Victoria J. Dean (b. Belfast, 1980) is a photographic artist based in Northern Ireland. She has exhibited and been published internationally including the ‘LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards’, Klompching Gallery, New York, 2018; ‘Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast 2017; ‘On the Border between Time and Loss’, Galway Arts Centre, 2016; ‘Emerging’ (Slideshow Night), Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, 2015; ‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015’, London; ‘185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition’, Dublin, 2015; ‘Circulation(s) 2014: Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne’, Paris; ‘Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography’, Belfast Exposed and The Mac, 2013; Magenta Foundation’s ‘Flash Forward 2013′; and PDN’s ’30 Emerging Photographers to Watch’, New York, 2007.
Dean received the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Students on obtaining an MFA Photography with distinction from Belfast School of Art at Ulster University, and was selected by Olivia Arthur (Magnum) and Anna Sparham (Curator, Museum of London) in Source Magazine’s ‘Graduate Photography Online 2017 Selections’. A winner in the ‘LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017’, Dean was also a finalist in the Klompching Gallery’s ‘FRESH 2017’, for her series, ‘The Illusion of Purpose’.
Dean’s work is held in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection, the Office of Public Works State Art Collection (Ireland), and a number of private collections in the UK and Ireland.