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ABOUT

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BIO

 

Victoria Walton is a multidisciplinary artist living in Baltimore. They have an MFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University and a BFA with a focus in ceramics from Towson University. Their work has been exhibited at venues such as the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference, Baltimore Clayworks, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Walton is an adjunct professor and a community organizer of inclusive ceramics workshops. 

Victoria explores the wonder and complexity of Black identity, creating sculpture and video works that center the narratives of women and gender-expansive people. She draws from her own life: reflecting on the intersection of her identities, their chronic illness-disability and queerness. Their work illustrates the societal and interpersonal dynamics that build and break us down simultaneously, making multi-layered connections between clay[terra], nature, and the body.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

 

2023          MFA in Ceramic Art - New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) 

                     at Alfred University - Alfred, NY 

2021            BFA in Ceramics- Towson University - Towson, MD

​2014           AAS Fashion Design - Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY

 

AWARDS/GRANT/RESIDENCIES

 

2024         Pratt>Forward Fellowship, NYC

2023         Short-Term Artist In Residence, Baltimore Clayworks, MD

2021           Internship with Cristina Cordova, Penland, NC, February 

2020         Farmhouse Pottery BIPOC Scholarship

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2024         Revisit/Reimagine, Banneker-Douglas Museum, MD

2023          Salt Eaters, NOMUNOMU, Baltimore, MD

2023          Clay Holds Water, Water Holds Memory, NCECA, Cincinnati, OH

2023          Distrubuqueeryy, NCECA, Cincinnati, OH

2023          Figuring Space, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2022          Nyctophobia, The FC Collective, Atlanta, GA

2022          Womxn of Alfred, NCECA, Sacramento, CA

2022          Culture, Strada, New York, NY

2022           MOR Exhibition, Goodyear Art Center, Charlotte, NC

2021           Future Ancestors, Baltimore Clayworks, MD

2021           Repercussions: Redefining The Black Aesthetic, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore 

2021           The Coal Skuttle’s Legacy, Motor House Baltimore, MD

2020          We Are Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, MD

2020          Black Art Matters, Maryland Federation of Art, Virtual

       -     Juror’s Choice - Black Art Matters, Maryland Federation of Art



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023          Body Like A Thorn, MFA Exhibition, Robert C Turner Gallery, NY

2021          Acceptance: A Journey Through Chaos, Creative Alliance, MD  

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


2023        Doorway To Change, October Issue: Flirting With Disaster, Studio Potter

2022        #Cripclay, Amanda Barr, Cecily Whitworth, Carly Riegger, Victoria Walton, NCECA Research                               journal


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2022-            BMORE Clay Series (Founder and Instructor)

              

Bmore Clay Series is a bi-monthly series of ceramic workshops at NoMuNoMu curated for the Baltimore community.  It was created to be a shift away from white-run ceramic centers, creating more of an inclusive atmosphere and building accessibility to the arts.

 

2024             MICA| Adjunct Professor, Figurative Ceramics 

2023             Morgan State University | Adjunct Professor: Ceramics, Sculpture, and Community Arts

2023             MICA| Summer Faculty in Ceramics - Precollege Course

 

2021-2023   NYSCC at Alfred University | Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

                   Sophomore Handbuilding (21’)  and Junior Figurative Sculpture (22’) and Foundations (23’)

  • Maintenance of classrooms and coordinating undergraduate schedules and procedures

  • Firing and organizing the loading of student work in gas and electric kilns

  • Facilitating student critiques, contributing to curriculum,  and providing demos in class

 

October 2020- July 2021                

                    Creative Development Studios - Baltimore, MD | Teaching Artist

 

 September 2017-July 2021 

                             Art With A Heart - Baltimore, MD | Teaching Artist

 

  • Responsible for writing curriculum for a diverse range of primary/secondary age students and adults, such as those with disabilities and those in recovery.             

  • Teaching various forms of art techniques and art history using project-based lesson planning at reoccurring sites

  • Instructing beautification and one-time art installation projects and workshops

GRANTS & AWARDS

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