Victoria Cantons (b. 1969, London, UK) is a BA Painting graduate of Wimbledon College of Arts (2017) and Turps Art School (2018). Due to coronavirus related interruptions, completing her MFA in Painting at Slade School of Fine Art has been delayed to 2021. She received the Felix Slade Scholarship in 2018. Cantons studied Drama for The Stage and Screen at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA South) (1995-1997). Most recently she initiated and curated the Slade Masters Showcase at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2020) and went on to curate MA/MFA Slade graduates in London Grads Now. at Saatchi Gallery (2020).


Cantons is a cross-disciplinary artist and curator with primarily a drawing and painting practice that can be best described as figurative and colourist with political undercurrents. Her work is informed by a multinational and multicultural upbringing and a background in photography and theatre as well as the fact that she is also transgendered. Cantons lives and works in London.


Recent group exhibitions include “the tales we tell ourselves”, Purslane Gallery, (2020); “TwentyTwenty Women”, Artistellar Gallery (2020); RA Summer (Winter) Show”, Royal Academy of Art (2020); A Rudimentary Education”, Art Lacuna (2020); London Grads Now.”, Saatchi Gallery (2020); Slade Graduate Fine Art Showcase”, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2020); Begin Again”, Guts Gallery (2020); Tomorrow: London”, White Cube Gallery (2020); Trans-Identity: Body, Soul and Time”, NoSpace Gallery (2020); When Shit Hits the Fan”, Guts Gallery (2020); Little Originals”, Dock Street Studios (2019); Annual Open”, The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts (2019); Beautiful China, Beautiful World”, China Pictorial & UK-China Photography Association (2019); On the Mountain We Stay”, NoSpace Gallery (2019); Open”, AIR Gallery (2019); RA Summer Show”, Royal Academy (2019) and Change”, Hundred Years Gallery (2019).


Solo Exhibitions

2020     PV 10th December It's 2020 FFS: Champagne tastes on beer money, Guts                 Gallery, London

2018     Give Me Your Hand So That I May Not Be Alone, 48 Woodstock Road,                         London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020     the tales we tell ourselves, Purslane Gallery, online

              TwentyTwenty Women, Artistellar Gallery, Online

              A Rudimentary Education, Art Lacuna, London

              RA Summer (Winter) Show, Royal Academy of Art, London (C)

              LONDON GRADS NOW., Saatchi Gallery, London

              RCA x Slade Graduate Fine Art Showcase, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery,


              Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London (C)

              Tomorrow: London, White Cube Gallery, London

              Trans-Identity: Body, Soul and Time, NoSpace Organisation, online show                     via instagram & NoSpace WeChat Official

             When Shit Hits the Fan, Guts Gallery, London (C)

2019     Little Originals exhibition, Dock Street Studios, Dundee

              Annual Open Exhibition 2019, The South West Academy of Fine and                             Applied Arts @ Exeter Castle, Devon

              Beautiful China, Beautiful World: Golden Era of China-UK, China Pictorial

              & UK-China  

              Photography Association @ Central Hall Westminster, London and Charing

              Cross Library, London

              On the Mountain We Stay, supported by No Space in Zichuan district, Zibo

              city, Shandong province, China

              AIR Open 2019, AIR Gallery, Manchester

              RA Summer Show, Royal Academy, London (C)

              Change, Hundred Years Gallery, London

              Micro, AIR Gallery, Manchester

              TROPE, Serf, Leeds

              LOVE, Slade School of Art (UCL), London

              Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London

2018     Turps Studio Painters, Paul Stolper, London (C)

              Set 24, The Art Academy, London

              CHAIN, The Library of China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing (C)

              24th edition of Artist of the day: Day Nine, Flowers Gallery, London

              Beijing Summer Exhibition 18, NL Gallery, Beijing

              Picnic, Subsidiary Projects, London

2017     Bring me my cloak, LVP House, London

              Glutted: 7 Artists 24 Hours, 392 Grove Green Road, London

              Wimbledon College Undergraduate Summer Show, UAL, London (C)

              Landscapes of the Mind & Earth, Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital,


              Currents of Identity, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London

              To Be Continued…Gallery of the College of Arts, Huabei University of

              Science & Technology Tangshan, China (C)

              109 Nails, Copeland Park, London

              8th Loudest Whispers, Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, London

2016     Exhibit Here Summer Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London

              It's A Pleasure, 83 Greyhound Lane, London

2015     Interrogating The Soul, SAFEHOUSE 1, London

              Contemporary Art, Forme Trinity @ This Is Art Gallery, London

2014     Summer Edit, Moreton Gallery, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

2013     Zhe:[noun} Undefined, Soho Theatre, London

              4th Loudest Whispers, Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, London