Victoria Hartman is a Bronx-born artist living in Southampton, New York. During her student days in New York City, she majored in art at the High School of Music & Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School) and at The Cooper Union, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Victoria worked as a freelance book designer and has written several joke books for children. When not painting, Victoria loves to explore and get inspiration from the Eastern
Long Island landscape and to recharge with the energy and visual offerings of New York City.
On the East End of Long Island, Victoria exhibits paintings in the Water Mill Museum’s Annual Members’ Art Exhibition. She has shown her work at the
Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor. As a member of the Southampton Artists Association, she has also shown paintings at the Southampton Cultural Center,
had a solo exhibit at Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library, and participated in the members’ exhibition at East Hampton’s Guild Hall.
In New York City, Victoria had a six-month show of her oil paintings at the former Camaje Bistro and Lounge (85 MacDougal Street, Manhattan).
She sings Alleluias with The Choral Society of the Hamptons, gardens, cooks, and plays a winning but kindly game of Scrabble.
Regarding her (surreal) artwork, Victoria comments:
From a very young age I have always had a sensation of sinking doom first thing in the morning. This (mercifully) blows over. Then, at any moment,
thoughts may arise of what could go wrong, what horrors, what trap, machine, or sewer one could be swept into. “The Foot Operation” oil painting was
inspired by the actual removal of a sewing needle from my foot. Free-wheeling, random thoughts called up sharp tools, anesthesia, window escapes, extra body parts, reptilian creatures. I embellished the image gleefully with extra horrors. And yet in this—as in my other paintings I have gravitated toward cheerful colors.
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