indirectly reflecting forms found in nature, and also some incorporating direct depictions of nature. My common object assemblage work illuminates inherent interactions between industrial design and the natural world, opening a dialogue about human interaction with nature, the influence of nature on humans, humans on nature and the delicate balance of that interaction. Fascinated by forms that have been created for utility and function, everyday objects are an inspiration, but nature is the binding principle behind my work. I don’t limit myself to one genre or the other. Having studied natural science illustration I often gravitate towards making intricate studies of nature, but I also am pulled to finding objects and putting them together into forms that reflect nature. I like to explore different avenues while focusing on both natural and human systems and looking for the correlation or opposition in the comparisons. A recent exploration looks at human systems, using weather, bathymetric and constellation maps, and aerial views of subdivisions.”

Education

1994 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1980 BA, Regis University, Denver, Co

Events

Art Fairs: The Other Art Fair 2018

Spectrum Miami 2016

Exhibitions

2018 -Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, 2018, Evanston art Center, Evanston, IL
Chicago Sculpture International Biennial Exhibition: Design is a Verb! Evanston art Center, Evanston, IL
2017 -The 3rd Terrain Biennial, international exhibition of site-specific outdoor art in front yards, balconies, and porches, Oak Park, IL
-The Vital Art Project, Racine’s Uptown Neighborhood, Washington Avenue Galleries, Racine, WI
-Domestic Disturbances, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
-50 x 50 Invitational / The Subject is Chicago: People, Places and Possibilities, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
-Seeking Location: Mapping and Borders In Art, Lubeznik Center For The Arts, Michigan City, IN
2016 -The Measure of All Things: Rethinking Humanism through Art, University of Buffalo, Department of Art
Gallery, Buffalo, NY
-New Business, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
-True To Form, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
-Tempo Memoria, Museo Internazionale Italia Arte, Turin, Italy
-Making Nature, NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
-Aspects of Realism, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2015 -ADC Fine Art Booth, Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
- -Disruption, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
-Themes in Contemporary Sculpture, Foster Gallery, Eau Claire, WI
-Hybrid’s Paradise, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
-Canoe Imagine Art, Large Scale outdoor installation in Gallup Park of Canoe Fan, Ann Arbor, MI
-Scientificious, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2014 -Invasive Species: The Art of Upcycling, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
-Art Gathering Series: Sculptors Connect, Atrium Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL
-Four Women Artists, The Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL
-Plants, Birds, & Pollinators: Art Serving Science, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
2013 -Chicago Sculpture International Exhibit, Bridgeport Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
-Gallery Artists Group Show, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL
-Great Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Scientific Illustrators Exhibit: Spring Botanicals, Fernwood Botanical --Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles, MI
2012 -Chicago Twelve: At Garfield Park Conservatory, Garfield Park Conservatory, curated by Sergio Gomez, Chicago, IL
-Chicago Twelve: Twelve Artists Mobilizing the Earth, Zhou B. Art Center, curated by Sergio Gomez, Chicago, IL
2011 -Element Flux, Jackson Junge Gallery, presented by Chicago Artists Month, Chicago, IL
-Recycled, Reclaimed, Repurposed, Willis Tower, curated by Nixon Art Associates, Chicago, IL
-Ethereal Fauna, H. F. Johnson Gallery at Carthage College, H. F. Johnson Gallery, Kenosha, WI
2010 -2010: Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
-Countercurrents, Art Chicago at Chicago Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
-CSI on the Boulevard, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
2009 -Art Prize: Grand Rapids, Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
-Size Matters, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL
-Paradise Lost?: Climate Change in the North Woods, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum , Chicago, IL
-Three Person Show, Sears Tower, curated by Nixon Art Associates and sponsored by US Equities Asset Management, Chicago IL
2008 -Chicago Sculpture International Biennale, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL
2007 -Krasl Biennial Sculpture Invitational, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2005 -Light Rail Art Exhibit, Columbia City Gallery, presented by Sound Transit, Seattle WA
2003 -Formed to Function, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2000 -The Really Big Shoe Show, City Museum, St. Louis, MO