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About the Artist

Victoria Haven (Seattle) received her BFA in Painting at the University of Washington and her MFA at Goldsmiths College/University of London. Her abstracted drawings and installations, many of which hover between two and three dimensions, center on an interest in the tension between natural landscapes and built space. Haven has received the 2004 Betty Bowen Award, a Stranger Genius award, and won two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships among other awards and residencies. Her solo exhibit, Wonderland, at Howard House in Seattle was reviewed in Art Forum.  Additionally, in 2012 she was the recipient of a CityArtist Project award from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and in 2013 she was a recipient of the Neddy at Cornish Awards.  In 2013 she was also featured in CityArts Magazine.

Haven received a 2006 GAP to help offset the expense of traveling for the purpose of installing her work, which is part of a national traveling group show titled Over + Over that began showing in 2005. Haven is the only Northwest artist represented in the show.  She is also a 1992 GAP award winner.

Update from the Artist: Victoria's work was chosen to be in the King County Public Art Collection for their portable arts collection.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.