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Victoria Wallace


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Peterborough, Canada

Biography

Victoria Wallace is a multi-media artist working, exhibiting and conducting workshops in acrylic, encaustic, watercolour and sculptural media. She had a successful mural and specialty paint finish company in Toronto for over 25 years. Her extensive commissions include work for television, film, theatre, restaurants, businesses and private collections across Canada and internationally. Her paintings reflect the “trompe l’oeil” influence mastered through years of mural painting. Victoria infuses luminance within her subjects, which range from high realism to abstraction.

Victoria Wallace is a multi-media artist working, exhibiting and conducting workshops in acrylic, encaustic, watercolour and sculptural media. She had a successful mural and specialty paint finish company in Toronto for over 25 years. Her extensive commissions include work for television, film, theatre, restaurants, businesses and private collections across Canada and internationally. Her paintings reflect the “trompe l’oeil” influence mastered through years of mural painting. Victoria infuses luminance within her subjects, which range from high realism to abstraction. Read less

Wallace Victoria

In like a Lion - March at Gallery in the Attic


8 March at 16:00 until 5 April at 17:00

This coming month at Gallery in the Attic we present three shows: our members exhibit featuring over 40 local artists, a solo exhibition of works by Jean James, and a display of large scale prints from the Roy Studio collection, in support of the Darkroom Project. Join us for our opening March 8th, 4pm-7pm (We don't want to conflict with Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe at Market Hall at 8).

Show runs Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm, till April 5th.

Admission to the gallery is free.
Donations will be accepted for the Darkroom Project.

Contact us at 705.740.1162



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Solo Art Exhibtion @ Chasing the Cheese, Peterborough,ON


Art on the Street – January 2013

Warm your winter with works from Victoria Wallace at Chasing the Cheese and Bill and Alana Batten at Black Honey

Chasing the Cheese - Victoria Wallace January 2013 to March 23rd/13



Read more: http://www.kawarthanow.com/kawarthanowguide/2013/01/19/art-on-the-street-jan-feb/#ixzz2NuufimOQ


Victoria Wallace Curriculum Vitae


Victoria Wallace Curriculum Vitae
Toronto/Peterborough, Ontario, Canada



Education

Web Design/Photoshop: Fleming College
Graphic Design: George Brown College
Drafting: Humber College
Business Administration: George Brown College



Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2012 Sept 22 – 23: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, Peterborough, Ontario
2012 Jan – Mar: Still ReFrame, Market Hall Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
2011 Sept 24 – 25: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, Peterborough, Ontario
2011 Mar 29 – Apr 17: Wax and Wane – A Solo Exhibit -
Acrylic and Encaustic Paintings by Victoria Wallace, @LucSculpture, Toronto
2010 Sept 17 - Oct 31: In Transit – The Ongoing Journey from Here to There
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, w/Eric David
2010 Sept 18 – 26: Peterborough Lift Lock Centre, Artsweek, Peterborough, On
2010 Sept 25 – 26: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, Peterborough, Ontario
2009 Sept 26 – 27: Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, Peterborough, Ontario
2009 Apr – May: Rendezvous – When Sight and Sound Meet
With Eric David, Laluque Atelier and Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Nov - Oct: Rendezvous – When Sight and Sound Meet, With Eric David, Peterborough
Arts Umbrella, Peterborough, Ontario
2008 Oct 18: Art In The Park, Peterborough Arts Umbrella, Peterborough, On
2008 Mar: Two Woman Exhibit, University of Toronto Faculty Club, With
Cheralea Gilbert, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Dec - Jan: Snowbirds, Insideout Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Sept: St. Clair West Art Walk, Insideout Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Apr: Nuovo Alfabeto, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Ongoing: Art Gallery of Peterborough Store and Art Rental Program, Peterborough, Ontario
2012 Sept - Oct: Instructor’s Exhibit, LucSculpture, Toronto
2012 Apr 17 - 28: Awakening 2012,LucSculpture,Toronto
2011 Ongoing: The Art Gallery of Peterborough - Store
2011 Feb 3 – 14: Romantick, Gallery In The House, Peterborough
2010 Dec: Christmas Exhibition, Gallery In The House, Peterborough
2010 Nov 5 – 6: Art Gallery of Peterborough Art Grab Fundraiser
2010 Oct 4: Park Lawn Junior Middle School Fall Fair Fundraiser, Toronto
2010 May: The Art of the Turtle, KTTC Fundraiser, Peterborough, Ontario
2010 Apr - May: Artspace Calling, Annual Fundraiser, Peterborough, Ontario
2010 Ongoing: Art Gallery of Peterborough Gift Shop
2009 Feb – Mar: People Places, York Artists Guild, The Assembly Hall, Humber
College, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Dec: Christmas Kawartha Artists’ Gallery Exhibit, KAGS Gallery,
Peterborough, Ontari0
2008 Dec: Peterborough Arts Umbrella Christmas Exhibition, PAU Gallery,
Peterborough, Ontario
2008 Sept - Local Eyes, PAU Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
2008 Aug – It’s Our Earth - Let’s Preserve It!, YAG, Celine Attard Gallery,
Toronto, Ontario
2008 Apr: Faces and Figures, Kawartha Artists’ Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
2008 Mar: PAU Members’ Show, Peterborough Arts Umbrella Gallery,
Peterborough, Ontario
2008 Mar: Spring- York Artists Guild, University of Toronto Faculty Club, TO
2007 Dec: KAGS Members’ Show, Kawartha Artists’ Gallery, Peterborough
2007 Dec: Christmas - York Artists Guild, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto
2007 Sept: ArtWalk Executive Show, Visual Arts Ontario Gallery, Toronto
2007 Apr: YAG Exhibit, York Artists Guild, Montgomery Inn, Toronto
2007 Feb: Valentine, YAG, Wesburn Manor Gallery, Toronto
2007 Feb: Black History Month Exhibition, Side Space Gallery, Toronto
2006 Nov: Winter, YAG, Swansea Town Hall, Toronto
2006 Oct: If You Could Read My Mind – An Ode to Gordon Lightfoot,
5ive Artists, University of Toronto Faculty Club, Toronto
2006 Sept: On The Waterfront, YAG, Humber College Assembly Hall, Toronto
2006 Sept: St Clair West ArtWalk, Guest Artist at Watermark Gallery, Toronto
2006 Sept: Side Space Gallery, St. Clair West ArtWalk, Toronto
2006 May: In Print, YAG, Northern District Library, Toronto
2006 Mar: Towards Abstraction, YAG, Assembly Hall, Toronto
2005 Nov: My Toronto, YAG, North York Civic Centre, Toronto
2005 Jun: York Artists Guild Member Exhibit, YAG, Assembly Hall, Toronto



Professional Activities – Murals and Freelance Art Commissions

Ms. Wallace has owned and operated a mural and specialty paint
finish business, I Am What I Art, since 1980. Here are a few of her more
recent commissions:

2008 Leisure World, Scarborough, Alzheimer’s Floor, 4 scenic murals*
2006 Set Painting for Yasmine Blythe made-for-television film (set),
Hot Sets, Toronto
2005 Listo Ristaurante, Toronto
2005 Toyota New Product Line Launch (Backdrop), The Prop House,
Toronto
2005 Canadian Chiropractic Set, Set Design, Mississauga
2004 Health and Beauty, television program (set & backdrop)*, Set Design,
Toronto
1995 Ferrarro Ristaurante, Toronto
1997 Ferrarro Ristaurante, Toronto
2004 Ferrarro Ristaurante, Toronto
2003 Villaggio Ristaurante*, Toronto
2003 Rice Crispies television commercial (mural backdrop) Hot Sets, Toronto
2003 Carlo’s and Charlie’s Mexican Restaurant,
Toronto
2002 Pete and Marty’s Restaurant, Toronto
1996 Earlscourt Child and Family Centre School*, Toronto
1997 Earlscourt Child and Family Centre School*, Toronto
1995 Il Fornello, Delisle Court, Toronto
1995 Peppinello Ristaurante*, Toronto
1990 Peppinello Ristaurante*, Toronto







