Figurative Paintings, Commissions, Classes, Mentorships
Victoria Carlin Milstein
" There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge."
~ Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
Painter, Teacher, Social Practice Artist
Victoria Carlin Milstein’s passion for the arts spans three decades. Originally from New York, she has lived and traveled around the world, and now has resides in Greensboro, NC, “The Gateway City”. Victoria studied at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and The Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Victoria’s portraits hang in private and public collections globally including The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Bezeal Artist House. Her works have been featured in important international exhibitions including the Hecksher Museum of Fine Art, The Greensboro Historical Museum, The African America Atelier, The University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Archival Library, The Greenhill Gallery, and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum in Jerusalem.
As a professional portrait artist Victoria has been commissioned to paint locally and internationally for both private and public figures. Recent commissions include North Carolina Supreme Court Former Chief Justice Henry Frye and the late Congressman Howard Coble of Greensboro.
Victoria is a public speaker and advocate for the arts in her community. She serves on numerous art and education boards including TDI Down town Greensboro, Weatherperson Museum, The GreenHill Gallery, Judaic North Carolina Museum, UNCG Board of Visitors, Arts Greensboro Executive Board, Greensboro Cultural Task Force, Greensboro Arts Advisory Council, Greensboro Carousal Committee, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Chair , Greensboro Federation Vice President, NCCJ 2016 (Dinner Chair), Art A LA Cart 2018 CoChair.
Victoria recently completed a series of paintings called the Mali Project. This traveling, social practice series first opened at Greensboro’s African American Atelier in June 2017. The Mali Project series is a multi- medium exhibition collaboration of Victoria’s narrative paintings, her daughter Dina’s writings, and her son Adam’s sculpture. Milstein collaborated with her family as a homage to the inspirational culture and sense of community she witnessed with Dina in Mali. A few of the works are in Congresswoman Alma Adams’ permeant collection at her Capital office in Washington DC.
Currently, when not painting or managing her touring Mali Project series, Victoria is the operator of VCM Art Studio in Greensboro’s historic South End. Her studio is a place of mentorship and fellowship, with model drawings, workshops, and community events for all demographics.