Print Victoria Haven
lives and works in Seattle, WA.


1999 Goldsmiths College/University of London, Masters in Fine Art.
1989 University of Washington, Seattle, BFA in Painting.

Recent and Significant Exhibitions

2018 —Along the Edge @ PDX Contemporary Art, July/Aug 2018
2017 —Angle, Pitch @ Outside, MA. Curated by Amie Cunat
—Mass MoCA Studio Residency, June 2017
—Whatcom Museum; Bellingham National Group show
2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art: Drawings and Prints; Selections from the Met Collection.
—Blue Sun, Commissioned wall drawing for Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA.
Line, Lisson Gallery, London. Curated by Drawing Room, UK.
—Contemporary Northwest Art Award Exhibition, Portland Art Museum.
—Subtitles; txt-sourced, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University.
—Victory Garden; Planthouse, NY.
2015 —'They all stop walking' @ Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA.
—'Subtitles' @ PDX Contemporary art, Portland, OR.
—Genius: 21 Century, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
2014 '—Overland' @ Planthouse Gallery, NY.
Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London. Curated by Richard Deacon.
2013/12 —Proposed Land Use Action @ Seattle Art Museum, curated by Catharina Manchanda
—Interior Margins, Lumber Room, Portland. OR.Curated by Stephanie Snyder and Sarah Miller Meigs.
2011 —Hit the North @ Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
—Hit the North @ PDX Contemporary Art,Portland.
2000's —'Iampayingattention' @ Howard House
—"12 Views", Drawing Center, New York City, NY
—'As it Seems' curated by Pamela Meredith for Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.
—Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces, curated by Anne Ellegood, New Museum & Rhonda
Howard. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle.
—Over and Over: Passion for Process @ The Austin Museum of Art, Texas
—Drawing Space, Curated by Beth Sellars at the Suyama Space, Seattle.
—Ways of Living, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Curated by Rozalind Drummond
'Sin' @ Frye Art Museum (special project)
—'Borg Drawings-Resistance if Futile' @ Howard House,Seattle, WA


2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards and Purchase, Portland Art Museum.
2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant.
2013 The New Foundation: Acquisition Program Artist.
2013 Neddy at Cornish Award/Behnke Foundation
2010 Open Satellite Northwest Artist Editions
2010 Jentel Residency, Wyoming
2010 Office of Arts and Culture-project grant
2009 Illinois State University –Visiting Artist Residency
2009 4Culture project grant
2006 Office of Arts and Culture Purchase
4Culture Purchase award
Gap Grant award
2004 Artist Trust - Fellowship award
'The Stranger' Genius award for a visual artist
Seattle Art Museum (Betty Bowen) award
2001 Seattle Collects - Purchase Award, Seattle Arts Commission
International Residencies for Artists - Grant
2000 Poncho Special Recognition Award (Seattle Art Museum)
PONCHO Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Fine Arts
Pollock-Krasner Fellowship
1996 Pollock-Krasner Fellowship
1995 Art Matters, Inc. New York Grant
1994 Travel Grant for MacDowell Residency
1992 Washington State Artist Trust GAP Grant
1991 King County Arts Commission Gallery Grant

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gates Foundation, Seattle.
Jordan Schnitzer Collection, OR.
Portland Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum
Microsoft Collection
Seattle Art Museum
Washington State University
Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
City of Seattle -Portable Works
4Culture, King County
Great Northern Annuities, Seattle, WA
Talbot/Hagen Corporation, Bellingham, WA
Robert Ryman and Merrill Wagner private collection

Publications and Reviews

2017 Blue Sun interview with Victoria Haven on Seattle Art Museum’s SAMBLOG. By Chelsea Werner-Jatzke.
2016 Art Observed; Line at Lisson Gallery, London.
Wallpaper Magazine: Fine line: London's Lisson Gallery hosts a show of line-inspired artwork
In My Eyes Indisposed: Victoria Haven at the Olympic Sculpture Park. by Elissa Favero for Yellow Umbrella
2015 Artforum: Critics' Pick review by Stephanie Snyder January 17, 2015
Abstract Drawing: Curated by Richard Deacon; Texts by Dawn Ades, Richard Deacon and Anna Lovatt. Published by Ridinghouse 2014 in association with Drawing Room, London
2014 Abstract Drawing: Curated by Richard Deacon; Texts by Dawn Ades, Richard Deacon and Anna Lovatt. Ridinghouse 2014 in association with Drawing Room, London
The Guardian, Adrian Searle reviews Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London. Drawing outside the lines: Richard Deacon traces 100 years of abstraction. Feb 19, 2014
2013 Art ltd. Magazine— Report: Seattle by Suzanne Beal, March 2013
Arcade—The Major Part of It Is Not Visible by Whitney Ford-Terry
New American Paintings 113: Spotlight, Interview by Michael Wilson
2012 Pacific Standard, Personal Geography: Victoria Haven interviewed by Joey Veltkamp. p.119.
2011 Hit the North, Artist Book, published by Publication Studio.
New American Paintings-online; Hit the Pacific Northwest
City Arts Magazine, July 2009. “The Curator's Eye”.
Artdish, Victoria Haven at Greg Kucera by Andrew Bartels, February 3, 2011
The Stranger, There's No Home Like Place by Jen Graves, January 25, 2011
2009 Artweek, 40 no5, June 21, 2009, Victoria Haven at Greg Kucera Gallery by Elizabeth Pence
City Arts Magazine, July 2009. “The Curator's Eye”.
The Daily Serving. 5/12/2009
Art ltd. May 2009. Review of Higher…Higher by Suzanne Beal
The Stranger, March 17, 2009. 'Looking Together'
2008 Art in America, March 2008, (Victoria Haven at the Frye Art Museum and Howard House by Suzanne Beal).
2007 The Stranger June 27th, 2007 An Infinite But Invisible Center by Craig Brownson
Seattle P-I June 28th, 2007 Abstraction takes on fresh dimensions in Haven's 'Iampayingattention' by Nate Lippens
2006 Rivet Magazine, Featured insert, Volume 17, March 30, 2006 - Swallowing Seattle, by Grant Mandarino
2005 Art in America, September 2005 #8, p.62 (Report from Seaattle)
2004 ARTFORUM, XLIII. No 4, December Issue, p. 201 (review of 'Wonderland' show).
The Sranger, Vol 14 no.5, Oct 14-20 2004; The Stranger Genius Awards: Victoria Haven- An Artist Between Dimensions by Nate Lippens.
10/08/04, Seattle Times; Landscapes, and the terrain of the body, by Matthew Kangas.
10/01/04, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Victoria Haven's knife draws a singular 'Wonderland'.
2002 Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces (New Museum of Contemporary Art) Essays by Anne Ellegood , Mark Wigley and Rhonda Lane Howard.
11/28-12/4/02; The Sranger, (Architecture: The Final Frontier)
11/1/02; (Review of "Acts of Drawing" at Howard House).The Seattle Times Sheila Farr
2000 12/14-20; The Sranger, (Impossible Objects-review of "Borg Drawings" solo show @ Howard House, Seattle)p.45.
1999 12/9; Seattle Weekly; (Visual Arts Feature)p.93
12/16; The Stranger; (BIO:ART-Victoria Haven)
12/9; The Stranger; (Shapely Art: Simple Tools, Big Ideas in Local Drawing Show) p.41
11/11; The Seattle Times (Drawing the lines) Review of Suyama Show p.26
March; (Victoria Haven: Finding More Than Meets the Eye)
New American Paintings (A Quarterly Exhibition) juried by Jenny
Blessing (Guggenheim Museum). Volume I, Number VI. Spring 1996.
1994 May; New Art Examiner (review and photo printed of "Contrari-wise Painting" at the Space Gallery, Chicago).