TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
As a child in rural Ohio America, I always liked to draw. In 2008 I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and in 2022 I completed my MBA. Though I occasionally teach workshops, I primarily create and show my own work. My husband and I have lived as expats since 2011, moving from Myanmar to Armenia, Zimbabwe, and now Japan in 2020. Moving our home to a new country every few years has greatly inspired the art I create.
Over the last 12 years, I have had 20 gallery exhibitions, including Balance for Better with the Zimbabwe National Gallery and eight solo exhibitions. I was honored when the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies purchased three of my mixed media portraits for U.S. Embassy Harare. I have art in the collections of two Myanmar galleries and in private collections in 11 countries. Since 2012 I have created and sold over 150 pieces of art and over 1000 pieces of jewelry. My most recent solo exhibition was with Moshimo Cafe and Art Space in Hayama.
THE FINAL WORD...
Running a profitable small creative business is a lot of work that is not always creative or fun. However, all this other work enables me to regularly do that exciting creative work.
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I'm Victoria, the founder, designer and creator at Bikudesigns, a vintage kimono accessories brand in Tokyo, Japan.