Bio

Victoria is a Louisiana based fine art photographer and a 1st year MFA student at Indiana University - Bloomington. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in May of 2015 from McNeese State University. She has exhibited on the National and International level with works being accepted into The Center For Fine Art Photography and The McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. She is a member of SPE (Society of Photographic Education) and an Alumna of the McNeese Student Art Association. 


Exhibition History

2015

ULS Day at the Capital/Academic Summit
Capital Building 

( Baton Rouge, Louisiana )

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Lake Charles Art Walk 2015
Empire of the Seed 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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McNeese Visual Art Spring Senior Thesis
“It’s All In Your Head”
Grand Gallery ( Mezzanine ) 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Tasimjae 2015
Juror: David Cargill
Sculptor
The Art Studio, Inc.

 ( Beaumont, Texas )

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The 28th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
Juror: William Andrew Pittman
Curator of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
( New Orleans, LA )
Grand Gallery 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Current Works
McNeese Student Gallery
( Photography )

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McNeese Juried Student Show
Juror: Christopher Troutman
Associate Professor of Art - Lamar University ( Beaumont, Texas )

Grand Gallery ( Mezzanine ) 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Lapin Agile: The Melting Pot
Squires Theatre 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )


2014

Current Works
McNeese Student Gallery
( Photography )

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The Lieutenant: A Collection of Stills
Squires Theatre 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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OPEN
Juror: Shane Lavalette
Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work
The Center for Fine Art Photography 

( Fort Collins, Colorado )
http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/openwithshane-lavalette/

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McNeese Fall Faculty Exhibition
( Independent Study Extension )
Grand Gallery ( Mezzanine ) 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Celebration!
McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts
Signko 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )



The Children's Museum Presents: Art Walk 2014
The Children's Museum of Lake Charles

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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The 27th Annual McNeese National Works On Paper

Juror: Louis Grachos
Director of The Contemporary

( Austin, Texas )
Grand Gallery

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Student Art Association Presents: Art Walk 2014
Stellar Beans

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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McNeese Student Juried Show
Juror: Megan Young
Director of the Dishman Art Museum ( Beaumont, Texas )
Abercrombie Gallery

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

2013

7th Annual Lydia and Joe Cash Juried Exhibition
Art Associates of Lake Charles
Juror: Teresa Johnson
Fine Art Photographer
Central School of Arts and Humanities:
Art Associates of Lake Charles Gallery
( Lake Charles, Louisiana )
*Honorable Mention 

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Gallery Promenade: McNeese Student Art Association
Dharma 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Current Works
McNeese Student Gallery
( Computer Design )
( Color Theory )

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26th Annual McNeese National Works On Paper
Juror: Claudia Schmuckli
Director and Chief Curator at Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston
Grand Gallery 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )

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Current Works

McNeese Student Gallery
( Photography )

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McNeese Juried Student Show
Abercrombie Gallery

 ( Lake Charles, Louisiana )
Juror: Brian Guidry
Curator of the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana
*Merit in Photography Award

2012

Current Works
McNeese Student Gallery
( Photography )

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Civility
Abercrombie Gallery 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )
Extension: Carnegie Library 

( Lake Charles, Louisiana )


Awards

2013 - McNeese Juried Student Show ( Photography )

2013 - 7th Annual Joe and Lydia Cash Juried Exhibition ( Honorable Mention )

2014 - Nowell Daste Award Excellence in Visual Arts

2015 - McNeese Juried Student Show ( Photography )

2015 - University of Louisiana Academic Summit

( Bronze Merit in Photography )


Contact

victoria_j_ridgway@yahoo.com

337.313.8577



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