LINA IRIS VIKTOR

 

9_fullLina Iris Viktor is a British-Liberian conceptual artist, performance artist, and painter living between London and New York. The multi-disciplinary approach to her work weaves disparate materials and methods belonging both to contemporary and ancient art forms while calling into question the nature of time and being. Her works are a merging of photography, performance, abstract painting, along with the ancient practice of gilding with 24-karat gold to create increasingly dark canvases embedded with “layers of light” in the form of symbols and intricate patterns that Viktor calls “light-works”. Viktor has exhibited in museums in the US and abroad most including the Harvard Art Museums and The Cooper Gallery, Harvard University (Boston, MA), and the Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, (Atlanta, GA). Viktor has engaged in critical talks and panels New York University, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA, London), and King’s College (London).