stARTup Success Stories: Chapter Two

Victoria Huckins at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Victoria Huckins at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter, owner of Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery and stARTup Advisor, met Victoria Huckins, exhibiting at stARTup San Francisco in 2016 and the two have formed a fruitful and fulfilling relationship.


2017 Group exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, with Victoria Huckins on right

2017 Group exhibit at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, with Victoria Huckins on right

About their first meeting Jennifer said, “I view my gallery as a place of connection and transformation. My goal as a gallery owner is to provide a direct experience with the artist.”

She continued, “I look forward to finding something new and undiscovered at stARTup Art Fair. I first met Victoria Huckins at stARTup two years ago in San Francisco. Her art, along with her professionalism and ‘ready-ness’ was exactly what I look for when taking the risk of bringing on a new artist.”

Loquacious #4 , Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 in.  Available at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Loquacious #4, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 in. Available at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer was also taken with Victoria’s process, which Victoria describes as reflecting her “subconscious thoughts and inspirations. I do not have a preconceived image or idea in mind at the outset. I start most of my painting with texture, then add color and shapes somewhat at random. This triggers an imaginative and reactive process, happening naturally within the piece.”

After working together and sharing a positive professional relationship, Victoria signed on with Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in May 2017.

Victoria dropping off work at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in 2017

Victoria dropping off work at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in 2017

“Victoria’s work was an immediate hit with our clients and gallery community,” Jennifer continues. “Her work is playful but sophisticated, with a unique visual language and use of media.”

Building on successful group shows in 2017, Jennifer featured Victoria in “T R A N S I T 1 8 N S,” which took 4 years to develop and ran June-July, 2018.

Victoria Huckins (right) alongside fellow stARTup SF 2017 artist Carol Aust (left)

Victoria Huckins (right) alongside fellow stARTup SF 2017 artist Carol Aust (left)

“Victoria is now one of our best-selling artists,” Jennifer says. "Her pieces are never in the gallery for long!"

Jennifer working in her studio

Jennifer working in her studio

Jennifer is always looking for new artists to empower and elevate. (It’s why we enjoy working with her on our Advisory Committee!) Before we left her beautiful gallery, we asked what she loves most about her role as an artist, gallery owner, and educator.

“Great art speaks truths we all understand. Whether you are in need of a change to your interior space, or desire a change within, it can begin with art.”

 

Victoria Huckins will be exhibiting at stARTup LA at the hip and stylish Kinney Venice Beach hotel this February 15-17. Tickets are on sale now!

If you missed Success Stories: Chapter 1, you can catch it here to discover Andi Campognone, Curator and Director, at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History and the stARTup Artists she works with.