Victoria J. Dean (b. Belfast, 1980) is a photographic artist based in Northern Ireland. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally including On the Border between Time and Loss (Maeve Mulrennan, curator), Galway Arts Centre, Galway, 2016; Halftone, The Library Project, Dublin, 2015; Emerging (Slideshow Night), at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, 2015; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London; 185th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2015; Greetings From Ireland (Ángel Luis González, curator) at The Library Project, PhotoIreland, Dublin and Triennial of Photography Hamburg; in 2014: Circulation(s) 2014: Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne, Paris; Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography (Karen Downey, curator; Colin Graham, publication author) at Belfast Exposed and The Mac in Belfast, 2013; the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2013 in Toronto, London and Boston; and PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2007, New York.
Represented by the Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast), Dean was featured in SCOPE New York and in Elective Perspective (Peter Richards, curator), Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Poland, 2010. Dean collaborated with Northern Irish poet, Moyra Donaldson, culminating in the series Dis-Ease, published by Abridged magazine in issue 0-36: Dis-Ease (Gregory McCartney, editor), 2014.
Solo exhibitions have included RUA RED, Dublin, 2014; The Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast, 2013 and the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, 2012. Her work is held in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection and a number of private collections in the UK and Ireland.