Victoria Roberts Biography
Victoria Roberts, a Los Angeles, CA native, has worked professionally in a variety of arts including animation, graphic art, sculpture, and assemblage. Coming from an artistic family, her father, (John D. Wilson), an artist and animator, emigrated from England in the late 1940s to work for Walt Disney Studios, then founded his own studio Fine Arts Films, in the 1950s.
By the early '70s, Victoria learned the art of hand-painting animation cells and contributed to several animated segments for television including; The Sonny and Cher Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and worked on animation for films such as Grease and Shinbone Alley. She then found an opportunity to develop her design sense as a graphic artist for a small design studio in Pasadena.
In 1987, Victoria began an artistic partnership with artist David Zweifel. During the '80s and '90s, in their Ventura, California studio, they created elaborate ceramic and wood sculptures for exhibit and sale in galleries across the country. As a natural expression of the combined artistic skills she had thus far developed, Victoria began working in assemblage. Victoria also branched off in another direction—she started a business selling art and antiques, and eventually managing major art shows including the Los Angeles Art Show, The Marin Show: Art of the Americas, The Great Southwestern Antique Show, and Brian Lebel’s High Noon Show and Old West Show.
After years of working in the antique and art business, her focus inevitably turned back to assemblage art. Her current works are infused with her lifelong devotion to art, with the sensibilities she gained from her experience in both the art and antique worlds.
Victoria Roberts artwork is collected both nationally, by acclaimed gallerists and collectors, as well as internationally, with collections in France, Spain, and Japan.
- 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
- 2013 Ojai Art Festival, Ojai, CA
- 2012 Diverted Destruction, The Loft, Los Angeles, CA
- 2011 Art From Beyond, Mendocino, CA