Victoria Mara Heilweil
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 the de Young Museum, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure and RayKo Photo Center in the Bay Area, the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum and wall space gallery in Southern California, California State University Chico Art Gallery, 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. 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 twelve exhibitions over the past eight years. She is also an independent curator whose exhibitions include, Edible Ephemera at Root Division in San Francisco, Technological Mediations at Artworks Downtown in San Rafael, Domestic at Photo Fine Art in Oakland, and the upcoming exhibition Pulling Threads at Root Division in San Francisco.
In addition to her exhibition and curatorial history, Victoria has taught for the past 19 years at colleges and community centers.