Victoria Bayagich holds a B.F.A. from The College for Creative Studies and is a resident creator with The SCHOOL of THOUGHT Project and Detroit Poetry Society and Co-creator of Sketchers Anonymous. Victoria practices traditional painting techniques while investigating different avenues of composition, color, and content. Led by wit and influenced by graphics, she considers eclectic ways to portray structures within a space.

Artist Statement 

As an artist and teacher, I believe there are three key ingredients necessary to make a successful image: composition, color, and content. This avowal stems from my love of the Golden Ratio, Impressionism, and Conceptual Art, and I strive to create work that is a reflection of that belief.

As an investigative and systematic being I produce work in series. The variables and possibilities one idea holds and finding where little truths may lie are endless, which results in entire exhibitions worth of work. When constructing an idea, I give myself a set of guidelines—keywords like isolation, construction, work, or American idioms—to follow. As I collect imagery I allow myself to be swayed in different directions, bringing forth a controlled movement of visual exploration while leaving plenty of room to play. Inspiration comes from the simplest of moments I capture as theatrical-like stills. The result often borders wit and satire.

Photograph shot by Myron Watkins



2018 37th Detroit International Wine Auction - Beacon Park, Detroit, MI 

2018 We Are Culture Creators - The Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI

2018 ArtPrize 10 - The Apartment Lounge, 33 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 

2018 Solo Exhibition - The Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, 1220 Griswold St, Detroit, MI

2018 Fundraising Dinner for Murals in the Market (Paint to Table) - 1XRUN, 2905 Beaufait St. Detroit, MI

2018 Mother Poet - Aretha's Jazz Cafe, 350 Madison Ave, Detroit, MI 
2018 ATTCK! On Wall Vol. 2 - Hidden Gate Gallery, 1353 Division St., Detroit, MI 
2018 Still Healing - 333 Midland St, Highland Park, MI
2018 SC Plein Air Exhibition - The Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI
2018 Toyed - The Art of Custom Framing, 3863 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI
2018 Solo Exhibition - Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, 3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI  

2017 RE/View: A CCS Alumni Exhibition - Valade Family Gallery, 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit, MI

2017 The LOVEvs Review - The Bottom Line Coffee House, 4474 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI

2017 Gold Medal Exhibition - The Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI

2016 In Other Words . . . (Solo Exhibition) - The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E Baltimore Ave, Detroit, MI

2016 Live Edge Artisan Grand Opening - Live Edge Artisan Gallery, 4413 Fernlee St., Royal Oak, MI  

2016 Student Exhibition Opening - A. Alfred Taubman Center For Design - 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit, MI

2015 This House is a ___. Community Arts Exhibition - D. Blair Memorial Theater, 4605 Cass, Detroit, MI

2015 Ways of Seeing (Duo Exhibition) - The Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI

2015 The Vision Volume II: LOVEvs. - 3rd Rail Arts Collective 1115 S University Dr, Ann Arbor, M

2015 Silver Medal Exhibition - The Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI

2015 The Vision Volume I: The RxM Concept  - The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E Baltimore Ave, Detroit, MI

2014 SEPARTICIPATION - The Holding House, 3546 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI