Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, curator and educator. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 1995. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in Southern California, the Minneapolis Photo Center, Perspective Fine Art in Evanston, IL, the Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA and the Washington Square Art Galleries in New York City. In 2013 Victoria had two solo exhibitions at the California State University Chico Art Gallery, and wall space gallery in Santa Barbara, CA. Recently, Victoria’s photographs were included in Relics, an exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and her series Remnant was exhibited at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, CA. Victoria will be an artist in residence at the de Young Museum in July 2015. She has also created public and community based art works in conjunction with the ZERO1 Bienniale in San Jose, CA and the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, CA.
Victoria is a founding member of MicroClimate Collective, an artist created curatorial project, which has produced eleven exhibitions over the past seven years. MicroClimate Collective's upcoming exhibition, Obsidere, can be seen at Alter Space in San Francisco during May 2015. She is also an independent curator, whose exhibition, Edible Ephemera, examined the fleeting temporal nature of food through artworks utilizing transmutation to create a more permanent state. The exhibition was held at Root Division in San Francisco in 2013. Victoria will be curating an exhibition, Technological Mediations, at Artworks Downtown in Auguest 2015.
In addition to her exhibition and curatorial history, Victoria has taught for the past 18 years at colleges and community centers.