New York, NY, 1985
2016: MFA in Visual Arts. Stony Brook University, New York.
Full Tuition Merit Funding.
2008: BFA in Visual Arts. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York.
Full Tuition Merit Scholarship.
2003: The Art Students League of New York, New York.
2015: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders in Education Award, American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
2015: Art Department Chair’s Scholarship Award, Stony Brook University.
2014: Goldberger Fellowship for Excellence in Visual Arts, Stony Brook University.
2003: Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
2015: V. Febrer: Mar Desierto/Desert Sea. Stony Brook University, New York.
2013: V. Febrer: A Sense of Place. LIC Market, New York.
2013: V. Febrer: Vigilia. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Vicálvaro Campus, Madrid (catalogue).
2011: V. Febrer: Memories of a Sea/Memorias de un Mar. Fundación Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (catalogue).
2010: V. Febrer: Vistas y Vinografías II. Galeria Artis, Valencia, Spain.
2008: V. Febrer: Vistas y Vinografías. Galeria Artis, Valencia, Spain.
2008: V. Febrer: Femina et Ovum. Cooper Union, New York.
Group Exhibitions & Screenings (Selected):
2019: Aletheia, Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy. Curated by Marcello Cazzaniga of Camaver Kunsthaus. (catalogue)
2019: NOW is the Future, Local Project. Long Island City, NY. Curated by Carolina Peñafiel & John Baber.
2019: Present Tenses, Center for Arts Education, New York, NY.
2018: Small & Mighty, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Johnny Thornton.
2018: Faculty Exhibition, Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York.
2017: Lantanio, Ottovolarte, Florence, Italy. Curated by Marcello Cazzaniga of Camaver Kunsthaus. (catalogue)
2016: Blu, Former Church of San Nicolao, Bellano, Italy. Curated by Marcello Cazzaniga of Camaver Kunsthaus. (catalogue)
2015: Art after Dark, Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington D.C. Curated by Jonathan Godman.
2015: Art in a Box Benefit Exhibition, The Painting Center, New York. Curated by Valentina DuBasky.
2015: Digital Graffiti International Projection Art Festival, Alys Beach, Florida. Juried by Lucia Fishburne, Florida’s State Film Commissioner; Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Architect; Brett Phares, Curator and Co-Founder of Digital Graffiti; Mark Schnell, Urban Planner; & Robert Seidell, Video Artist, Berlin.
2014: Toride International Video Projection, Toride Train Station, Japan. Juried by the Urban Development
2014: Exposición Oculta, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Fuenlabrada Campus, Madrid. Curated by Luisa Walliser, director of the Integrated Design and Visual Management Program; & Pablo R. Prieto, Professor of Multimedia Arts & Design. (catalogue)
2014: Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition, Long Island Arts Alliance, New York. Juried by the L.I. Arts Alliance.
2013: Curate NYC—Paz Tanjuaquio, Online Exhibition. Curated by Paz Tanjuaquio, Co-Founding Director, TOPAZ ARTS. http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/author/ptanjuaquio
2013: Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, Florida. Travel Award. Juried by Brett Phares, Curator and Co-Founder of Digital Graffiti; Lucia Fishburne, Florida’s State Film Commissioner; Brian Patrick Franklin, assistant professor of Expanded Media in the School of Art at Illinois State University; Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Architect; & Tim Portluck, Associate Professor in the Film and Media Department at Hunter College.
2013: Under the Subway Video Art Night, Local Project, New York. Curated by Antonio Ortuño.
2013: Night Screen, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin. Curated by Sean Naftel.
2012: DysTorpia Media Project, Queens Museum of Art, Local Project, & Outpost Artist Resource, New York. Curated by Gabriel Roldós, Executive Producer at Fluid New Media Lab & Arlan Londoño, Curator at E-Fagia, Toronto.
2012: MUJERES10, Atarazanas Exhibition Space, Valencia, Spain. Curated by María Irene Beneyto, Deputy Mayor and Commissioner of Culture of the City of Valencia, Spain. (catalogue)
2012: VOCES, New York Times Headquarters, New York. Curated by members of the New York Times Latino Heritage Network.
2012: Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, Florida. Juried by Brett Phares, Curator and Co-Founder of Digital Graffiti; Jason Eppink, Assistant Curator of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City; Max Watman, National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellow and author; & Lucia Fishburne, Florida’s State Film Commissioner.
2012: Under the Subway Video Art Night, Local Project, New York. Curated by Antonio Ortuño.
2012: Clocktower, Queens Plaza Historic Clocktower, New York.
2011: Art Angler Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, New York.
2011: Covenant House Benefit Exhibition, NJ Performing Arts Center, Newark.
2011: Current Collection Exhibition, Art Angler Gallery, New York.
2010: Marc Van Meensel Gallery, Lineart Fair, Ghent, Belgium.
2010: New Directions ’10, Barret Art Center, New York (juried by Nat Trotman, associate curator at the
Guggenheim Museum, New York).
