Emma Stibbon RA (b. 1962)

Emma Stibbon studied at Portsmouth College of Art, Goldsmith College and the University of the West of England. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton. An award winning artist with an international reputation, she has held several residencies, including the Derek Hill Scholarship at the British School in Rome (2010). She also participated in the Arctic Circle 2013, an art and science expedition to the Arctic Circle.

Drawing is at the heart of Emma’s practice and she has travelled widely, recording her responses to the physical appearance and psychological impact of natural and built environments. Working from sketches and photographic records, Emma creates stark, monochrome, often large-scale works on paper. Romantic in character, they dramatise the effects of human intervention and natural phenomena on monumental structures and explore the fragility of existence.

She has works in public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, the University of Cambridge and the Stadtmuseum, Berlin.


Royal Academician


Born: 1962 in Munster, Germany

Elected RA: 13 March 2013

Gender: Female

Preferred media: Printmaking, Engraving, and Wood engraving

Works by Emma Stibbon in the RA Collection

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