Scholarly biography and interests

Recognised as an artist working primarily in drawing and print, Emma Stibbon's art practice investigates the histories and geological narratives of place. She has established her reputation through an international exhibition profile and a series of residencies and awards.

Emma Stibbon's research examines both natural processes and phenomena, and the impact of human endeavor on place, recognising both are related. Drawn to places that put a perspective on the viewer, her practice as a landscape artist addresses environments that are in a condition of flux or change. Whether this is man-made or created through the forces of nature such as geologically changing or glacially eroded landscape the subjects are connected by their sense of scale or drama. Emma examines how the apparently monumental can be so fragile as well as how the appearance of a place can retain the structures and patterns of its evolution. She is interested in this overlaying of history, creating a palimpsest of place. Her response often leads to a fluid understanding of geography, culture, politics and memory.

The drawing process is fundamental to her work, a primary concern for her is the correspondence between idea, process and place. Her research sets out to explore whether the interconnection of drawing and print can present a visual space for reflection and engagement with contemporary issues of transition and change in our surroundings.

Emma Stibbon was selected for the Arctic Circle 2013, an art and science expedition to the High Arctic. Other residency projects include selection by the Stiftung Federkiel in 2005 for a residency in the Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig and inclusion the 4th International Gyumri Biennale, Armenia in 2004. Her work has recently received awards including the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery Prize (Northern Print Biennale) in 2009, Individual Artist Awards from the Arts Council South West in 2010 and 2007 and British Council support in 2009 for StadtLandschaften. She received a University of Brighton sabbatical in the 2012/13 scheme enabling her to continue with further research into landscapes in transition. 

Emma Stibbon completed the Derek Hill scholarship residency at the British School at Rome, with solo exhibition outcomes in 2011 including The Gods That Failed, Roma and Falls the Shadow. Other projects that focus on the built landscape of Berlin include StadtLandschaften shown at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin and the University of Brighton Gallery in 2010. She developed this ongoing line of enquiry for a solo show dialogue Berlin/Potsdam, at the Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam, Berlin, working in collaboration with Potsdam Museum and gallery upstairs berlin.

Previous projects focusing on the rapid retreat of glaciers have taken her to the Alps (2007/8) and the Antarctic Peninsula (2006) resulting in a series of collaborative public exhibitions and talks including Glacial Shift, a solo exhibition at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. 

Stibbon's works are held in many public and private collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the Stadtmuseum, Berlin.

Emma Stibbon joined the Fine Art Printmaking Department at the University of Brighton in 2006 having studied for her Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, London and Research Fine Art MA at the University of the West of England, Bristol.  

Emma Stibbon's StadtLandschaften - CityLandscapes is one of the books available from the Faculty of Arts online shop.

Featured works and projects

Image of Stibbon's Hverir, Iceland, a volcanic crater

Terra Infirma

An exhibition and book investigating dynamic landscape and its impact on the human environment

Emma Stibbon: There Never Was A GDR

StadtLandschaften - City Landscapes

Spans the extremes of the natural and the urban landscape – from sheer mountains and vast glacial seas.

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Utopian Architecture

Traces Berlin’s experience of the political/social extremes of the 20th century in the imprint of the city’s street plans and buildings.

Emma Stibbon, black and white image titled Marble Quarry Carerra

Woodcuts and Drawings

This project relates to an interest in notions of the Sublime and positions the work in a North European landscape tradition.

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Antarctica

This body of work charts a journey made by ship through the Antarctic Convergence to the ice landscape of the Peninsula.

Research activity

Repository holdings

Number of items: 12.

Stibbon, Emma (2014) Drawing the Polar Regions Upstairs, Berlin, Zimmerstrasse, Berlin, Germany.

Stibbon, Emma (2012) Potsdam – Berlin, Changing Cities [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2011) The Lure of Water [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma and Temme, Wolfgang (2010) Emma Stibbon - Wolfgang Temme [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2009) Emma Stibbon: Firn [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2009) Northern Print Biennale [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2008) Glacial Shift [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2008) Retreat [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma (2008) Glacial Shift: a series of drawings, woodcuts and an animation looking at glaciated Alpine landscape R O O M Artspace (Art Gallery), London, UK.

Stibbon, Emma (2008) Terra infirma [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma Roma [Exhibition]

Stibbon, Emma StadtLandschaften [Exhibition]

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Further research and professional activities 

Solo exhibitions

2013

  • Terra Infirma, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire

2012

  • dialogue Berlin/Potsdam, Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam, Berlin in collaboration with Potsdam Museum and Gallery upstairs berlin

2011

  • Falls the Shadow, R O O M, London
  • ROMA, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, UK with catalogue
  • The Gods That Failed, Beck and Eggeling New Quarters, Dusseldorf 

2010

  • Now’s the Time, upstairs berlin, Berlin 
  • Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften, University of Brighton Gallery (touring)

2008

  • Retreat R O O M London

2007

  • Antarctica Gallery upstairs berlin, Berlin 

2006

  • Emma Stibbon: Antarctica Series Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
  • Antarctica Drawings, R O O M, Bristol

2005

  • Ian Monroe and Emma Stibbon: Utopian Architecture, upstairs berlin, Berlin (2 person show)

2002

  • Emma Stibbon New Woodcuts, Jill George Gallery, London

2001

  • Emma Stibbon, Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth

2000

  • Emma Stibbon, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath
  • Emma Stibbon, Castello Aragonese, Otranto, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

  • Meeresrauschen Gallery upstairs berlin, Berlin, group show with Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, Christine Schultz and others
  • Collaborators 2012, R O O M, London

2011

  • Drawing 2009, ‘11 - Biennial Fundraiser, the Drawing Room, London
  • Infinite Beginnings, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London with Tim Lewis and Julian Perry
  • Changing Perspectives, University of Bristol Arts and Science Exhibition, The Bristol Gallery
  • A Passion for Prints: Ten Years of the Golder-Thompson Gift Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

2010

  • Meet me at the Cemetery Gates, British School at Rome. Group exhibition with Joanna Bryniarska, Alison Crawshaw, Richard Gasper, Martin Sims, David Smith, Emma Stibbon, Léa-Catherine Szacka
  • Template, Rabley Drawing Centre / 107 Workshop, Wiltshire
  • The Lure of WaterSwindon City Museum and Art Gallery
  • Sea Fever: From Turner to Today Southampton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • Emma Stibbon and Wolfgang TemmeVerein fur Original-Radierung, Munich 

2009

  • Northern Print Biennale The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle on Tyne
  • Firn display of prints at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 
  • All Over The Place: Drawing Place, Drawing SpaceStanley and Aubrey Burton Gallery, Leeds 
  • Masters and Mistresses of Drawing Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre
  • R O O M Collaborators, R O O M, London 
  • Drawing 2009 - Biennial Fundraiser, the Drawing Room, London
  • Fixsterne, 100 Years Art on Paper: Adolf Menzel to Kiki Smith, Schleswig Holsteinische Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottdorf, Germany

2008

  • Holzschnittheute 2008, Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Zoo Art Fair, represented by R O O M, London
  • All Over The Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, LAND2, University of the West of England, Bristol 
  • Paper 8, with Pablo Alonso, Kate Atkin, Katie Holton, Simon Schubert, and others, upstairs berlin, Berlin
  • Monochrome, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire, with Martyn Grimmer, Ged Quinn, Mariele Neudeker, Daphne Wright and others
  • 10th Anniversary Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University 
  • All Over The Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, LAND2 group, University of the West of England, Bristol 

2007

  • David Jones, Christine Schulz, Emma Stibbon, McKinsey & Company, Cologne, Germany
  • Jetzt, curated by Michael Haas, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Raumwelten, Kunsthalle Arnstadt, Arnstadt, Germany
  • Twenty, Celebrating 20 years of Arts in Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Dorset

2006

  • NORDENFJORDS 2006 - Kunst fra Berlin, Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Denmark
  • Originals ’06, Mall Galleries, London
  • Summer Exhibition 2007 and 2004 – 2006, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2005

  • The Spirit of Place, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • Exploring the Line, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
  • Reflex, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales
  • Reflected Marks, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
  • Winterzauber, upstairs berlin, Berlin
  • Art Caucasus 2005, Tblisi, Georgia

2004

  • 8 Artists from Spike Island, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
  • LAND2: beyond landscape?, Dean Clough, Halifax
  • 4th International Gyumri Biennial, Armenia (British Council support)
  • Group show, Six Chapel Row, Bath
  • '00,'97,'94, RWA Open Print, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2003

  • Breckman Room, recent acquisitions, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • Seize the Moment, Six Chapel Row, Bath

2002

  • Nature From Wood, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2001

  • In-Print Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
  • Large Print Show, Jill George Gallery, London
  • '94 - '99, National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

1999

  • Relief Print Today, Gainsborough House, Suffolk
  • Mountain, Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Emma Stibbon:exhibition of recent works, Dorset County Hospital, Dorset
  • Landmarks, Jill George Gallery, London

1998

  • Mexican Contemporary Print Exhibition, Mexico D.F (touring)
  • Mexican Print Exchange, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery (touring)

1997

  • International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, USA

Publications

2013

  • Terra Infirma, Emma Stibbon, Hulbert & Woodall Print Ltd, ISBN 978 0 9926817 22

2010

  • Printmaking, a Contemporary Perspective by Paul Coldwell,Black Dog Publishing ISBN 9781906155438 (inclusion)
2009
  • Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Leipzig (UK distributer Cornerhouse Books) ISBN 978-3-86678-2754 monograph book with essays on the artist’s work by Andreas Teltow, Keeper of Fine Art, Stadtmusuem Berlin and Dr Carolyn Wilde (monograph)
  • Fixsterne, 100 Years Art on Paper: Adolf Menzel to Kiki Smith, Wienand Verlag ISBN 978-3-87909-980-1 Schleswig Holsteinische Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottdorf, Germany 2009 text Caroline Florsdorff (inclusion)
2006
  • Prints Now. Directions and Definitions, Gill Saunders and Rosie Miles, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2006, ISBN 0904490 254 (inclusion)
2005
  • The Drawing Book, edited by Tania Kovats,Black Dog Publishing, London (inclusion) 

Catalogues

2011

  • Roma Rabley Drawing Centre UK with essay by Dr Angela Summerfield, ISBN pending
  • The Gods that Failed, Beck and Eggeling Kunstverlag, ISBN 3-930919-70-2 with essay by Gerard Goodrow 
  • All Over The Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, LAND2 , University of the West of England, Bristol, Autumn 2009 ISBN 978-1-905821-14-3 (inclusion) 
2009 
  • Masters and Mistresses of Drawing, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre (inclusion)
  • Munich Verein fur Original-Radierung Jahres-Gaben September 2009 p. 19 (inclusion)
  • Northern Print Biennale, ISBN 978-0-9555846-4-0
2008
  • Holzschnitt Heute. Kunstpreis 2008, Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Bildung der Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg (inclusion)
2007
  • jetzt, curated by Beck and Eggeling, Duesseldorf 3-930919-45-1 (inclusion)
  • Emma Stibbon: Antarctica, upstairs berlin, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-9811629-1-2
2005
  • Ian Monroe and Emma Stibbon: Utopian Architecture, upstairs berlin, Berlin 
  • Reflex, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales 2005 (inclusion)
2004
  • LAN2D: beyond landscape? Dean Clough, Halifax 2004 (inclusion)
2002
  • In-Print Ferens Art Gallery, Hull ISBN 0-904490-25-4 (inclusion)
  • Relief Printing Anne Westley, A & C Black Publishers (inclusion)
2001
  • Emma Stibbon, Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth, ISBN 0 905173 503

Articles/reviews

2011

  • Traces of a Hanging 
  • Falls the Shadow Joe Rudkin, Flavorpill, Cultural Guide, London 
  • Horizon Review, Issue 6 Nancy Campbell The Art of Losing
  • Arte e Roma Borsisti in Mostra alla British School, Dec 2010/Jan 2011 p.13
2010
  • Weltkunst Die Ruhe nach dem Strurm Gerard Goodrow, No10 2010 pp.48/49
  • Art Book (journal) Emma Stibbon StadtLandschaften book review by Dr Angela Summerfield published by Blackwells with the Association of Art Historians (UK) in May 2010
  • Print Quarterly Emma Stibbon StadtLandschaften book review by Dr Angela Summerfield, June 2010
  • Criticismism
  • Alpine Snow Allis Moss web interview Radio Romania International , 31/1/ Network Europe Extra
2009
  • The Ice Woman Cometh Pallant House Magazine article, Dec/May issue number 19 invited article
  • Museums Journal, Berlin July – September 2009 ps. 64 – 65StadtLandschaften review 
  • Der Eisberg Ruht Der Tagesspiegel 26 August 2009, p.22 Jens Henrichsen StadtLandschaften review
  • Die Kontinuitatder Verwandlung Berliner Zeitung 16 July 2009 StadtLandschaften review
  • Kunst Magazin Berlin ‘Die Kritik’ September 2009 p.47 StadtLandschaften review
2008
  • Sublime Stibbon, in: Printmaking Today, Winter 2008
  • Glacial Shift in: Research News, autumn 2008, University of Brighton
  • Art Rotterdam Review, Welt, 16 February
2007
  • Jitter, Vitruv und die Folgen: Drawing Book, p. 69 & 70, November
  • Emma Stibbon – Antarctica, S Schwarzenberger, Zeichnungen: artery, Berlin
  • Konfrontation mit älteren Positionen, Chr. Herchenröde: Handelsblatt Kunstmark
  • Emma Stibbon – Antarctica, in: Kunstmagazin Berlin, February 2007, p. 14
  • Katrin Bettina Müller, Die Vermessung der Innenwelt, TAZ Berlin, Jan 29 p. 23
2006
  • In Search of the Sublime, Juliet Cook, Printmaking Today, Winter 2006, p. 8 - 9
  • Drawing Quarters 2006, in: Bristol School of Art, Media and Design, access: June
  • Emma Stibbon: Kasino IV, in: Kunst Kultur Pfade.Magazinbeilage des Standard p.13
  • Daniela Gregori, Bitte um Kenntnisnahme: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 8/4, p. 49
  • Nordenfjords 2006, in: Kunstens Venner i Vendsyssel, access: February 15
2005
  • 4th International Gyumri Biennial, Armenia Third Text, vol. 19, issue 4, 2005 p.70
  • Winterzauber in: tip Berlin, December 29, 2005, p. 88
  • Utopian Architecture – Ian Monroe und Emma Stibbon, Sebastian Schwarzenberger, in: Artery Kunstführer Berlin, August–September 2005, p. 6 -7
  • Utopian Architecture, in: Combats Magazine, access: July 27, 2005
  • Die Kultur der Angst, in: ACC-Weimar, access: July 20, 2005
  • Brigitte Werneburg, Kunstrundgang, in: TAZ Berlin, July 13, 2005, p. 27
  • Ulrich Clewing, KunstStücke: Würfelkunst, in: Der Tagesspiegel, July 9, p.26

Residencies

2013

  • The Arctic Circle 2013; art and science expedition to the High Arctic, organised by the Farm, New York 
  • Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Artist-in-Residency Programme 
2012
  • Listhús Artist Residency Program, Ólafsfirði, Iceland 
2010
  • Derek Hill Scholarship Award, British School at Rome
2005
  • Stiftung Federkiel, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, residency award
2004
  • 4th International Gyumri Biennale Armenia (British Council support)
2002 
  • Juliet Gomperts Memorial Trust residency award, Italy
1998
  • Beacon Rise School, artist in residence, funded by Arts Express Lottery
1997
  • Residency in Guadalahaja, Mexico, funded by RWA travel bursary and the British Council

Commissions

2010

  • Editioned print Antarctica Mirror with 107 Workshop and Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre
2008
  • Firn edition of woodcuts in portfolio with forward text by Dr Aeneas Bastian, published by Xylon, Switzerland
2005
  • Travel to Antarctica commission for work (private sponsor)
2001
  • DJC Initiatives Ltd: Commission for five large drawings
1999
  • Dorchester Hospitals Arts Trust: Bringing the Outside In eight new works for public spaces (Arts Council Lottery funded)

Artist talks, conferences and symposia

2012

  • Invited speaker at Transmission Host lecture series Catastrophe, convened by Fine Art Department, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Drawing Urban Legacies in Berlin Speaker at the Social History Society Annual Conference, Brighton , with Matthew Cornford and John Timberlake, session Art, Conflict and Memory: from Civil War to Cold War chaired by Peter Seddon
2011
  • Co-chair of Urban Ruins session of Ruins in C20 Art and Literatureconference, organised by the Institute of English Studies, University of London 
  • The Fragility of Place, invited speaker at No Man's Land University of Plymouth conference organised by the Land/Water Research Group
  • The God’s That Failed / Other Spaces gallery talk with Apostolos Palavrakis & Gerard Goodrow, Beck & Eggeling New Quarters, Dusseldorf
  • Roma gallery discussion with Meryl Ainslie, Director Rabley Drawing Centre
2010
  • Speaker at Liminal Science and Arts Seminar Half day seminar at Bristol University Nanoscience and Quantum Information Centre, organized by Tania Hershman writer in residence at Bristol University.
  • Drawing, Place and Memory co-organiser of APPRI symposium with Peter Seddon to co-incide with solo show ‘StadtLandschaften’ at the University of Brighton gallery, with Dr Iain Biggs, Anne-Marie Creamer and Emma Stibbon and panel debate chaired by Peter Seddon
  • Artist gallery talk at Pallant House, Chichester to coincide with display of Firn woodcut edition, open to the public
  • Dialogues 2010 Norwich University College of the Arts Two day symposium exploring research around contemporary drawing practice with invited speakers Claude Heath, Emma Stibbon, Stephen Felmingham, Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi chaired by Paul Fieldsend Danks
2009
  • Artist in conversation with Andreas Teltow (curator of Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften) at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, to coincide with exhibition open to the public
  • Invited panel member, with Hayward Gallery Touring exhibitions curator Roger Malbert, Anne-marie Creamer, Roger Conlon, and Philip Walker, to coincide with The End of the Line drawing exhibition at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
  • Artist talk at Spike Island Print, Bristol, open to the publicGallery discussion between Emma Stibbon, Dr Giles Brown (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol) at R O O M to coincide withRetreat solo exhibition>Panel discussion Emma Stibbon at R O O M with the artist, Emma Stibbon, Dr Giles Brown (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol), Professor Vala Ragnarsdottir (Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Bristol) and Sandie Macrae (Director, R O O M, Bristol) to coincide with solo exhibition Antarctica Drawings
  • Drawing Quarters (one of four lead artists), University of the West of England, Bristol 

Esteem

Emma Stibbon's work is in the following collections:

Celine & Heiner Bastien; Ute Meta Bauer Collection; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol; Dorset County Hospital; Euler Private Collection, Berlin; Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Aberdeen; Hereford and Worcester (Education Collection); Holzel Collection; Jonathan Meese Collection; Kolm Private Collection, Vienna; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle on Tyne; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex; New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth; Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge; Stadsmuseum, Berlin; Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Citations and reviews

“… Stibbon’s Antarctic drawings are an oblique record of ‘rare Phenomena’ which, like stars from distant galaxies, no longer exist by the time their image reaches our eyes. The curator Andreas Telow, writing about Stibbon’s German StadtLandschaften series, notes the artist’s interest in Albert Speer’s ‘Theory of Ruin Value’: ‘According to this theory, the massive buildings of the self-styled “Thousand Year Empire” were planned and materials for them carefully selected, so that they would impress even as ruins’. A culture which plans its ruins for sublime effect shows more ambition and arrogance than even Shelley’s Ozymandius (‘Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’).”

(Nancy Campbell, The Art of Losing, Horizon Issue 6, Saltpublishing)
(Joe Rudkin, Flavorpill, Cultural Guide, London 2011)
(Stephan Biesenbach, catalogue introduction for Antarctica, upstairs berlin 2007)
(Professor Paul Gough, catalogue introduction for Jill George solo exhibition 2001)
(Sandie Macrae, on occasion of exhibition at R O O M, Bristol)
(Dr. Angela Summerfield from the publication Roma published by Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre 2011)

“Ink-on-paper and larger wall drawings bring to life the interplay between the sites of ancient Rome and a more modern empire, namely that of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.”

"Due to Stibbon's elaborate drawings we are taken on an epic voyage across Antarctica which we would probably never have undertaken in real life. Highlighted by the silvery quality of the surface and faint touches of light blue and rose tones, Stibbon captures the prismatic glow."

"But it is in the creation of dramatic effect that Stibbon really excels, and the prints are not just a tour-de-force but the work of an artist with huge ambitions - to represent the unrepresentable."

"Emma Stibbon's mesmeric work has an emotional charge - not tilting against beauty but evoking the pathos of the sublime. The silvery quality of the surface of the work suggests the tonal values of some lost photographic technique showing the visually overwhelming experience of an utterly remote place."

“..previous significant artistic projects have involved periods spent in the Antarctic and Berlin. These seemingly disparate geographies are united by a common thread, which is the impact of time. For Emma Stibbon, Roma is, therefore,...the built space [which] can be read as a layering of historical traces. The inevitable decline and renewal of utopian planning is apparent and is imprinted on a city’s street plans and buildings. This connects with my underlying interest in how our surroundings are shaped by both the elemental forces of nature and the impact of human enterprise.

Our continual fascination with, and readings of, classical architecture, and its subsequent emulations, are also part of a more general shared psyche of myths, events and the sense that the ambitions and endeavor we invest in our environment can be ultimately fragile. The woodcut ‘Aqueduct’ is both a veritable technical tour de force and a powerful meditation on this inescapable and enduring human dilemma.”

Articles and reviews 

2014

2010
  • Arte e Roma Borsisti in Mostra alla British School, Dec 2010/Jan 2011 p.1
  • Weltkunst Die Ruhe nach dem Strurm Gerard Goodrow, No10 2010 pp.48/49
  • Art Book (journal) Emma Stibbon StadtLandschaften book review by Dr Angela Summerfield published by Blackwells with the Association of Art Historians (UK) in May 2010
  • Print Quarterly Emma Stibbon StadtLandschaften book review by Dr Angela Summerfield, June 2010
  • Criticismism
  • Alpine Snow Allis Moss web interview Radio Romania International , 31/1/ Network Europe Extra
  • Art Rotterdam Review, Welt, 16 February
  • 'Vitruv und die Folgen: Drawing Book', Jitter, pp.69-70, November
  • 'Emma Stibbon', Mister Motley, September–November.
  • 'Reise durch die Antarktis: Harriet Haussler im Gesprecht mit Emma Stibbon',Schöngeist, 12 Ausgabe, Fruhling, pp47-53
  • 'Konfrontation mit alteren Positionen', Handelsblatt Kunstmarkt, pp23–25, February
  • Die Vermessung der Innenwelt', TAZ Berlin, 29 January, p23
  • 'Emma Stibbon', Kunstmagazin Berlin, February, p14

2009

  • The Ice Woman Cometh Pallant House Magazine article, Dec/May issue number 19 invited article
  • Museums Journal, Berlin July – September 2009 ps. 64 – 65 StadtLandschaften review
  • Der Eisberg Ruht Der Tagesspiegel 26 August 2009, p.22 Jens Henrichsen StadtLandschaften review
  • Die Kontinuitatder Verwandlung Berliner Zeitung 16 July 2009 StadtLandschaften review
  • Kunst Magazin Berlin ‘Die Kritik’ September 2009 p.47 StadtLandschaften review

2008

  • Sublime Stibbon, in: Printmaking Today, Winter 200
  • Glacial Shift in: Research News, autumn 2008, University of Brighton

2007

  • Sebastien Schwarzenberger, 'Emma Stibbon – Antarctica Zeichnungen', Artery Berlin, February/March, p2
  • 'Emma Stibbon, Antarctica', radio interview with Barbara Wiegand, InfoRadio RBB 31, January 2007 

2006

  • 'In Search of the Sublime', Juliet Cook, Printmaking Today, vol15, issue 4, Winter
  • 'Emma Stibbon', Venue Magazine, October, p82
  • 'Emma Stibbon' Kasino VI, Kunst Kultur Pfade: Standard, April
  • 'Bitte um Kenntnisnahme', Daniela Gregor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 8
  • 'Nordenfjords 2006', Kunstens Venner i Vendsyssel, February
  • 'Drawing Quarters 2006', University of the West of England, School of Art, Media and Design, June 2006

2005

  • 'Winterzauber', Tipp Berlin, December 29
  • Sebastian Schwarzenberger, 'Utopian Architecture – Ian Monroe und Emma Stibbon', Artery Kunstführer Berlin, August – September 2005, pp6-7
  • 'Utopian Architecture', Combats Magazine, access: July 27
  • 'Die Kultur der Angst', ACC-Weimar, July 20
  • Brigitte Werneburg, 'Kunstrundgang', TAZ Berlin, ,July 13, p27
  • Ulrich Clewing, 'KUNSTStücke: Würfelkunst', Der Tagesspiegel, July 9, 2005, p26
  • '4th Contemporary Biennale Gyumri, Armenia' review Third Text vol 19, issue 4

2004

  • 'Exhibition review', Printmaking Today, Vol13, No 3, Autumn
2001
  • 'Exhibition review'(Russell Cotes solo show), (a-n) magazine, December

Radio

2007

  • Talk with Aeneas Bastian on 'Emma Stibbons Antarctica', Treffpunkt, Alex. Das Stadtmagazin. A feature of Tilo Hähnel, broadcast RADIOROPA Berlin, 6/3
  • 'Emma Stibbon. Antarctica', in a feature of Barbara Wiegand, broadcast InfoRadio RBB, January 31, 2007

Grants and awards

2012

  • University of Brighton Research Sabbatical Award

2010

  • Derek Hill Scholarship, British School at Rome. Scholarship support funded by the Derek Hill Foundation for a three month residency at the British School in Rome

2009

  • Artist Award: Arts Council England, South West Support for solo exhibit Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften at the University of Brighton Gallery in January 2010
  • The Friends of the Laing Purchase Prize, Northern Print Biennale, Newcastle on Tyne International open submission exhibition
  • Ilse Augustin Foundation funding to cover installation and presentation of solo exhibition Emma Stibbon: StadLandschaften at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin
  • British Council support Emma Stibbon: StadLandschaften for overseas transport of works for exhibition Emma Stibbon: StadLandschaften at the Stadtmusuem, Berlin

