Studio: Spaceworks Gowanus
Discipline: Drawing & Painting
Based In: NYC
Website: Victoria Morales
Born in 1961, Victoria Morales is a product of Spanish Harlem, also known as “El Barrio,” and her early upbringing in this ethnically rich neighborhood has informed her life and work ever since. Since she began drawing at the age of nine through her introduction to oil painting at eighteen, the vibrant colors and rhythms that surrounded her growing up became an integral part of her artistic vision, an approach that she further refined as a student at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City.
Morales’s keen sense of color, her flair for sumptuous shapes and deeply emotional graphic landscapes, often evoke the influence of great surrealist expressionist painters like Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí and Georgia O’Keeffe. Her very personal, iconic symbols, drawn from her experiences as a New York born Puerto Rican and her early memories from “El Barrio,” offer a fascinating window into her formative relationship with her grandmother, the vibrant Spanish-speaking immigrant community that helped shape her and the dreams of a young woman learning her craft from the great masters during frequent visits to New York’s famed Fifth Avenue museums.
2002-2003 Student Art League, Fine Arts
1982-1984 School Of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Major
1981-1982 Bronx Community College, Liberal Arts Major
2013 Art Basel Weekend, Lucid Gallery, Congress Hotel, South Beach, Miami FL.
2013 * “Visions of Abstract”, Keyes Realty, Homestead FL.
2013 * “Visions of Abstract”, CCRC Gallery, Artsouth, Homestead FL.
2011 “Oxidized”, ArtLink Gallery, Miami FL.
2010 * “Oxidized”, Artsouth, Homestead FL.
2009 Group Art Show, Childrens Gallery, Homestead FL.
2008 * Miami Dade College, Homestead FL.
2008 * “Body Parts”, Art Space Gallery, Artsouth, Homestead FL.
2007 Miami Dade College, Homestead FL.
2007 The So Bay Festeval of Arts at Cutler, Miami FL.
2006 The Richmond Cottage, Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami FL.
2006 * “Reflections”, CCRC Gallery, Artsouth, Homestead FL.
2006 “Las Tres Artistas”, CCRC Gallery, Artsouth, Homestead FL.
2006 “Diversity”, curated by Ellie Schneiderman, Miami Dade College, Homestead FL.
2005 “Art and Addiction” The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Wyndham Hotel, Orlando, FL.
2004 “The Art of Recovery”, MOCA: Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC
2004 “Herstory”, New York, NY.
2003 “Artscape”: Emerging Latina Artist, LuLu Enterprises, LLC, Monclair, NJ.
2003 “Women & The Arts”, The Schomberg Museum, New York, NY.