Victoria
Marie
Bee

I dwell in Possibility  (Emily Dickinson)

Victoria Marie Bee is an artist, printer, photographer, writer, & maker; she is currently the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at Charles Adams Studio Project, & an Adjunct Professor at South Plains College. She holds an MFA in Studio Arts, Photography & Letterpress/Printmaking, from Texas Tech University (December 2016), where she also earned her MAE in Art Education & Creative Writing / Poetry (December 2013).

Some recent recognitions include: invited & featured in Southern Humanities Review; selected for the juried exhibition RED, at SE Center for Photography in South Carolina; the juried exhibition Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont; PRINTEXPO in Austin, February 2017; Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum's "New Impressions: An International Exhibition of Letterpress Printing" in Two Rivers, Wisconsin & Brisbane, Australia & Armadale, Australia; awarded the highly competitive 2016 SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging; selected for West, Far West in Marfa; the 2016 Lott Regents Scholarship; the 2016 Dave Dickey Memorial Scholarship; a 2016 Penland School of Crafts Scholarship in Letterpress; the 2015 Penland Partners Program Award; & is also a recipient of the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellowship in both 2015 & 2016. She currently teaches at Charles Adams Studio Project, & has experience teaching foundation art courses to advanced photography courses at the university-level & beyond. Her work is in private collections around the world, & she is represented by Charles Adams Gallery. Bee exhibits & is published locally, state-side, nationally, & internationally.

While she has always had a passion for the arts & language (first art award was a blue ribbon at age 5, for a drawing of mermaids & trees), she fell in love with photography & poetry while in New Orleans (her first camera came in an old gun case from her grandparents & they frequented trips to the public library there), & letterpress printing while starting graduate school in Lubbock (first printing broadsides of poetry with Garamond type, lace, & real tulips on a tabletop Linoscribe press in her tiny darkroom). Bee is dedicated to her artwork & developing career, but also very passionate about collaborations with other artists & writers, teaching all ages in a variety of settings, being actively engaged in the community in which she is living/working, & sharing her love of art there & beyond. 

 



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