Professor of Art and Design
Printmaking and Drawing
MFA in Printmaking, University of Illinois, 2002
MFA in Set Design, University of Utah, 1998
BFA in Set Design, Moscow Art College, 1985
Victoria Goro-Rapoport path to becoming a renowned printmaker began in the former Soviet Union where she earned her degree in set design. During the Soviet Union’s collapse, Victoria emigrated first to Israel where she opened a frame shop and took printmaking classes before moving to Salt Lake City to continue her education in set design where she received her first MFA from the University of Utah. She then earned her second MFA at the University of Illinois in printmaking.
Set design served as an inspiration through the intersection of architecture, the human figure, and their relationship to space. She is an experimenter in printmaking processes having worked extensively with etching, mezzotints, photoplates, and screen printing before developing a process that involves the use of digital printouts on wood. Her richly detailed work, which explores themes of religion and science as well as the struggle between human emotion and violent technology, has earned her awards in more than 300 juried and invited art exhibitions worldwide.