Victoria Potrovitza

Victoria Potrovitza

Lancaster, CA, United States

About Victoria Potrovitza

I’m a visual artist creating hand embroidered pieces of abstract and geometric designs, with some organic elements mixed in, as well. My works are intuitive creations meant to invoke feelings rather than conveying concepts.

Although I began my professional career in architecture, I realized that its technical aspects were limiting my creative freedom, so instead, I began to focus on rendering structures that had more visual appeal than practicality. Still, the abstract feel of architectural compositions stayed with me.

Designing “wearable art” collections bearing geometric patterns were the first step in my artistic career. Hand dyed and painted silk was a way to create my own, unique fabrics. Sketching for my collections and pencil-drawing went hand in hand.

While textiles and fashion-design were important to me, I felt that doing something on my own, free of trends and deadlines, will better serve my creativity. However, I could not give up my fabrics and threads. Hand-embroidered silk and canvas resemble pencil strokes on paper, and this became an essential element of my artistic expression. As I continue to develop creative ideas, I search for new media and techniques to combine in innovative ways, in my future works. This is a never-ending path of exploration and self-discovery to enrich and advance my art.

My works have no hidden messages, just the hope that playful compositions and vivid colors will pleasantly surprise and brighten your mood and surroundings.

I live and work in California.


Education

1982 – 1985 School of Arts, Culture and Art Center of Timisoara, Romania – Courses in Tapestry and Ceramic
MS in Architecture, 1979
UAUIM, Ion Mincu University of Architecture, Bucharest, Romania
BS in Architecture, 1976
Architecture and City Planning Faculty, Polytechnic University Timisoara-UPT, Romania

Events

2001 February - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
2000 September - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
2000 February - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1999 September - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1999 February - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1998 September - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1998 February - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1997 September - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1997 February - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
1996 September - PACIFIC DESIGNER COLLECTION Show, NYC Fashion Week, feature as “Bright Side Art to Wear by Victoria Potrovitza”
Feature in THE GUILD: “Contemporary Crafts THE SOURCEBOOK OF CRAFT ARTISTS GALLERY EDITION 2” Published by: Kraus Sikes Inc. Madison, WI, 1995

Exhibitions

2020 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, MOHA, Lancaster, CA. May 23-June 28, 2020

2020 STARTUP Los Angeles, Art Fair, The Kinny, Venice Beach, February 14-16, 2020

2019-2020 Muskegon Museum of Art, “Excellence in Fiber V”, December 15, 2019 – March 15, 2020, Muskegon, MI.

2019 “Beyond the Surface”, Surface Design Association (SDA), St Louis Artists’ Guild, St Louis, Missouri, September 20 – October 23

2019 34rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 25 - June 23, MOAH Cedar, Lancaster, CA

2019 - Woven Stories, Solo Exhibition, MOAH Lancaster, CA. May 11 – July 21, 2019

2018 - Fiber Artist of San Antonio (FASA) 44th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, December 2018

2018 - Word of Threads Festival, Solo Exhibition in the Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Center, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2018 - 2nd Biennial Fiber National, Workhouse Art Center 2018 Fiber National Exhibition, Lorton, VA.

2018 – 33rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, MOAH Cedar, Lancaster, CA

2018 - Studio Channel Island “Collector Choice 2018” exhibition

2017 - Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit

1986 - Group exhibition, Jerusalem Artist’s House, Israel

1983 - Summer Group Show, The Union of Fine Artists (UAP) Timisoara, Romania