Approved: 24.07.2007

Victoria Lucas

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 24.07.2007

Victoria Lucas is represented by Mark Devereux Projects and is a Fine Art lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. 

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Lecturing, Residencies, Public art, Commissioning, Studio practice
  • Categories: Publication, Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Sculpture




    Victoria Lucas is represented by Mark Devereux Projects and is a Fine Art lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. 

    Interdisciplinary in approach, works often respond to specific places or circumstances that are liminal and in a state of flux. Transitory media and sculptural techniques are used in conjunction with selected subject matter to research the interplay between memory, narrative, absence and temporality.

    CV & Education



    Victoria Lucas is a British artist based in Sheffield. She holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Norwich School of Art, and a MFA in Fine Art from The University of Leeds. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia and group shows at Casa Maauad, Mexico City and Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki. Her recent commissions include a permanent touchscreen artwork for the NHS Wilberforce Health centre in Hull and a video artwork for the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has works in both the Tate Archive and the V&A collection amongst others. She has worked both independently and collaboratively on a number of curated projects and is Board Director of Bloc Projects in Sheffield. Lucas is currently a Fine Art Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.

    University of Leeds, MFA Fine Art, 2007
    Norwich School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), 2004

    Professional Training
    National Film and Television School, 'Explore Filmmaking' Short Course, 2015
    University of Central Lancashire, 'Standard Descriptor One' Teaching Qualification, 2013
    Sheffield Hallam, 'PTLLS' and 'CTLLS' Teaching Qualifications, 2011

    Current Employment
    Fine Art Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Preston — 2011 – Present

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    Interruptions, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, USA, 2013
    As it Transpired, Untitled Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
    Work in Progress, Lumen Screening Lab, Leeds, UK, 2009
    Archive Books, Clarke Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009

    Selected Group exhibitions
    Peak Experiences, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, California, USA, 2015
    The Art of Wandering, In association with CurateSheffield, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, 2015
    Artists’ Moving Image Screening, In association with Mexico, Hyde Park Cinema, Leeds 2015
    Still City, Cupola Gallery at The Blue Moon, Sheffield, 2015 
    Redbridge and the First World War, Redbridge Museum, London, 2014
    Flis Holland and Victoria Lucas, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, 2014
    What is Your Favourite Idea? Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014
    Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, 2014
    Re:Location, Studentski Kulturni Centar, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2013
    Pravidelná linka Topolcany – Sheffield, Nastupiste, Topolcany, Slovakia, 2013
    KALEID 2013, The Art Academy, London, 2013
    That Ever Increasing Distance, Supercollider, Blackpool, UK, 2013
    Wildness Between the Lines, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK, 2013
    Lines of Conflict, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, UK, 2012
    Revisiting Utopia, Pad Gallery, Preston, UK, 2012
    Peering Sideways, Project Space Leeds, UK, 2011
    Follow-ed (after hokusai), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2011
    The Örebro International Videoart Festival, Örebro, Sweden, 2010
    The Swap Project, The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK, 2010
    Philosophy in Practise, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Holland, 2010
    Act Up Hellas, Athen’s Central Metro Station, Athens, Greece, 2009
    Roaming, 91mq Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009
    Inkubator 2, The DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK, 2009
    Signals Through the Flame, PHB Friedrichshöhe Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009
    Athens Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2009
    Stomper Shorts, Bethnal Green WMC, London, 2009
    More Things In Heaven…, Durham Cathedral, Durham, 2008
    From Book to Book, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK, 2008
    Special Collections, University Gallery, University of Leeds, UK, 2007
    S1 Salon ‘I Seek You’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK, 2007
    Testbed, Leeds Met Gallery, UK, 2007

