UDAM Teaching Artist; Visual Artist
As a part of Bad Dog Arts, Victoria is available on a design/consulting basis with large art projects that involve youth of different ages within schools, community facilities, corporate environments, and city-county-state entities. She has expertise in designing lesson plans and curriculum that links to core academic subjects such as science, literacy and math.
Lyons is Co- Founder and Co-Director at Bad Dog Arts a nonprofit organization ded- icated to mentoring youth in the creative arts where she is passionate about the life changing benefits of creating art. She received her BFA from the University of Utah where she studied printmaking, drawing, and painting.
Victoria, who belongs to the Ojibwa Tribe, draws artistic inspiration from nature, animals, and cultures from around the world. Victoria’s over 20 years of teaching experience includes a variety of media that includes drawing, painting, mask mak- ing, paper mache, printmaking, mosaic, ceramic tile, batik and fused glass classes for children and adults. In addition, she has also been involved as a team member on several public art projects.
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS
2017 Gunnison Legacy Wall, in Gunnison, Utah. Glazed porcelain tile mural repre- senting the history and charm of this rural Utah community commissioned by the City of Gunnison with Michael Moonbird.
2014 Sun, Moon, and All Things In-Between / Glendale Public Library, Salt Lake
City, UT – The 6’ x 30’ ceramic glazed porcelain tile mural located at the main north entrance of the library reflects the essence of diverse cultures of the neighbor- hood. The imagery is vibrant and colorful which depicts the multicultural explora- tion and exchange of information beyond books.
2013 Hartland Community Partners Mural Project / University Neighborhood Partners in Salt Lake City, Utah – Glazed porcelain tile mural
2007-2011 Pillars of the Community for the Bridge over Barriers Project, Salt Lake City Utah – Sixteen glass mosaic figures depicting significant community members on 16’ freeway columns.
2000-2001 Trolley Station UTA Light Rail Project, 400 South 600 East TRAX Sta- tion, Salt Lake City, Utah. A team project with Bad Dog Arts including Michael Moonbird, Paul Heath & Valerie Price. Digital printing on glass, ceramic mosaics, poetry & images printed on metal panels, engraved granite pavers.