After a fifteen year career as a painter and sculptor, Victoria Stoll’s interest in mineral specimens led her to take a few basic lessons at the Santa Fe School of Metalsmithing which launched her career as a jewelry designer. During this time, she taught college, exhibited frequently, and was awarded numerous grants and fellowships. She owned a gallery on Canyon Road, which showed her painting and jewelry as well as the work of other contemporary artists.
The word “Contemporary” defines Victoria’s jewelry style with pieces that are large, colorful, and dramatic. Their unique shapes are embellished with cutouts and swirls for a modern, one-of-a-kind look. She loves to use mixed metals, a variety of semi-precious stones, and rare fossils, sometimes all in the same piece of jewelry. The work can be interpreted as playful, sometimes edgy, naughty, or bold.
Victoria’s lifestyle is also interesting and unique. While in Santa Fe, she lived in the mountains east of town in a rustic cabin with no plumbing or central heating…wood was the only source of heat. Currently she lives in Northern New Mexico. She has traveled many times to Europe, India, Mexico, and New Zealand and is a serious organic gardener. Many rescued dogs and cats live with her and she supports several animal shelters. She also has parallel career in metaphysics. Victoria has a BFA from University of Michigan, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.