Victoria Beal is an artist currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in fine arts from Lewis & Clark College and is working toward her M.F.A. at the University of Chicago. She has received several awards for her work which has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, Austin, TX, Murfeesboro, TN, and Tacoma, WA, as well as in Portland. Victoria is an avid gardener and maintains a plot at the 13th Street garden, a community garden near the Maxwell Street Market in Chicago. PICA’s The Garden Show (1997) was her first curatorial venture.