Victoria Haven lives and works in Seattle. She received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from Goldsmiths College/University of London. She was the 2004 recipient of ‘The Stranger’ Genius Award as well as the Betty Bowen Memorial Award from the Seattle Art Museum. She also received a Pollock-Krasner Award in 1996 and in 2000. Her work has been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; the Austen Museum of Art, Texas; the Drawing Center, New York; and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, among many others.
“I always think that abstraction is slipping away, that people just aren’t looking…Abstraction, to me, is that fuzzy place, that place between things, where a lot of conflict happens, where a lot of connection happens. Just looking at that building over there and going, okay, this line is in front of that one, but what if it weren’t? Those are really basic observations, but I would like to believe that they could help you open yourself up to ways of thinking that are not so black and white.”-The Stranger