Emma Stibbon RA
Emma Stibbon studied Fine Art BA Hons at Goldsmiths, London and Research Fine Art MA at the University of the West of England. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Ice Limit’ at the Polar Museum in Cambridge, ‘Ice Mirage’ at Galerie Bastian in Berlin, ‘Terra Infirma’ at Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, UK and ‘Falls the Shadow’ at R O O M London. She participates in residencies recently including Artist Placement in Antarctica organised by the Scott Polar Research Institute, the Arctic Circle.org expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic and the Derek Hill scholarship at the British School at Rome. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She was elected Royal Academician in 2013 and lives and works in Bristol.
In summer 2017 Emma Stibbon printed Caldera Overlook, her largest work to date at Spike Print Studio. Together with Amy-Jane Blackwell of Ink on Paper Press and Lisa Takahashi, artist and tutor at Spike Print Studio, they spent many arduous hours realising this extraordinary work and producing an edition of 10. The woodcut evokes the glow of a volcanic crater through a lush rainforest as witnessed by Emma during her 2016 residency with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was printed for her exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery in September.
Link to a video of the Making of “Caldera Overlook” https://vimeo.com/232824878