Victor Atkins is an painter, sculptor, writer and director originally based in Brooklyn, New York. From 1970 - 1988, Atkins was a prevalent artist working in SoHo, Manhattan where his work was represented by the Aldrich Museum and the Louis Meisel Gallery.
From 1987 - 1999 he worked in independent film in New York City. Atkins returned to his original passion of painting in 2002. He currently lives and works in Pasadena, CA.
From 2013 -2015 Atkins showed his work in the Philadelphia, PA area in various galleries including White Stone Gallery, Legend Gallery and Cairn University.
2017 - 2020 Atkins work has been shown in Loss Angeles, CA at LUZ Gallery, Mash Gallery and the Upside Down Gallery.
For nearly five decades, Victor Atkins has experimented with and explored the potentials of color and line gestures. With his Blue Sky series, Atkins offers a compelling new idiom to an art-historical discourse almost two centuries old. With a complex lexicon of gradients playing against and among one another, Atkins’ paintings toggle effortlessly between heady theoretical discourse and an experience of existential mystery. This is Atkins’ greatest achievement: technical virtuosity that offers up a fully realized world; dialogues and narratives rooted in Los Angeles, rendered through a flux of shape and color.
Atkins was interviewed by VoyageLA in November 2019. His work also has been reviewed in Art International, Arts Magazine, Metro.US, Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Resource Exchange.
His work is held in private collections at the Museum of Modern Art Lending Library in New York City, DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, Allentown Museum of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield Connecticut and in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Additionally, Atkins was commissioned in 1968 to illustrate the cover of Miles Davis' LP "Miles in the Sky" for which he received an Illustrators Award from the Society of Illustrators.
1963 Art Student League, NYC, NY
1964 School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY
2020 Exhibition: "Beyond The Temporal”, Upside Down Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Exhibition: "Angels of Kensington: Light Over Darkness”,
Legend Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Exhibition: Cairn University, Langhorne Manor, PA
2014 Come Play", White Stone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 InLiquid, Marriott at the Philadelphia Navy Yard", Philadelphia, PA
2013 Color & Light: Art & Fashion", Philadelphia, PA
2011 New Works", The Westside, West Chester, PA
2010 "Portraits of the Saints", Providence, West Chester, PA
1976 Louis Meisel Gallery, NYC
2020 Instagram May Featured Artist by: Upside Down Gallery: ART IS ESSENTIAL
2020 Mash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 LUZ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Tenth Presbyterian Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 "InLiquid Benefit v.14", Philadelphia, PA
2014 "Winter Group Show", White Stone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 "POST", Philadelphia, PA
2013 "InLiquid Members Show", Philadelphia, PA
2013 "Convenient House Fundraiser", Philadelphia, PA
2013 "Glamorous - Art & Fashion", Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia, PA
1978 Louis Meisel Gallery, NYC
1976 "The Hue & Far Cry of Color" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
1976 Louis Meisel Gallery, NYC
1975 "Contemporary Reflections Annual", Aldrich Museum of
Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1975 Lakeview Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1974 "This Floor"; Six Soho Artist Studios, NYC
1973 Gallery 202, NYC 1972, Dorsky Gallery, NYC 1970,
EastHampton Gallery, NYC
Nemours/Du Pount Childrens Hospital, Wilmington, DE
Cairn University, Langhorne Manor, PA
Museum of Modern Art Lending Library, NYC
Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown PA
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne IN
1976 April Kingsley, Art International
1976 Nancy Grove, Arts Magazine
2019 “VoyageLA magazine: Meet Atkins Studios...” Nov 4 issue
2014 "Artist Exhibit Spotlight: Come & Play by Victor Atkins " NKCDC Online News
2014 "Kensington: Artist Returns To Painting After Spiritual Encounter" Shauna Bannan,
2014 "Painter Victor Atkins gets a second wind with Come and Play" Bruce Walsh, Metro.us
2014 "Church Reignites the Painting of Abstract Expressionist Victor
Atkins" Alpha Omega Arts News
2014 Winter Edition: Conspire Magazine
2013 Victor Atkins “Ignited”: Resource Exchange Blog
2012 Art & Faith Catalogue, White Stone Gallery
1988 "Canal Street Station"
1989 "The Mirror Found, The Magnet Lost"
1989 "The Mirror Found, The Magnet Lost" 1st prize, experimental video
Suffolk County Film Festival
1969 Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators. "Miles in The Sky”, Miles Davis LP Cover