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.
1962 School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY
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
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
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
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
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
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
Based in Los Angeles, CA