    Curated Projects
    In the City, Hanover Project, Preston, UK, 2014
    Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014
    OPEN, The Art House, Wakefield, UK, 2013
    The Everyday, Film Screening, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2012
    Welcome to the Real World, Project Space Leeds (Exhibition and Publication), UK, 2011
    Promised Land, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2010
    Collect, Westgate Studios Project Space, Wakefield, UK, 2010
    Instinct, The Moor, Sheffield, UK, 2010
    Traces (Friday 13th), 20qm Berlin, Germany, 2009
    A night of Artist’s Video, Lagari, Berlin, Germany, 2009
    Geerten Verheus, 20qm, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany, 2009
    I am the Space Where I am, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2008
    Separations, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds, UK, 2008

    Vapaan Taiteen Tila Residency, Helsinki, Finland, 2014
    Castle Market Art Residency, Art Sheffield 2013, Sheffield, UK, 2013
    Digital Art Labs Residency, In collaboration with the NHS, Hull, UK, 2010
    Artist in Residence, Lumen Arts, Leeds, UK, 2009
    Artist in Residence, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2008 – 2009

    Awards / Grants
    ADP Research Funding, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
    a-n Collaborations Bursary, Vapaan Taiteen Tila Exhibition / Residency,, 2014
    Grant for the Arts Award, Castle Market Project, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2013
    Teaching Equipment Fund & CEREF, University of Central Lancashire, 2013
    Shortlist and Commendation, Neo:artprize, Bolton, UK, 2013
    Teaching Equipment Fund, University of Central Lancashire, 2011 – 12
    Grants for the Arts Award, 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2011
    Arts Council Yorkshire Delegation to Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2009
    AXIS awards, (Awarded MAstars 2007, Artist of the Month July 2009)
    Professional Practise Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2006
    Grants for the Arts Award, Professional Development, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2005
    Commendation in Critical Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, 2004
    Noel Spencer Prize for Life Figure, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2004
    Special Projects Fund, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003
    Capita Award, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003
    Phelan Conan Award, Wakefield College, 2001

    Selected Talks
    Visiting Speaker, ‘Castle Market’, Practising Place, 99 Mary Street, Sheffield, UK, 2014
    Visiting Lecturer, Staffordshire University, UK, 2013
    Visiting Speaker, Blackpool and Fylde College, Blackpool, UK, 2012
    Lecture as part of Books in the Digital World, Coventry University, Coventry, 2012
    Visiting Speaker, University of Leeds, UK, 2012
    Founder / Facilitator of The Loft Studios Arts Education Programme, 2009 – 2010

    Spectre Site-Specific Video Commission, Vespertine in association with York Archaeological Trust, 2015
    National Memory Local Stories Commission, National Portrait Gallery, 2014
    Leeds Canvas Documentary Film Commission, Leeds, UK, 2012
    Quiet Dust Neon Commission, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds UK, 2012
    Bloc Billboard Commission, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2012
    12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Collaborative Public Art Project, Wakefield, UK, 2011 – 12
    Poke, Permanent Touchscreen Commission, Wilberforce Health Centre, Hull, 2011
    Failed Attempts, Conjunction Biennial, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-trent, UK, 2011
    Commissioned Selector and Writer for the 2009 MAstars Award – Axis

    Board Director, Bloc Projects Gallery, Sheffield, UK, 2014 –
    Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2013 –
    Axisweb Artist, 2007 –
    Member of The Berlin Office – International Residency Programme, 2009 – 2010

    Lucas, Victoria (2014). Castle Market. Preston, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from Owen Hatherley, Professor Sarah Wigglesworth and Charlotte Morgan
    Lucas, Victoria (2013). Interruptions. Philadelphia, USA. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from Dr. Mat Gregory and Jacque Liu
    Lucas, Victoria & Wheater, Richard (2012). 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE. Wakefield, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas and Richard Wheater, including texts from Sheila McGregor, Jasmine Patel, Richard Wheater and Victoria Lucas
    Lucas, Victoria (2013). Remedy. Preston, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from John Ledger and Billy Kontoulis
    Lucas, Victoria (2012) U8: Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas