Virginia Visker
Jukebox Tombstone
50" x 35" acrylic
 11x13 print $45

Virginia Visker

Virginia Visker came to Iowa City in 1976 and became an integral part of the counterculture here, especially as it relates to “outsider artists”, a term applied to people who have had no professional training in art and create art from their soul—not always pretty, but with extraordinary grace and talent.

Virginia is known for her avid interest in unifying people in the community to demystify the outsider artist, proudly admitting to be among this unique population. Her work has a deep energy which she describes as an outpouring of her inner demons. Afflicted with paranoid schizophrenia, some of her work is the expression of nightmares that awaken her in the middle of the night—which is also her optimum time for doing her work. She also explains that her mental illness enhances her art using the formula: Contort, Control, Confuse, Compose. Virginia is inspired by nature, enjoys her closest friends and her godchildren as well as being involved with getting her art out there and helping others to do so.  She offers both originals and prints of her work for sale.

Virginia Visker

 Soho Tunnel Virginia Visker 2017 12"x12" acrylic on canvas 11" x 11" print $45, original negotiable

Soho Tunnel
Virginia Visker 2017
12"x12" acrylic on canvas
11" x 11" print $45, original negotiable

Virginia Visker  2017
Karmic Boogie Monster
 Acrylic on canvas 12x12"
11x11 print $35

Who Mixed the Salad
Virginia Visker 2017
Acrylic on canvas 12"x12"
 11x11" print $40, original negotiable

Squeeze the Fly out of My Thorax Bondage
Virginia Visker 2016
12" x 12" Acrylic on canvas
Print $45  11 x 11

 Side Show Air Guitar Virginia Visker 2017 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas 11" x 11" print $45

Side Show Air Guitar
Virginia Visker 2017
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
11" x 11" print $45

 Bent Over Some Noodles Cooking Virginia Visker 2017 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas 11" x 11" print $40

Bent Over Some Noodles Cooking
Virginia Visker 2017
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
11" x 11" print $40

Virginia Visker
Another Chloroform Picnic
15" x 15" acrylic $75, 11x11 print $35, original negotiable

Lunch with Showerhead Nun
Virginia Visker 2017
15" x 15" acrylic
 11x11 print $40, original negotiable

Bolshevik Split Harelip Service
Virginia Visker 2017
12 x 12 acrylic $75, 11x11 print $35

Intermission Called For Tribal Scream
Virginia Visker 2017
Acrylic on canvas, print 11x14 $45