2010: Alumni Art Auction, Cooper Union, New York.
2009: Spring Group Show, Dohrmor Gallery, New York.
2008: The Book in Motion, Virtual, http://thebookinmotion.com
2006: Stranger Drawings, Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union, New York (curated by Emily Grenader).
Work in Institutions, Collections, & Commissions (selected):
2014: Mario Fratti Award for Emerging Italian Playwrights. Commissioned to create the new annual award.
2014: Untitled Marine Vista #168 & Untitled Marine Vista #74. President’s Award, State University of New York Research Foundation. Artwork installed at Sunwood Estate, Stony Brook University, New York.
2011: Covenant House Entranceway Mural, Acrylic and latex, 2 walls approx. 45 x 12 ft. each. Covenant House of New Jersey, Newark. Created through a series of artist-led workshops with homeless shelter residents.
2010: Untitled Marine Vista #5. Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600.
2010: Multiple paintings in permanent collection of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.
2010: Permanently installed artwork at the IESE Business School, New York.
2010: 200 unique small format paintings commissioned by Bancaja savings bank, Spain (catalogue).
2010: Limited edition of prints in red wine (vinographs) for The Hispanic Society of America, New York.
2009: Covenant House 20th Anniversary Mural, Acrylic and latex, 3 walls approx. 25 x 12ft., 45 x 12ft. & 20 x 12ft., Covenant House of New Jersey, Newark. Created through a series of artist-led workshops with homeless shelter residents and high school volunteers.
2009: Limited editions of prints in red wine (vinographs) for The Hispanic Society of America together with Art Gallery Guide: Madrid.
2009: Untitled Vista #7, acrylic, 2008. Permanent collection of The Hispanic Society of America, New York.
- Cazzaniga, Marcello. Aletheia. Exhibition Catalogue. Lecco, Italy: Camaver Kunsthaus, 2019.
- Cazzaniga, Marcello. Lantanio. Exhibition Catalogue. Lecco, Italy: Camaver Kunsthaus, 2017.
- Cazzaniga, Marcello. Blu. Exhibition Catalogue. Lecco, Italy: Camaver Kunsthaus, 2016.
- Berges, Dona. “Discovering Fashion and Art in NY,” Hacid Magazine, Issue 33, August, 2016.
- Resilience 韧. Shanghai: Stony Brook University & Eastern China Normal University, 2014.
- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ed. Exposición Oculta. Exhibition Catalogue. Madrid: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 2014.
- Bell, Aisha T., Iván Ruiz, and Victoria Febrer. Febrer: Vigilia. Exhibition Catalogue. Madrid: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 2013. (published as CD-Rom)
- Larousse, ed. El Mundo del Vino. Madrid & México D.F.: Larousse, 2013.
- Alas, Amelia. “Arte Español en Nueva York: Victoria Febrer,”Dominical, Madrid: March 18th, 2012.
- City of Valencia, ed. Exhibition Catalogue. Valencia, Spain: City of Valencia, 2012.
- “Acceso Total: Cooper Union Saturday Program” Telemundo 47-WNJU. New York: Dec 14, 2011.
- “Evening News: 5/29/2011”TVE-1 (Spanish National Television). Madrid: May 29, 2011.
- “Victoria Febrer, en la Rey Juan ”ABC. Madrid: April 23, 2011.
- Burke, Marcus B., Pedro González-Trevijano, and Victoria Febrer. Febrer: Memories of a Sea / Memorias de un Mar. Exhibition Catalogue. Madrid: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 2011.
- Bancaja Foundation, ed. Victoria Febrer: Small Untitled Marine Vista. Serie Bancaja. Valencia: Fundación Bancaja, 2010.
- Figueroa Villota, Mencía. “Paisajes Tranquilos de Victoria Febrer,” Victoria Febrer: Vinografías y Vistas II. Exhibition Brochure. New York: 2010.
- “La artista valenciana Victoria Febrer expone su primer mural en EE UU,”Cultura, Levante – El Mercantil Valenciano. Valencia, Spain: November 23, 2009.
- “Un mural de la española Victoria Febrer se inaugura en EE.UU.,”Chicago Tribune (Spanish Edition), Chicago, November 20, 2009. http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/oes-14456857nov20,0,7597165.story
- Soriano, L. “Obras inmortalizadas con vino tinto, El Mirador.”Las Provincias Valencia, Spain: November 11, 2008.
- Wilson, M. “Material Girl Splits Time between Astoria and Spain.” Queens Chronicle. New York: March 13, 2008.
- “De La Botella al Pincel: La Valenciana Victoria Febrer expone su serie‘Vinografías’ en Nueva York”, Cultura, El Pais. Madrid: February 7, 2008.
- Gonzales, U. “La victoria artística de Victoria,” Culturales.El Correo. New York: February 2, 2008.
Invited Talks, Workshops, Critiques & Portfolio Reviews:
“The Importance of Diversity in the Arts and Entertainment.” Fanfaire, H.S. of Art & Design. February 16, 2019.
