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GILL NET

GOWN

PLASTIC DEBRIS

WARRIOR

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WOVEN

WAVES

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INVASIVE OYSTER 

CHANDELIER

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ZUGUNRUHE: A
SCULPTURAL STUDY OF FLIGHT

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KEEN FESTIVAL

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PLASTIC 
DEBRIS TURTLE

INSTALLATIONS

Re-designing Excess

HANDMADE  UPCYCLED JEWELRY

Re-designing Excess

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ABOUT

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.

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Exhibitions

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

Awards

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

 

 

 

Publications

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”

 

Education

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.

 

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ARTWORK INSPIRED BY NATURE