Temple Fire at Burning Man
6" h x 18" w
Playa Dancers at Burning Man
13 1/4" h x 20" w
16" h x 20" w
10" h x 12" w
2000 Credential California State University, Los Angeles
1998 MA California State University, Los Angeles
1992 Dual BA California State University, Los Angeles
I am conceptually oriented and enjoy experimenting with a variety of media, including photography, assemblage and painting. Sometimes I also juxtapose images and poetry. The photographic medium has currently taken priority because the idea of holding a memory became a beautiful obsession during my recovery from a head injury. My photographs are rarely manipulated digitally, but occasionally I do collage images into abstract designs.
I can never do just one thing, so I am also completing a series of eight assemblage/sculptural pieces integrating the physical body and spirit. Each artistic invention is made of different materials and textures, such as wood, copper, plaster, glass and plastic, and each carries its own hidden symbolism. They speak of my interpretation of the shell that houses my spirit.
My work is organic and spiritual. The subject matter often revolves around reflections, textual abstractions and portraiture. I enjoy using these elements to create mood and atmosphere. My goal is to simply make the image come alive and breathe.
Victoria Sebanz is a visual artist, published poet, dance choreographer and an educator with a studio space at The Brewery Art Colony. She earned a dual BA in art and dance and an MA in interdisciplinary arts education from California State University, Los Angeles. She has received several scholarships in both of these disciplines and was recognized by the City of Los Angeles as Volunteer of the Year for her murals at the Edelman Children's Court. She has worked for LAUSD for 15 years as an educator. During that time, she was also a consultant and director producing dance programs and creating bridge programs with her students at local universities, studios and performance venues. Sebanz has served on gifted and grant committees and contributed key concepts and vocabulary to the California Standards in Art, Dance and Physical Education.