Community Activities/ Volunteer Work


2009 Nov 7: The Art School of Peterborough’s 14th Annual Art Auction, Market Hall, Peterborough
2009 Oct 23: Art Auction and Art Grab, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
2009 Jury for Art in the Park with April Steele, Peterborough Arts Umbrella, Peterborough
2009 Jury for Victory Art Supply for The Best of High School Art, Kawartha
Artists Gallery & Studio, Peterborough
2009 The Best of High School Art, Volunteer, Kawartha Artists Gallery & Studio, Peterborough
2009 Art Space Annual Fundraiser, Peterborough
2008 Jury for Victory Art Supply, The Best of High School Art, Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio,
Peterborough
2008 Jury for Art in the Park with April Steele, Artsweek, Peterborough
2008 Jury/Member Art Committee, Peterborough Arts Umbrella, Peterborough
2007 Aug: St Clair West ArtWalk Fundraiser, Laluque Gallery, Toronto
2007 Diabetes Marathon Fundraiser Mural, with Illona Muszynski-Piette,
Mississauga
2006 St. Clair Services for Seniors, Toronto (Volunteer mural w/YAG
members)
2006 Port Perry mural for Sharon Deering, Port Perry (Volunteer*)



*with Nancy Anderson, Christine Wallace, Daniel Gilmartin, Robert Wallace, Marcia Zamble,
Illona Muszynski-Piette and R. Scott Delaney, variously.




Memberships and Affiliations

CARFAC
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough
Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio, Peterborough
Art Space, Peterborough
Victory Art Supply, Peterborough
York Artists Guild, Toronto
Karma Creative, Toronto


Spring Acrylic Workshops at the Art Gallery of Peterborough


3 Different Acrylic Workshops on 3 Consecutive Sundays in April 2013 - the 14th, 21st and 28th at the Art Gallery of Peterborough with Artist Instructor Victoria Wallace!


Ontario Arts Council Grant


I am proud to announce that I received an Ontario Arts Council Grant for the exhibition, In Transit - The Ongoing Journey From Here to There, with Eric David, at the Art Gallery of Peterborough Sept 17/10 to Oct 31/10.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ontario Arts Council
for the generous grant. I would also like to thank the recommender,
The Art Gallery of Peterborough, particularly the former curator,
Pam Edmonds, for recommending me as a recipient of the grant.


Victoria Wallace - Artist's Bio


Victoria Wallace is a multi-media artist working, exhibiting and conducting workshops in acrylic, encaustic, watercolour and sculptural media. She had a successful mural and specialty paint finish company in Toronto for over 25 years. Her extensive commissions include work for television, film, theatre, restaurants, businesses and private collections across Canada and internationally. Her paintings reflect the “trompe l’oeil” influence mastered through years of mural painting. Victoria infuses luminance within her subjects, which range from high realism to abstraction.


Victoria Wallace - Artist Vision Statement


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I believe that artistic inspiration is available to us all. It is a matter of being present, and observing the world around us. However, as a life-long self-employed and freelance artist, my hands-on practical experience and commercial arts background implore me to address the reaction of the viewer. I create artworks that reflect this deeply intertwined dichotomy within my artistic psyche.

My diametrically opposed methods begin with a deliberate intent and passion towards my subject. These are often quiet images at the outset of my approach. Then my alter ego enters the process. The uncertainty of my imagined/perceived reactions of viewers unleashes a dualistic inner battle. The results cause my art to be simultaneously calming and unsettling, playful and threatening, comical and cryptic.

In the creation of more surreal and abstract artworks, I take the opportunity to minimize and even avoid specific subjects and let paint, color and form interact. As my artwork develops and my connection to it deepens, I become the simple transporter of the message that first inspired me, free to allow the random intention of each brush stroke to evoke my passion within and towards the given medium. These less realistic pieces are almost a therapeutic flip side in process to the more representational artwork in my practice.

The emotional and spiritual synergy the viewer brings to each piece of my art, drives and challenges my creative process.