Victor Atkins is an artist, 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 Louis Meisel Gallery.

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, Miles Davis' 1968 LP of "Miles in the Sky" features Atkins' illustration work on the cover. After a twenty year hiatus, a genesis-like experience brought Atkins back to his original passion, painting.

In 2017, Atkins relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works.

 

His latest works speak to Victor’s Los Angeles experience; its overwhelming beauty, light, breathtaking landscapes and the chaos of the never ending highways. Through the use of blends of brilliant colors and geometric shapes the work creates a dreamscape landscape. Each painting invites the viewer to first enjoy, then go beyond the obvious and seek a place of deeper beauty, peace and spirituality.

Atkins has been reviewed in Art International, Arts Magazine, Metro.US, Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Resource Exchange.

Education 

1962  School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY

Exhibitions 

Solo

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  Meisel Gallery, NYC

Group

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, East Hampton Gallery, NYC

Collections

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

Reviews

1976 April Kingsley, Art International

1976 Nancy Grove, Arts Magazine

Publications

2014 "Artist Exhibit Spotlight: Come & Play by Victor Atkins " NKCDC Online News

2014 "Kensington: Artist Returns To Painting After Spiritual Encounter" Shauna Bannan, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

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

Film

1988 "Canal Street Station"

1989 "The Mirror Found, The Magnet Lost"

 

Awards

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

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