Victoria Russell(1962-), Artist
Victoria Kate Russell
Artist of 2 portraits
Russell was born in 1962 and studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London and Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. She has held many solo exhibitions, participated in numerous Group Exhibitions and received awards and portrait commissions. Russell has been painting theatre audiences for several years, the viewer becoming the subject of attention of the figures in the painting thus shifting the power dynamic between the viewed and the viewer. Her work incorporates references to both painting and cinema. This brings traditional painting into a contemporary context allowing Russell to recast representations of women. Her portrait Two Women in White won the BP Portrait Award in 2000, and her portrait of Fiona Shaw was commissioned as part of the First Prize.
by Victoria Russell
oil on canvas, 2004