ABOUT

VICTORIA ROWLEY strives to re-invent the characteristics of commercial textiles.  Inspired by shapes from natural formations as well as textures, she uses her highly sophisticated technical skill to develop fabrics which represent a very special, even complex fusion between natural beauty and modernity. 

Her works are intended to represent the structures of universal materials and patterns.  Identifying patterns in ecosystems, hand-rendered subjects are combined as well as transformed into strong correlations which form complex patterns and shapes.  Images of the natural world with abstract, also at times sexual subjects are featured in her work.  The enticing images are joined with innovative and unexpected textures.  Objets d’art together with artefacts of oriental origin inspire her greatly; the latest technique she has developed gives a historical appearance to her images.  The resulting effect is a powerful sense of experience, along with final works which emanate feelings of universal sensuality.

British (b.1991), based in London, England.

TIMELINE

2017        Show Off Silks, Nam Long Le Shaker, London, UK

2016        Collaboration with Grace Vane Percy for Show Off Silks, London, UK

2015        Rowley & Tiran, GQ Men of the Year Awards, London, UK 

2014        Art of Dress Salon, New York, USA

2013        Graduated with a BA (hons) Surface Textiles from London College of Fashion, UK

2012        Collaboration with Grace Vane Percy & Art Luxe for The Rover, London, UK

2011        Collaboration with Grace Vane Percy on Venus, Yorkshire, UK

2010        Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2009        Charles H Cecil Studios, Life and Cast Drawing, Florence, Italy