British artist Victoria Cantons (b.1969, London) lives and works in London. Her multidisciplinary practice is primarily shaped by her multi-national, cultural and religious background, the work is confessional with political undercurrents, exploring the language of identity, self and representation, and allows Cantons to point attention towards the dialogue between painting, in and of itself, what it’s doing now, and its history. Cantons’ work investigates themes of interpersonal relationships and mental health. She is interested in the dialogue between painting’s contemporary iterations and its histories using a range of mediums, including drawing, writing and photography, to navigate between intuitive, intellectual, and aesthetic content. In 2021, she completed an MFA at Slade School of Art, London, after graduating with a BA from Wimbledon College of Art, London. Cantons studied Drama for The Stage and Screen at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA South) from 1995-1997. She received the Felix Slade Scholarship in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Chadwell Award in 2021. Her work has featured in recent solo and duo exhibitions at Studio West, London (with Xu Yang) (2021); Cuturi Gallery, Singapore (with Marla Bendini) (2021); and Guts Gallery, London (2020). Recent selected group exhibitions include: Cedric Bardawil at Cromwell Place, London (2021); Flowers Gallery, London (2021); Royal Academy of Art (2020); Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); and White Cube, London (2020). In both 2020 and 2021, Cantons curated the Slade Graduate showcase as a part of London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery, London.