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Having painted under the name of Vicky Riley for the past 7 years she has elected to revert to her maiden name of Stiff.
Victoria is inspired by the world around her, and does diverse works depending on what has made her heart sing or cry at that moment. Emotion and contemplation of life, is often the catalyst for her work. She observes, thinks, and converts her opinion and observations into artworks. Art for her is the expression of the soul, which comes in many forms.
All her work is done with precision. She is tireless in her quest for perfection. She is currently working mixed media, oil on various paper supports, maps, books, patterns. Found objects, that are a commentary on life, as we as humans have molded it. Her work endeavors to instill in the viewer a desire to engage with, question and understand the work. The use of everyday objects is intentional to allow the viewer to relate to the work. Vicky also finds expression in sculpture, which creeps into her portfolio in various forms. Most prominently at the moment as Ceramic frames, custom made for the work they house. She is constantly influenced by contemporary South African artists. The work of Caryn Scrymgeour has had a great influence on her, and was the springboard for her current portfolio of work.
2013 March - CAFSA, Word and Life church Benoni. Group exhibition.
2013 March - CFAS - Stoffberg, Mpumalanga. Group exhibition.
2013 February - Edenvale Community Centre, Paint and Palette Group with Lorena Ruffini
2012 November - Uncle Tims cabin, Benoni, Paint and Palette Group fine art fair .
2012 October - Heidelberg. Group exhibition.
2012 September - Edenvale, Greenstone Mall, in partnership with Edmores art gallery
2012 June - Edenvale, Community Centre, Paint and Palette Group.
2011 November - Addicted to art, Essexwold, PVT residence, group exhibition with Marina Blight, Dalila de Matos, and Joy Heyneke.
2011 October - Edenvale, Community Center, Paint and Palette Group, annual exhibition
2011 September - Facets, Linmeyer, Marion College, group exhibition.
2010 September - Essexwold PVT residence, group exhibition with, Marina Blight, Mary Papas, and Dalila de Matos.
2010 October - Edenvale, Community Center, Paint and Palette Group, annual exhibition.
2009 October - Edenvale, Community Center, Paint and Palette Group, annual exhibition.
2006 September - Alette Wessels Kuns Kamer, Lynwood Pretoria “Juxtaposed”, Juried group exhibition.
2004 September - Benoni, Serenity centre. - winner, best work on show.
Self Taught, and WITS 1st year fine art 2003.
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