Victoria Walters (BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGDip, FRSA, AFHEA) is a Lecturer in Visual Culture and Fine Artist with a multifaceted practice including research, writing, art practice and teaching. Her written research relates to the practice of 20th Century German artist Joseph Beuys and she has published and co-edited a variety of texts on the artist’s work, giving related conference papers at institutions in the UK and overseas. In addition to Beuys’ work and legacies, her research interests include theories of language, the relationship between art and anthropology and art and notions of home/ecology.  

Victoria’s sculptural installation practice relates to narratives of home, protection and the state of exception. Photography is also important to her and photographic documentation of the structures she builds sometimes becomes the work itself.  Her visual art practice dialogues with her writing, ongoing research and critical reflection. She is currently an Associate Artist of the Bricks Artist Programme, Reaching Resilience.

Victoria holds a PGDip in Fine Art, a MA in Digital Media and a PhD in Visual Culture. Teaching is very important to her and she has a range of experience as an educator of theory and practice.  She has taught into Visual Culture programmes from undergraduate to MA level and into Fine Art at MA level, supervising practice-led PhD students and one PhD student in Art History who has recently completed their studies. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.