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Victoria DeBlassie

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White Diamonds , 2014 Orange and Avocado Peel, Wood Glue, Wood, Cloth Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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White Diamonds (Detail), 2014 Orange and Avocado Peel, Wood Glue, Wood, Cloth Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Villa Petraia, 2013 8 Prepackaged Esselunga Mesh Bags for Bulk Oranges, Invisible Thread .0625"x4'4.5"x6' © Victoria DeBlassie
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Villa Petraia (Detail) , 2013 8 Prepackaged Esselunga Mesh Bags for Bulk Oranges, Invisible Thread. .0625"x4'4.5"x6' © Victoria DeBlassie
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Installation Shot of Giardino di Boboli Orange Wrappers, 2013 Tanned and Dyed Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels, Invisible Thread Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Giardino di Boboli, Orange Wrapper #8, 2013 Tanned and Dyed Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels, Invisible Thread. .0625”x7.5”x10”. © Victoria DeBlassie
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Giardino di Boboli, Orange Wrapper #1, 2013 Tanned and Dyed Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels, Invisible Thread .0625”x7.5”x10” © Victoria DeBlassie
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Cascade, 2013 Tanned Orange Peels, Invisible Thread Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Cascade (Detail), 2013 Tanned Orange Peels, Invisible Thread Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat Number One (View One), 2012 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, L Brackets, Wood 12' Height X 9' Diameter © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat Number One (View Two), 2012 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, L Brackets, Wood. 12' Height X 9' Diameter © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat Number One (View of ceiling), 2012 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, L Brackets, Wood. 12' Height X 9' Diameter © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat Number Two (View One), 2012 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, L Brackets, Wood 12' X 12' X 9' © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat Number Two (View Two), 2012 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, L Brackets, Wood 12' X 12' X 9' © Victoria DeBlassie
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Collect, Skin, Dry, Stitch, Repeat "Artist's Studio" , 2012 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Accumulated Matter (Exterior), 2011 11’x8’x6.5’ Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, Wood Glue, Wood, Screws © Victoria DeBlassie
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Accumulated Matter (Interior), 2011 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, Wood Glue, Wood, Screws 11’x8’x6.5’ © Victoria DeBlassie
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Accumulated Matter (Interior), 2011 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive, Wood Glue, Wood, Screws 11’x8’x6.5’ © Victoria DeBlassie
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Encyclopedia Oracle (Stage One), 2010 Discarded Encyclopedias From 1987, Ribbon, Screws, and Wood Dimensions Variable (wheel Changes Size as Time Goes On) © Victoria DeBlassie
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Encyclopedia Oracle (Stage Two), 2010 Discarded Encyclopedias From 1987, Ribbon, Screws, and Wood Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Encyclopedia Oracle (Stage Three), 2010 Discarded Encyclopedias From 1987, Ribbon, Screws, and Wood Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Alternative Transportation (View One), 2010 Metal, Wood, Screws, Wood Glue. Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Alternative Transportation (Parked), 2010 Metal, Wood, Screws, Wood Glue Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Portable Sculpture, 2010 Discarded Wood, Metal. Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Portable Sculpture (Slotted Circles Mimicking Trees), 2010 Wood Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Portable Sculpture (Slotted Circles Mimicking Chain-link Fence), 2010 Wood Dimensions Variable © Victoria DeBlassie
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Origins, 2010 Rescued Orange Peels, Thread, Wood Glue. 5’6”x9.5”x9.5” © Victoria DeBlassie
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Origins (detail), 2010 Rescued Orange Peels, Thread, Wood Glue. 2010 Preserved Orange Peels Hand and Machine Stitched by the Artist 5’6”x9.5”x9.5” © Victoria DeBlassie
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Orange Peel Accumulation Number Four, 2009 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive 7' Diameter, 4" Depth © Victoria DeBlassie
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Orange Peel Accumulation Number Four (Detail), 2009 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive. 7' Diameter, 4" Depth © Victoria DeBlassie
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Orange Peel Accumulation Number One, 2004 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive 7' Diameter, 1" Depth © Victoria DeBlassie
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Orange Peel Accumulation Number One (Detail), 2004 Preserved Orange Peels, Thread, Neutral pH Adhesive 7' Diameter, 1" Depth © Victoria DeBlassie
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Birth year
1987
Lives in
Florence, Italy
Works in
Florence, Italy
Schools
University of New Mexico, 2009, BFA
California College of the Arts
Statement

Victoria DeBlassie is an artist who was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. DeBlassie uses discarded objects and materials to create art work that suggests change and development overtime. Using the refuse’s innate history, form, and function as a point of departure, she reformulates the acquired matter’s identity, sometimes inviting social interactions from the reworked materials. Selected recent works include Encyclopedia Oracle wherein an encyclopedia Britannica set from the artist’s birth year found in front of her apartment when she first moved to San Francisco became a socially engaging divination wheel, making her chance encounter other people’s synchronistic event; in Accumulated Matter an orange at a local farmers’ market, perfectly two colors, initiates revisiting the use of fruit peels to deepen a material and spatial exploration through the collection of post-consumed orange peels from local juice bars. 

DeBlassie received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in 2009 and MFA at the California College of the Arts in 2011. Recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Full Grant for Italy for the 2012-2013 academic year. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including the de Young Museum and Make Hang Gallery in San Francisco, CA, [AC]2 Gallery in Albuquerque, NM, and the Diocesan Museum in Pienza, Italy.