|2010-2011 People's Choice Award Winner!
Victoria Reed - Cedar Falls, Iowa
All of my work hinges from the premise that the mind supplies detail far better than the hands, so portions of my work are merely implied with focal points of naturalistic detail. My work relies heavily on its audience to complete it. The use of animals stems from my Iowan roots which I both love and mock in equal shares. As farm girl turned fine artist, my work talks about heritage, the aesthetics of form and the emotive qualities of its subjects. I wanted to mesh the delicacy of scroll work lace and the daydreams of a little girl together with the power, grace and mass of the horses recalling the common dapple grey coloration and bringing to mind something reminiscent of jewelry.
Victoria Reed is a lifetime resident of Cedar Falls, IA , graduating in May 2010 from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. She was awarded full tuition scholarships from the UNI department of Art for both her junior and senior years. Reed’s work has appeared in several group exhibitions as well as a solo show at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in 2010. She was presented with the Outstanding Body of Work Award in the 2008 at the UNI Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and earned a Merit Award in the 2009 exhibition. Reed’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the University of Northern Iowa, the Target Corporation and the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
Sales price - $12,500