Born in 1975 - United Kingdom
Victoria Horkan was born in South Yorkshire and is now living and working in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Her education began at Bretton Hall College before moving onto studying an MA at Huddersfield University.
Her studies into textile design meant she could explore with vigour the tangible tactile qualities using unconventional materials. Layering plaster with thick undiluted oil paint gave rich, painterly textures with a sense of fragility and evocativeness.
More recently the use of a raw, organic colour palette, depicting elements of movement is the artist’s upmost intention. Victoria Horkan's work celebrates the simplest of forms and delivers them into a contemporary age that conveys honesty and emotion. The relationship between her ability to manoeuvre paint and express fluidity and energy, is clever yet unintentional.
There’s an apparent flexibility in her creativity which is explorative and challenges the scale of how each form is depicted. Each one of Victoria Horkan's paintings takes her upon another journey, admitting that some of the textures created are accidental she develops these areas into the focal point for the next piece.
"Affordable Art Fair New York Affordable art fair
Brussels Wills Art Warehouse, London London
ArtFair Singapore Art Fair Off The Wall Gallery Cardiff
Women’s group show"
"The Unit Gallery, Covent Gardens
Cloud Gallery, Brighton
Gallery Off The Wall, Cardiff "
"Modern Artists Gallery, Berkshire
Affordable Art Fair
The Unit Gallery, Cheshire "
"Battersea Affordable Art Fair, October.
Degree Art, Vyner Street, London, Group Show.
Bristol Art Fair, May.
La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, Solo Show.
Off The Wall Gallery, Cardiff. Group Show.
Bluemoon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Group show.
"Exhibited at Lloyd Gill Gallery Weston Super Mare Entitled “Exploring Fluidity”.
Group show at The Gallery Outside the Square, Kent.
Group show The Art Gallery Tetbury Gloucestershire.
Meller Merceux Gallery, Oxford. Group show.
Meller Merceux Gallery, Witney. Solo show, Natures Paradise.
Bluemoon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells. Group show."
"Exhibited at InterfaceFLOR, London.
Exhibited at Roa Gallery, London.
ArtSlant online juried exhibition.
Manchester, Buy Art Fair.
Select Artist, Castletown, Isle-of-Man
Solo exhibition, by appointment only, Leeds."
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