A panel discussion featuring successful women, POC, and LGBTQ artists in various fields as they pass along advice on what it took to get where they are now.
Portfolio Reviews. High School of Art & Design. February 16, 2019.
Guest Critic, ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) Mentor Program at Perkins Eastman. 2018.
“Applying to Specialized Visual Arts High Schools.” Apr 19, 2017.
The High School Audition Process, Wagner Middle School, New York. A free information session for parents organized by NYC Admission Solutions.
“Translation & Interpretation in Art Forms: Exploring Literacy through connections between Visual Art & Music for English Language Learners.” Dec 17, 2016.
English Language and Literacy through the Arts (ELLA) Professional Development, United Federation of Teachers, New York. A professional development workshop for teachers participating in the ELLA program through the NYC Dept. of Education and The Center for Arts Education.
“Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation.” Jan 22, 2015.
American Association of Colleges & Universities Centennial Conference, Washington D.C.
A panel discussion by recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award on teaching and learning at the undergraduate level and the changing American academy.
Portfolio Reviews. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art. Dec 5, 2014.
“Visual Arts as a Tool for Conceptualizing Struggle – An Interactive Seminar.” Sep 24, 2014.
Yale University, New Haven. Aronow Research Lab at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy
Studies. An interactive visual arts seminar for PhD candidates in Political Science.
“Design Prep: Portfolio Preparation Workshop Series.” Oct-Nov, 2014.
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. A series of four workshops for high school students on how to create effective portfolios for admission to competitive Design Colleges. Topics included portfolio selection, photography, basic image retouching, and interview skills.
“Design Challenge: Create an interactive game that reveals something about the person playing it.” Apr 17-18, 2014.
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. A studio workshop where high school students explore 2D and interactive design principles and develop conceptual thinking skills and strategies for representing abstract ideas.
“V. Febrer: Vigilia.”Apr 10, 2014. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. Exhibition Talk.
“Design Prep: Intensive Portfolio Preparation Studio.” Nov 19-21, 2013.
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. A 3-day series of intensive studio workshops for high school seniors preparing portfolios for admission to design colleges.
2017– : Adjunct Lecturer, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
Teaches “Art in Education” EDU 203 in the Teacher Education Department (hybrid and fully face-to-face sections). The course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials for integrating arts into the elementary school curriculum to enhance student learning.
2015– : Faculty Member, 92nd Street Y Art Center, New York, NY
Designs curriculum and teaches intensive “Teen Sketching” and “Portfolio Preparation” classes and workshops for middle school students applying to magnet art high schools and high school students applying to competitive art, architecture, and design programs. Oversees and mentors teaching assistants. Previously taught “Art in New York” for ages 4–7; and “Art around the World” for ages 5–7.
2016– : Teaching Artist in Residence, 92nd Street Y Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, New York, NY
Provides year-long Visual Arts instruction in NYC Public Schools through the Discover Art & Visual Design Program. Designs specialized curriculum based on art objects currently on display in NYC Museums & Art Galleries. Previously designed and facilitated CASA (Cultural After School Adventures) programs.
2014– : Master Teaching Artist, Center for Arts Education, New York, NY
Mentors a team of teachers in the Future Arts Initiative, a 4-year federally funded initiative to empower public school teachers to incorporate contemporary art practices into their curriculum. Partners with NYC public schools to develop and teach visual arts workshops that have included Runaway Art, an integrated S.S. curriculum about slavery in NY State; English Language and Literacy through Arts, an integrated Arts & ESL program for recently arrived immigrant students; and Parents as Art Partners, an afterschool program for elementary school children and parents.
2013–2016: Instructor of Record, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY
Taught bi-weekly undergraduate studio course “ARS205 Idea & Form”. Designed & implemented syllabus incorporating 2D, 3D and time-based media with an emphasis on critical thinking and conceptual expression.
2014–2015: Facilitator, PACT (Parents and Children Together) & AMP (Arts Mentoring Program), Free Arts NYC, New York, NY
Taught bilingual English/Spanish Arts workshop series for underserved children and families through partnerships with University Settlement at Campos Plaza Community Center & I Have a Dream Foundation (IHDF). Managed and mentored a team of classroom volunteers, and worked closely with IHDF to monitor student progress and create individualized plans for student success.
2012–2013: Instructor of Spanish Enrichment, Center for Lifelong Learning, Nassau Community College (SUNY), Garden City, NY
Designed and implemented curriculum. Engaged students in conversational practice. Researched supplemental cultural materials, incorporating a study of arts and culture of the Hispanic world.
2011–2014: Instructor of Studio Arts (Portfolio Preparation), Cooper Union, New York, NY
Taught weekly 8-hour class for HS seniors in the Saturday Program. Trained and mentored undergraduate instructors in teaching, collaborative pedagogy and classroom management.
Languages: Native speaker of English & Spanish.
Citizenship: Dual United States & Spain.