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Louise Victor

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • #346

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

#346

Studio Address
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About The Artist

Artist Statement

 

I have always liked puzzles. When I was a kid I would make them with my dad on his jigsaw. Each piece has a definite purpose, with its own characteristics: color and its forms; line – their directions and textures; the way each piece reflects the light; the changing contours, etc.

They can even be thought of as data points. As these pieces are combined, they become a unified, meaningful whole. You can see “the big picture.”

If one piece is missing, the unity will be broken, which is why the figures are in silhouette. They are waiting to be made whole. They are the shadows of memory, the distant beginnings of these stories.

This is how I see the mystery of life. Each person has  their own individual collection of features, skills and traits. Together, we complete the puzzle

These paintings are songs of praise in an attempt to dispel the darkness of these troubling times and return to a sense of compassion and empathy. They tell the tale of relationships that bring light, love and reverence back into the world.

Biography

Louise Victor is an artist, passionate about her work and eager to inspire others to explore their creativity. Her undergraduate years were spent at Northern Illinois University, continuing her graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Her paintings explode with energy, movement and color, evoking worlds that are familiar, intriguing and captivating.

In addition to her painting, Louise is an educator, having taught and mentored others for many years. Her lectures and workshops have been presented at Arts Benicia, Marin MOCA, the ICB, Jen Tough Gallery and The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Her interest in everything creative has brought her employment as a curator, architectural draughtsman, printmaker, bookmaker and illustrator, along with her painting and drawing.

You can find her work on many book covers, and in magazines and publications including the SF Chronicle, Posit Journal, Hawkhaven Press,, Clockroot Press, Kater Murr Press, Harbor Mountain Press and Rochester Magazine. Her paintings are in many private collections as well as the collections of Northern Illinois University, the University of Minnesota and on permanent display at the University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay Campus.

Foundational to Louise’s visual expression is her many years as an aviator. She is the second woman in the world to qualify as a Captain on the Boeing 757/767 and is greatly influenced by her experiences of flying as a commercial airline pilot, capturing in her paintings the “the feeling of the substance of the air, its supporting power, its buoyancy“.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil Paint, Pastel, Watercolor

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

(415) 308-8390

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

most current:

2021 “National Art Competition,” Crocker-Kingsley, Roseville, CA
2020 “Humankind in Crisis,” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
2019 “Geometry” Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn. NY
2019 “Something About Lines,” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
2018 Art San Diego, represented by Jen Tough
2018 North Bay Fires Anniversary Exhibit, Sonoma State University, CA
2018 Marilyn Citron O’Rouke Art Gallery, Benicia, CA – solo show
2018 Marin Open Studio Exhibition, Corte Madrea, CA
2018 MOS Sausalito, CA
2017 Olsen Gallery, Benicia, CA – solo show
2017 “lifelines,” Mythos Fine Arts Gallery Berkeley, CA

Publications

2018 Vicki Todd, Voices , Balboa Press

2016 Posit Journal, “Woman in Kimono”, Frontispiece: “White Lies” https://positjournal.com/2016/12/16/benjamin-hollander/

2016 Robert Charlton, “Gathered Fragments”
“The combination of representation and abstraction (with historical references and current political themes) is extremely evocative. The emotion in the painting is palpable.”

2015 Hawkhaven Press, Cover Art, “A River Flowing Beside,” by David Miller

2012 Clockroot Press, Cover Art, “In the House Un-American,” by Benjamin Hollander

2007 Kater Murr Press, Cover Art, “Robert Lax”

2006 Harbor Mountain Press, Cover Art, “In the Shop of Nothing”

2006 Harbor Mountain Press, Cover Art, “aerolith”

1999 Hawkhaven Press, Book Illustration, “Spiritual Letters”

1985 Emily Morrison, Rochester Magazine,”In Pursuit of Blue Skies and White Canvas”

Press

2019 Kimberley Lovato, San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/5-ways-to-explore-Sausalito-13848579.php

2016 Michael Whiting, SF Chronicle/SFGate; Photography by Michael Short http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Commercial-pilot-lands-2nd-career-in-fine-arts-10645063.php#photo-11819144

2016 ESCOM Art Journal, “New Art Exhibit”

Education

Description

Louise Victor is an artist, passionate about her work and eager to inspire others to explore their creativity. Her undergraduate years were spent at Northern Illinois University, continuing her graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Her paintings explode with energy, movement and color, evoking worlds that are familiar, intriguing and captivating.

In addition to her painting, Louise is an educator, having taught and mentored others for many years. Her lectures and workshops have been presented at Arts Benicia, Marin MOCA, the ICB, Jen Tough Gallery and The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Her interest in everything creative has brought her employment as a curator, architectural draughtsman, printmaker, bookmaker and illustrator, along with her painting and drawing.

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