Viktoria Koestler

BIOGRAPHY

Viktoria Koestler was born and raised in Germany, and currently lives in Zurich.

After completing a degree in psychology and working for an international strategy and management consultancy, Viktoria devoted her attention to her artwork receiving training from Chelsea College of Arts (London) and Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York City). Viktoria has been exhibiting her artwork in major cities across Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and is currently focused on exhibitions in New York City and various cities in Switzerland.

Viktoria combines oil and acrylic paints, often on wood panels. Her signature style of bold and expressive brush strokes over multiple opaque and transparent layers feature brilliant, vibrant, and high-contrast colors.

Viktoria’s gold gilding craftwork accentuates the value and uniqueness of her creations. Her semi-abstract style is inspired by natural landscapes – including figurative and representational elements. The conversations she has with extraordinary personalities deeply influence the energy of each piece of art.

EDUCATION

2017​ -​ Masterclass Painting with George Blacklock, University of the Arts London, Department: Chelsea College, London/UK
2017 -​ Summer Program „Art World and Marketing for Artists“; Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York/USA 2015 -​ Special Effects Make-up for Film and TV, London College of Fashion, London/UK
2014​ -​ Master’s degree in Business Psychology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich/Switzerland

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING
10/2020
​ -​ 1st Associates/Non-Members Online Show, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York/USA UPCOMING/tbd CORONA VIRUS
04/2020
​ -​ “Woman of the World“, Group Exhibition, curated by Carly Aguilera, New York/USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

01/2020 -​ ​“One Artist a Week“, FaveLab, Athens/Greece
11/2019​ ​- ​“Unexpected Reality“, Dacia Gallery, New York/USA
02/2019 -​ “Abstract Landscapes“, Gallery Van Limburg Stirum, Kilchberg ZH/Switzerland
11/2016 -​ “Enlighten”, Gainsbourg, Solo Exhibition, Zurich/Switzerland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

02/2020​ -​ “Unjuriert“, Visarte, Foundation Binz 39, Zurich/Switzerland
02/2020​ -​ “New York Art Walk“, New York Art Center TriBeCa, New York City/USA
11/2019-01/2020 ​-​ “Sternschnäppli“, Gallery 16b, Zurich/Switzerland
08/2019 -​ “Resistent“, Gallery Lust auf Zeit, Zurich/Switzerland
07/2019-08/2019 -​ “Kunstrausch“, Gallery 16b, Zurich/Switzerland
07/2019 -​ ​“Black Caviar“, Gallery Ross Art, Zurich/Switzerland
06/2019-08/2019 -​ “Contemporary Landscapes“, 508 Kings Road Gallery, London/UK
04/2019 -​ “Figurative Work“, Dacia Art Gallery, New York/USA
12/2018​ -​ “Winter Art Salon“, Art Fair at Salle de la Bourse, Strasbourg/France
11/2018-12/2018 ​“Presentation of new works/series“, Gallery Le Sud, Zurich/Switzerland
08/2018​ -​ “Summer Fine Art“, 508 Kings Road Gallery, London/UK
08/2018-09/2018 -​ “Eiger – Moench – Jungfrau“, Gallery Helvetia, Zurich/Switzerland
09/2017 -​ ​“Art Market Zurich”, Manor Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich/Switzerland

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

07/2019 -​ ​Chateau d’Orquevaux, International Artist Residency France, Denis Diderot A-i-R Grant, Orquevaux/France

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA APPEARANCE

2018​ -​ “Catalogue Summer Fine Arts”, published by 508 Kings Road Gallery, London/UK
2018​ -​ “LIFESTYLES“ featured two of my paintings, broadcasted by CNC WORLD Beijing/China