2007

  • Artist Award: Arts Council England, South West Alpine Field Notes: glacially eroded landscape project in collaboration with Dr Giles Brown (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol)
  • Exchange Partners in Print: False Gods, Honourable Mention

2006

  • Printmaking Today Prize: Originals 2006, Mall Galleries

2005

  • Artist Award: practice development, (£5,000), Arts Council England, South West

2004

  • T N Lawrence Prize, RWA Open Print Exhibition

2002

  • Research Fine Art Award, Rootstein Hopkins Foundation (£1,000)
  • St Cuthberts Mill Paper Prize, RWA Autumn Open
  • Talboys Bequest purchase prize, RWA Autumn Open

2001

  • Dupree prize for woman artist, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award

2000

  • Lark Trust Prize, RWA Open Triennial

Artists talks, conferences and symposia

2012

  • Invited speaker at Transmission Host lecture series Catastrophe, convened by Fine Art Department, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Drawing Urban Legacies in Berlin Speaker at the Social History Society Annual Conference, Brighton , with Matthew Cornford and John Timberlake, session Art, Conflict and Memory: from Civil War to Cold War chaired by Peter Seddon

2011

  • Co-chair of Urban Ruins session of Ruins in C20 Art and Literatureconference, organised by the Institute of English Studies, University of London
  • The Fragility of Place, invited speaker at No Man's Land University of Plymouth conference organised by the Land/Water Research Group
  • Changing Perspectives; Connecting Arts and Science University of Bristol. Gallery talk with Dr Giles Brown (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol), chaired by Sandie Macrae (Director of R O O M Gallery, London) 
  • The God’s That Failed / Other Spaces gallery talk with Apostolos Palavrakis & Gerard Goodrow, Beck & Eggeling New Quarters, Dusseldorf
  • Roma gallery discussion with Meryl Ainslie, Director Rabley Drawing Centre

2010

  • Speaker at Liminal Science and Arts Seminar Half day seminar at Bristol University Nanoscience and Quantum Information Centre, organized by Tania Hershman writer in residence at Bristol University
  • Drawing, Place and Memory co-organiser of APPRI symposium with Peter Seddon to co-incide with solo show ‘StadtLandschaften’ at the University of Brighton gallery, with Dr Iain Biggs, Anne-Marie Creamer and Emma Stibbon and panel debate chaired by Peter Seddon
  • Artist gallery talk at Pallant House, Chichester to coincide with display of Firn woodcut edition, open to the public
  • Dialogues 2010 Norwich University College of the Arts Two day symposium exploring research around contemporary drawing practice with invited speakers Claude Heath, Emma Stibbon, Stephen Felmingham, Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi chaired by Paul Fieldsend Danks

2009

  • Artist in conversation with Andreas Teltow (curator of Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften) at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, to coincide with exhibition open to the public
  • Invited panel member, with Hayward Gallery Touring exhibitions curator Roger Malbert, Anne-marie Creamer, Roger Conlon, and Philip Walker, to coincide with The End of the Line drawing exhibition at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
  • Artist talk at Spike Island Print, Bristol, open to the public

2008

  • Gallery discussion between Emma Stibbon, Dr Giles Brown (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol) at R O O M to co-incide with Retreat solo exhibition

2006

  • Panel discussion Emma Stibbon at R O O M with the artist, Emma Stibbon, Dr Giles Brown (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol), Professor Vala Ragnarsdottir (Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Bristol) and Sandie Macrae (Director, R O O M, Bristol) to coincide with solo exhibition Antarctica Drawings
  • Drawing Quarters (one of four lead artists), University of the West of England, Bristol

Invited Artist

2011

  • Society of Wood Engravers 75th Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. invited artist
  • Bite: Artists Making Prints Mall Galleries, London, invited artist

2009

  • Artist edition portfolio Firn, printed and published by Xylon, Switzerland
         
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