VICTORIA SIVIGNY - Biography Summary
Born in New York City, Victoria Sivigny has resided in Connecticut over the past six decades. As a shy child, the artist found the woods near her home a mysterious retreat to be explored, and a magical place which sparked her imagination. Childhood summers with her grandmother and great aunts on Shinnecock Bay at the east end of Long Island reinforced her deep connection to nature and the arts. Time spent with these women, each with their own creative gifts, influenced her imaginative and creative experiences at a young age.
Sivigny has participated in numerous art workshops, art history courses, professional art business seminars, as well as a variety of artistic retreats. Since retiring in 2009 from behavioral health administration, she devotes her time to creating, exhibiting, and selling her artwork. From 2009 to 2014, she participated in a monthly independent study and critique group in West Hartford, CT and North Adams, MA, as well as maintaining memberships in artist cooperatives.
Sivigny is an award-winning artist exhibiting her art since 2009. Her work has appeared in over 100 juried statewide, regional, national, and international exhibitions. Selected juried group exhibitions include Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC; Bromfield Gallery-SOWA, Boston, MA; Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe; Connecticut: New Britain Museum of American Art, Slater Memorial Museum, Mattatuck Museum, Mystic Museum of Art, Ely Center for Contemporary Art.
Sivigny holds elected memberships in Connecticut Women Artists, West Hartford Art League, and New Haven Paint and Clay Club. Her work is part of the Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe permanent collection.