Tape, ink, vellum, pins, shadow
90" x 138" x 1"
  Lopsided Narcissist
mirrored mylar, vellum, pins, paint
24" x 51" x 1"
  Horizontal Split
ink, tape on paper
21" x 30"

Victoria Haven

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.


1999                       Goldsmiths College/University of London, Masters in Fine Art.

1989                       University of Washington, Seattle, BFA in Painting.


National Awards

2001                       International Residencies for Artists—Grant

2000                       Pollock-Krasner Fellowship 

1996                       Pollock-Krasner Fellowship

1995                       Art Matters, Inc. New York Grant

1994                       Travel Grant for MacDowell Residency

Local Awards

2004                       Artist Trust -Fellowship award

2004                       The Stranger’ Genius award for a visual artist

2004                        Seattle Art Museum (Betty Bowen) award

2004                       Nominated for “Neddy” fellowship

2001                       Seattle Collects -Purchase Award, Seattle Arts Commission

2000                       Poncho Special Recognition Award (Seattle Art Museum)

2000                       PONCHO Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Fine Arts          

1992                       Washington State Artist Trust  GAP Grant

1991                       King County Arts Commission Gallery Grant


2001                       Vivenda Santa Iria,  Penedo,Portugal

1995                       Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

1994                       The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough,  NH


Upcoming Exhibitions

Jan. 2005              The Art Gym- Marylhurst College, Portland (Group show)

Jan 2005               Material Evidence @ the Krannert Art Museum

April 2005              Infrastructure @ Voltaire Space, London, England (Group Show)


Solo  Exhibitions

Sept/Oct 2004      ‘WONDERLAND’ @ Howard House

Spring 2004          -“Apparent Horizon  @ PDX Contemporary Art,Portland.

Spring 2003          PICA wall project (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art) Foyer Wall Installation

Oct. 2002               ‘Acts of Drawing’ @ Howard House, Seattle

Feb, 2002              Tetris Drawings and Other New Work @ PDX Contemporary Art, Portland,

2000/01                 Borg Drawings—Resistance if Futile’ @Howard House,Seattle, WA (December/January)

1996-1991,           Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA


Group Exhibitons

Feb,2002/03         Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces, curated by Anne Ellegood from the New Museum & Rhonda Howard. The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

Sept.2002             Drawing Center, New York, Selections Benefit Show

Sept. 2002            Multiplex at Bumbershoot , Seattle.  Curated by Michael Van Horn

Oct, 2001               LineFormColor, Howard House, Seattle Wa

Sept, 2001            "12 Views", Drawing Center, New York City, NY

2000                       Ways of Living, Tablet Gallery, London

99/2000                 Drawing Space, Curated by Beth Sellars at the Suyama Space, Seattle.

1999                       Air Hockey  Howard House,  Seattle Wa

1999                       Goldsmiths College, 1999 MA show.London, England

1999                       Ways of Living, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Curated by Rozalind Drummond

1998                       Insignificants,   Malmo,Sweden

1998                       Officeworld,  London, England. Curated by Karolyn Hatton

1998                       The Globe Gallery, Flashpoint, Tyne and Wear, England

1996                       Kirkland Art Center, Drawings by Beffel,Chambers,Haven, Jones,

1995                       Open Space Gallery, Victoria B.C. Canada. Abstraction =Representation.

                                ( 10 Northwest artists) curated by Matthew Kangas.    

1994                       The SPACE Gallery,  Chicago,  “Contrari-wise Painting”,                                                                                            Abstraction=Representation.  Curated by Steve LaRose.

1992                       Jamison/Thomas Gallery, "Sign of the Cross", Portland, OR.

                                Curated by Chase Rynd, Director. Collaboration with Gail  Grinnell

1991                       King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, WA

                                "Five Artists/Five Wall

1990                       Center on Contemporary Art, Northwest Annual, Seattle, WA.

                                Curated by Benny Andrews.

1988                       Blake Gallery, Seattle, WA.


Publications and Reviews


2004                       The Stranger, Vol 14 no.5, Oct 14-20 2004; The Stranger Genius Awards: Victoria Haven- An Artist Between Dimensions by Nate Lippens.


2004                       10/08/04, Seattle Times; Landscapes, and the terrain of the body, by Matthew Kangas.


2004                       10/01/04, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Victoria Haven’s knife draws a singular ‘Wonderland’. (What’s Happening Section p. 22)

2002                       Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces  (New Museum of Contemporary Art)              Essays by Anne Ellegood , Mark Wigley and Rhonda Lane Howard.

2002                       11/28-12/4/02; The Stranger,(Architecture: The Final Frontier)

2002                       11/1/02;, (Review of "Acts of Drawing" at Howard House).The Seattle Times Sheila Farr

2000                       12/14-20;The Stranger, (Impossible Objects-review of "Borg Drawings" solo show @ Howard House, Seattle)p.45.

1999                       12/9;Seattle Weekly; (Visual Arts Feature)p.93

1999                       12/16;The Stranger;(BIO:ART-Victoria Haven)

1999                       12/9;The Stranger;(Shapely Art: Simple Tools, Big Ideas in Local Drawing Show)p.41

1999                       11/11; The Seattle Times (Drawing the lines)  Rev iew of Suyama Show .p.26

1999                       March; Art Access  .com  (Victoria Haven: Finding  More Than Meets the E ye)

1996                       New American Paintings  (A Quarterly Exhibition)  juried by Jenny                                                                        Blessing (Guggenheim Museum).  Volume I, Number VI. Spring 1996.

1994                       May ; New Art Examiner   (review and photo printed of                                                                                              “Contrari-wise Painting” at the Space Gallery, Chicago).

1993                       July/Aug; Reflex Magazine  (review of show at  Grover/Thurston Gallery

1991                       May; Reflex Magazine        (review of King County 'Five  Artists-show)    

1990                       October 12; The Seattle Times  (review of local galleries)


Private Commissions

August 1999         Robert Ryman, New York, NY (wall drawing installation for private home)

July 1993               Talbot/Hagen Corporation, Bellingham  WA.

                                (Three 60" x 48" paintings for permanent collection)

Selected Collections

                        Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

                                City of Seattle -Portable Works

                                Great Northern Annuities, Seattle, WA

                                Talbot/Hagen Corporation, Bellingham, WA

                                SAFECO Collection—Seattle, WA

Professional Activities

Nov.  2002             "Multi-Perspectives and Careening Order" Lecture at Henry Art Gallery

Nov. 2002              "Out of Site" Panel discussion  with Anne Ellegood, Adam Ross, Jason Rogenes,                                             Rhonda Howard.

Spring 2001          Nominating Committee for the Ned Behnke (Neddy)Award in Painting

July 1996-             Contemporary Arts Council/Seattle Art Museum, Programming


May 1996               GAP Grant Juror for Artist Trust of Washington.

1994-97                 Washington St. Artist Trust Auction Committee

Spring 1995          Center On Contemporary Art- Seattle. Programming Committee.

June 1993             Juror for the Women's Information Center- Cunningham Gallery/University of Wash.