Emma Stibbon

Emma Stibbon (b. 1962 Munster, Germany) studied at Goldsmiths College, London and at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Brighton. Drawing is fundamental to Stibbon’s practice. Her work emerges through her practice of walking and gathering research ‘in the field’, often drawing from observation and using the camera. Back in the studio she constructs large-scale drawings often using fragile drawing media such as chalk on blackboard or volcanic ash on paper. Stibbon is drawn to locations that are in a condition of flux, dynamic formation or erosion. Recurring themes in her work reflect on how the apparently monumental or permanent can be so fragile. She has participated in several residencies, including the Derek Hill scholarship at the British School at Rome, the Scott Polar Research Institute placement in Antarctica, and the Arctic Circle expedition to Svalbard, Norway. Other projects include the Stiftung Federkiel residency at the Spinnerei, Leipzig and the 4th international Gyumri Bienniale, Armenia. She exhibits widely, most recently participating in shows at Galerie Bastian, Berlin, the Polar Museum, Cambridge, R O O M, London, the Stadtmuseum, Berlin and Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Potsdam Museum, Germany and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She was elected Royal Academician in 2013.

Last updated: 20.02.2015


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