HANDMADE UPCYCLED JEWELRY
Victoria is a French American artist, ecologist, and science communicator. Her artistic area of expertise is creating three dimensional art (anything from jewelry to large-scale installations) using reclaimed materials.
Victoria is an artist at heart with the mind and background of an ecologist. Like many, she is concerned with the over consumption prevalent in human society and has always been drawn to visual representations of this excess:
landfills, conch middens, confiscated shark fins,
Through large-scale installations & sculptures, and small scale jewelry, Victoria aims to reconnect us with nature and raise awareness about various issues like plastic pollution, biodiversity loss, sustainable seafood, and women & indigenous rights.
In her free time Victoria volunteers with Surfrider Foundation. She has lobbied congress, collected water samples for the Blue Water Task Force, Managed Community Coastal Cleanups, and assisted with the Ocean Friendly Restaurant Initiative.
March 2020 "Art in the Garden" Exhibition, Tropical Botanical Garden, Key West, FL
February 2020 "Dive into Art: Beauty of Recycling", History of Diving Museum, Key Largo, FL
June 2019 "Visualizing the Plastic Pollution Crisis", KEENfest2019 at Outdoor Retailer, Denver, CO
March 2018 Group Exhibition, ArtSea Festival, Virginia Key, FL
January 2016 Solo Exhibition, Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, VT
December 2015 Group exhibition, Eco Art Gala, Davis Center, Burlington, VT
November 2015 Zugunruhe: A Sculptural Study of Flight, Colburn Gallery, Burlington, VT
October 2020 1st Place: Surfrider Foundation"Found Objects" Competition
April 2019 Honorable Mention: 2019 Washed Up Marine Debris Art Contest
(Hosted by the University of Florida and Sea Grant Florida)
May 2017 Outstanding Senior in Studio Art Award
November 2015 Recipient of College of Arts and Sciences APLE Grant
February 2020 Journal of Shellfish Research, "Queen Conch Hatchery & Nursery Phases User Manual"
March 2019 Big Blue Book, Asian Diver Magazine "Art for Awareness:
The 'Plastic arts' helping us combat the plastic problem"
July 2018 Alert Diver Magazine "The Art of Plastic Pollution"
December 2015 UVM Art Department brochure, “Student Spotlight”
November 2015 The Vermont Cynic (Vol.132 Issue 12), “Student Makes Arch of Art
YOG 2017 The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Environmental Studies and Studio Art. Concentration: Communication of Wildlife Conservation via the Arts.